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Legal news from Saturday, September 22, 2012

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said [press release] 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 [official website, in Persian] last month, … [read more]

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] announced [press release] on Friday that, following a request it made under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [text, PDF], the government has released the names of 55 detainees who were approved for release from Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] in … [read more]

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website] filed a motion on Friday with the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] asking the court to issue an injunction prohibiting Samsung [corporate website] from selling products in the US that supposedly infringe on Apple's patents. In the filing, Apple also … [read more]

[JURIST] The Appellate Court of Illinois [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 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 [text], which requires pharmacists … [read more]

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