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Legal news from Saturday, August 11, 2012

[JURIST] Libya's newly empowered General National Congress elected Mohamed al-Megaryef as interim president on Friday. Al-Megaryef, a long time opponent of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], was elected by a vote of 113 to 85 [Bloomberg report]. This is the latest in the transitional period … [read more]

[JURIST] Florida Administrative Judge Thomas Crapps on Friday heard a challenge [petition, PDF] to a voting rights law [HB 1355 materials] filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) [advocacy websites] and Senator Arthenia Joyner [official profile]. The new regulation, which applies to … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Montana [official website] on Friday ruled [decision, PDF] that its state's November ballots may include Initiative 166 [text, PDF], a nonbinding policy statement that would direct the state's congress to support an amendment to the US Constitution [text] asserting that corporations are not people and … [read more]

[JURIST] Google Inc. [corporate website] on Thursday agreed to pay a record fine [press release] of $22.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] after being charged with misrepresenting Apple Inc.'s Safari [corporate website] internet browser. Specifically, the FTC claimed [materials] that the company allowed the browser to … [read more]

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