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Legal news from Saturday, March 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura on Friday welcomed the recent ruling by Cambodia’s genocide tribunal to annul a previous ruling that would have prevented it from trying crimes of sexual violence committed during the Khmer Rouge regime. The decision by the Supreme Court …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday called on the government of Bangladesh and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) party leadership to encourage an end to the violence wracking the country. Violence between JI protesters and Bangladesh police erupted on Thursday after the International Crimes Tribunal Bangladesh (ICTB) sentenced …

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by Max Slater

A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday reduced the amount of damages that Samsung Electronics must pay Apple for infringing on Apple patents. In August a jury awarded Apple a $1.05 billion judgment against Samsung. Judge Lucy Koh ruled that the court must …

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by Max Slater

A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey on Thursday upheld a 21-year-old federal law prohibiting gambling, dealing a setback to New Jersey's attempts to legalize sports betting. Judge Michael Shipp ruled that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) is constitutional, even though it is extremely unpopular …

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