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Legal news from Saturday, August 24, 2013
by Endia Vereen

Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the High Court of Bolochistan on Saturday dismissed a request to move former president Pervez Musharraf's trial over the killing of Baloch leader Akbar Bugti to the neighboring city of Rawalpindi. Lawyers for Musharraf argued that he faced numerous threats in Balochistan and requested, …

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by Endia Vereen

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez on Friday urged 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 allegedly cruel use of solitary confinement as punishment within the …

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by Blake Lynch

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled on Friday that Samsung and Apple do not have to publicly disclose financial details submitted during the patent litigation between the two companies. The court's opinion reversed a ruling by the US District Court for the Northern District of California …

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by Blake Lynch

A jury of six military personnel on Friday ruled Staff Sergeant Robert Bales would receive life in prison without parole for killing 16 Afghan civilians. The panel deliberated for less than two hours. The commanding general overseeing the court-martial still has the option to reduce the sentence to life in …

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