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Legal news from Saturday, September 22, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Saturday that Iran should reverse new policies for this academic year that deny many students, particularly women, academic freedom. The policies, announced in a manual released by the country's Science and Technology Ministry last month, limit the number of men or women that can be …

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by Jaimie Cremeans

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced on Friday that, following a request it made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the government has released the names of 55 detainees who were approved for release from Guantanamo Bay in 2010 but have yet to be released. The ACLU said …

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by Max Slater

Apple filed a motion on Friday with the US District Court for the Northern District of California asking the court to issue an injunction prohibiting Samsung from selling products in the US that supposedly infringe on Apple's patents. In the filing, Apple also sought $707 million dollars in damages from Samsung, …

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by Max Slater

The Appellate Court of Illinois ruled on Thursday that the state cannot force pharmacists to fill prescriptions for emergency contraceptives if they have religious objections to these drugs. The appeals court held that an Illinois law known as the Current Rule, which requires pharmacists to dispense contraceptives including Plan B, violates pharmacists' …

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