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Legal news from Saturday, August 10, 2013

[JURIST] Independent UN experts on Friday called for the repeal of recently passed legislation in Uganda limiting the size of public demonstrations. Known as the Public Order Management Bill, passed on Tuesday [JURIST report], Uganda now prohibits protests [UN press release] of more than three people without prior police authorization. … [read more]

[JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] on Friday denied Apple's [corporate website] request for a temporary suspension of the court's July ruling [JURIST report] that Apple violated the Sherman Act [text] and various state statutes in an e-book … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] on Friday ruled [order, PDF] that Samsung infringed two patents of Apple [corporate websites]. The two patents involves the detection of users' finger movements on smartphone touchscreens and the way its plugs detect when other devices have been plugged in. The ITC, … [read more]

[JURIST] President Barack Obama on Friday gave a speech [Transcript, text] proposing a four-step reform to increase the credibility and legitimacy of the National Security Agency (NSA) and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) [official websites]. The first step will reform Section 215 [ACLU backgrounder] of the Patriot Act [text, PDF; … [read more]

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