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Legal news from Saturday, August 11, 2012
by Matthew Pomy

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, was elected by a vote of 113 to 85. This is the latest in the transitional period that began with the National Transitional Council of Libya (NTC) …

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by Matthew Pomy

Florida Administrative Judge Thomas Crapps on Friday heard a challenge to a voting rights law filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) and Senator Arthenia Joyner. The new regulation, which applies to only 62 of 67 counties, creates conflicting voting rules depending …

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by Brandon Gatto

The Supreme Court of Montana on Friday ruled that its state's November ballots may include Initiative 166, a nonbinding policy statement that would direct the state's congress to support an amendment to the US Constitution asserting that corporations are not people and money does not qualify as speech. The goal of the …

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by Brandon Gatto

Google Inc. on Thursday agreed to pay a record fine of $22.5 million to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) after being charged with misrepresenting Apple Inc.'s Safari internet browser. Specifically, the FTC claimed that the company allowed the browser to track users' search histories and target ads to those users …

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