Legal news from Saturday, March 2, 2013

[JURIST] UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zainab Hawa Bangura [official profile] on Friday welcomed the recent ruling [decision, PDF] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Friday called on [press release] the government of Bangladesh and Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) [party website, in Bengali; GlobalSecurity backgrounder] party leadership to encourage an end to the violence wracking the country. Violence between JI protesters and Bangladesh police erupted [Reuters report] on Thursday … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday reduced the amount of damages [order, PDF] that Samsung Electronics must pay Apple [corporate websites] for infringing on Apple patents. In August a jury awarded Apple a $1.05 billion judgment [JURIST report] … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] 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 [AP report] that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act … [read more]

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