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Legal news from Tuesday, April 2, 2013
by Andrew Morgan

And now comes everyone's favorite part of the fundraising season: the end. We can't thank you enough for the donations, support, and feedback we've received over the past month. It is heartening to know that so many of our readers value JURIST! If you were unable to contribute financially this time around, fear not. First, I'd like to …

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by Daniel Mullen

Russian President Vladimir Putin approved a law on Tuesday giving him the authority to select candidates for regional elections. Under the new law, Putin will have the ability to submit three candidates to legislature for approval for any of the country's 83 regions. This structure can be used to circumvent direct elections. …

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by Blake Lynch

Six European countries, including France, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Spain and Italy, on Tuesday agreed on joint legal action against Google over its privacy policy. The countries claim that 13 months ago when Google merged 60 separate privacy policies, including email, video, social-networking and additional services, that Google failed to inform customers about …

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by Samuel Franklin

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday refused to approve Citigroup Inc.'s proposed $590 million settlement of a shareholder lawsuit, questioning the reasonableness of some details of the agreement. Judge Sidney Stein requested that Citigroup and its shareholders, the bank's opponents in this case, …

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by Peter Snyder

A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Saturday that ReDigi Inc.'s "pre-owned" digital music sales infringed on Capitol Records LLC's music copyrights. ReDigi's online service allowed customers to use its platform to buy and sell "used" digital music originally purchased from Apple Inc.'s …

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by Lauren Laing

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Monday voted 52-45 to override Governor Mike Beebe's veto of a bill that requires voters to provide photo identification. Since the state senate voted March 27 to override the veto, the bill now becomes law under the requirements of Article VI of the Arkansas Constitution …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The court-appointed administrator responsible for determining and paying out damages to individuals affected by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, on Monday asked the US District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to dismiss a lawsuit by British Petroleum (BP) over how damage claims are determined. Last month, BP appealed …

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by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in one new case on Monday. In Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas [cert. petition, PDF; docket] the court will consider whether its decision in Stewart Organization, Inc. v. Ricoh Corp. changed the standard for enforcement of clauses …

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