Legal news from Saturday, August 24, 2013

[JURIST] Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the High Court of Bolochistan [official website] on Saturday dismissed a request to move former president Pervez Musharraf's [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] trial over the killing of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti to the neighboring city of Rawalpindi. Lawyers for Musharraf argued that … [read more]

[JURIST] The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez [official profile] on Friday urged [news release] the US government to ban the use of prolonged or indefinite solitary confinement. In several California prisons, hunger strikes began on July 8, with more than 30,000 inmates refusing food to protest the … [read more]

[JURIST] The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia [official website] ruled on Friday that Samsung [corporate website] and Apple [corporate website] do not have to publicly disclose financial details submitted during the patent litigation between the two companies. The court's opinion reversed [Reuters report] a ruling by … [read more]

[JURIST] A jury of six military personnel on Friday ruled [AP report] Staff Sergeant Robert Bales [JURIST news archive] would receive life in prison without parole for killing 16 Afghan civilians. The panel deliberated for less than two hours [Reuters report]. The commanding general overseeing the court-martial still has the … [read more]

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