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Legal news from Tuesday, August 28, 2012
by Sung Un Kim

The Michigan Court of Appeals on Monday ruled that a proposal to preserve collective bargaining should be put on the upcoming November 6 ballot. The proposal would add a new article allowing workers to organize and bargain collectively with employers in terms of wages, benefits and other work-related issues. It would also amend a section …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

After being awarded $1.05 billion by a jury last week for patent infringement, Apple filed a motion with the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday asking it to block eight Samsung products from being produced and sold in the US. The eight products Apple asked the court to ban [AP …

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by Sung Un Kim

Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Fatou Bensouda on Monday filed an updated version of the charges against the four defendants in the two cases stemming from the 2007 Kenyan post-election violence. The revision of the document stems from an order in a decision by the Trial Chamber …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

Myanmar's army is still committing human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Karen state, according to a report released Monday by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR). PHR's findings were based on a field survey it conducted this year, in which 30 percent of families reported experiencing human rights violations. Abuses that were reported …

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by Sarah Posner

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held a hearing Tuesday on the appeal of former Ukrainian prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko. The hearing comes just one day before a Ukrainian court is set to rule on Tymoshenko's appeal of her conviction for abuse of office. Ukraine may …

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by Sarah Posner

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday urged the international community to prevent the illegal trade of weapons, which are responsible for killing more than 500,000 people every year. The Program of Action adopted by various countries in 2001 lists recommendations for countries to bolster national legislation combating the illegal trade of weapons and improve …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Monday blocked a state election law adopted in 2006 that discards provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct. Pursuant to the law, the provisional ballots were rejected even if the error was caused by a poll worker. Approximately 14,000 provisional ballots were discarded …

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by Sarah Paulsworth

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called Monday for an immediate and impartial investigation into the killing of hundreds of civilians in Daraya, Syria. According to spokesperson Martin Nesirky, the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is already looking into the incident. More than 200 bodies were found …

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by Julia Zebley

The Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Monday that a question on voter identification can be put to referendum in November, disregarding protests from the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota (ACLU-MN). The ACLU-MN challenged the initiative in May, claiming that the ballot initiative, which would amend the Minnesota constitution to require …

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by Julia Zebley

Oral arguments began Monday in South Carolina v. US, as South Carolina defended its new voter identification law from a Department of Justice (DOJ) ruling that blocked its implementation. The law, which would require photo ID in order to vote, was rejected as being in violation of the Voting Rights Act. …

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