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Legal news from Friday, January 4, 2013
by Peter Snyder

The Constitutional Court of Hungary on Friday struck down an electoral law requiring voters to register to vote at least two weeks before elections in 2014. The new rules had been proposed by the conservative Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban. The new electoral law was passed [BBC …

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by Peter Snyder

The chief US military judge overseeing the trial of the accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, has ruled that lawyers cannot make public any material involved in the trial, including unclassified documents. The decision by Judge Army Col. James L. Pohl was issued on December 20 but was just released this week. The new requirements prevent …

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by Daniel Mullen

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on Thursday that Google did not violate antitrust or anticompetition laws. Google's practice of favoring its own services in search results, to the detriment of its competitors, has been under scrutiny. Though Google will be required to make changes to its business practices that the FTC believes …

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by Daniel Mullen

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a settlement with Transocean Deepwater Inc. for the company's role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Transocean pleaded guilty to "negligently discharging oil into the Gulf of Mexico," in violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and …

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