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Legal news from Sunday, August 5, 2012

[JURIST] Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday denied [Mercury News report] a motion filed by Apple [corporate website] requesting that the court sanction Samsung Electronics [corporate website], and declare an immediate victory in the patent infringement trial. Apple … [read more]

[JURIST] The Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) [advocacy website] reported Friday that Zainab Al-Khawaja, the daughter of jailed pro-democracy activist Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja [BBC profile; JURIST news archive], was detained [press release] Thursday by Bahraini police after protesting alone in Al Qadam. The BCHR alleged that Al-Khawaja was subject to … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge in the Washington County Circuit Court of Oregon [official website] ruled Friday that a death row inmate is not required to accept clemency granted to him by Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber [official website]. Last December, Kitzhaber granted clemency to convicted murderer Gary Haugen after Haugen voluntarily waived … [read more]

[JURIST] Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott [official website] on Friday appealed a federal judge's order blocking the enforcement of provisions of the state's voter registration laws. Abbott asked the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] to stay the order blocking enforcement of the law arguing that … [read more]

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