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Legal news from Monday, October 15, 2012
by Brandon Gatto

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday called on Tunisian authorities to investigate a series of attacks by religious extremists over the last 10 months and to bring to justice those responsible. Of the artists, intellectuals and political activists attacked, six filed formal complaints with police and identified their attackers. However, HRW contends that police have …

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by G. Redd

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday urged Bahrain's court of appeals to overturn the conviction of human right advocate Nabeel Rajab. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BHCR), was arrested in June and sentenced to three years in prison on charges of participating in illegal …

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by Samuel Franklin

Ohio officials on Saturday urged the US Supreme Court to approve its request for an emergency stay of an injunction against the state's new early voting regulation. The brief was filed after US President Barack Obama's campaign staff and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) filed a brief Friday calling …

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by Kyle Webster

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday filed a lawsuit against Morgan Stanley over allegedly discriminatory practices leading up to the housing crisis of 2008. According to the ACLU, between 2004 and 2007 Morgan Stanley and its affiliates, including New Century Mortgage Company, violated the Fair Housing Act, …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Apple on Monday appealed a Tokyo District Court ruling which dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung had infringed on Apple's patents. The appeal comes after Judge Tamotsu Shoji ruled in August that Samsung did not violate Apple's patents for inventions allowing smart phones and tablets to synchronize music …

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by Dan DeRight

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond on Monday formally agreed to hold a referendum regarding the independence of Scotland, potentially ending the union between the two nations in place since the Union with England Act of 1707. The agreement to allow the referendum marks a turning point …

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