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Legal news from Friday, December 7, 2012
by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court on Friday granted certiorari in two cases dealing with same-sex marriage. In Hollingsworth v. Perry [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will consider the validity of Proposition 8, a California referendum that revoked same-sex marriage rights. Same-sex marriage was briefly legal in California following a …

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by Keith Herting

The judge presiding over the ongoing patent infringement between litigation Apple and Samsung Electronics requested on Thursday that both sides call a "cease fire" on introducing new suits against the other until after she has determined if a previous $1.05 billion judgment awarded to Apple will be reduced. Judge Lucy Koh of the US District Court for …

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by Keith Herting

Those who are engaged in human rights defense in the Americas are subject to increasing levels of "intimidation, harassment and attacks," Amnesty International (AI) reported Friday. The report, entitled "Transforming pain into hope: Human rights defenders in the Americas," investigated over 300 reports of abuses of human rights workers in the Americas over the past …

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by Max Slater

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay expressed grave concern on Friday at the rising death toll during the ongoing political chaos in Egypt, saying that Egypt's draft constitution presents serious problems for human rights. Pillay complained that the draft constitution, which was approved last week, was passed …

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by Benjamin Minegar

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday accused the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) of war crimes after a November aerial bombing raid killed 12 civilians in Gaza. According to HRW, the IDF planned and authorized the attack in pursuit of Mohamed Jamal al-Dalu, a suspected Hamas "terror operative" and low-ranking police officer. HRW …

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by Max Slater

Michigan's Senate and House of Representatives passed legislation on Thursday, known as "Freedom to Work," that makes payment of union dues voluntary and limits workers' rights to strike and picket. The House passed the legislation by a vote of 58-52, over unanimous Democratic opposition. The Senate then approved the legislation by a …

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by Sarah Posner

Rights groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit on Thursday challenging Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's executive order preventing immigrants in a federal program from obtaining driver's licenses. Brewer's order denies driver's licenses for immigrants participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The DACA provides a …

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