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Legal news from Saturday, June 22, 2013
by Samuel Franklin

Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law passed in April requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they are ending the life of a "whole, separate, unique, living human being." Since Governor Sam Brownback signed the legislation, Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri (PPKM), …

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by Samuel Franklin

Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma, on Friday unanimously approved a ban on the adoption of orphans by foreign same-sex couples and single foreign nationals who reside in countries where same-sex marriage is legal. The bill will need approval from the upper house and President Vladimir Putin, processes that are often times …

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by Blake Lynch

The Tokyo District Court on Friday issued a partial verdict for Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung concerning technology which triggers a bounce-back animation when one scrolls through to the end of a digital documents on older mobile devices. The court has yet to provide a date for when it will …

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by Blake Lynch

The US government has charged former government contractor Edward Snowden with espionage for leaking top secret documents, according to a sealed criminal complaint filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The complaint charges Snowden with unauthorized communication of national defense information, theft of government property, and willful communication of …

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