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Legal news from Tuesday, September 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley

US International Trade Commission (ITC) Judge Thomas Pender on Monday issued a preliminary ruling holding that HTC infringed on two patents for mobile technology held by Nokia. The patents have to do with receiving and sending signals from mobile telephones and tablets. The full ITC is scheduled to make …

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by Cynthia Miley

International Criminal Court (ICC) chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda on Tuesday offered to assist in prosecuting those behind the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall attack. Somali Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, which resulted in at least 62 deaths and 175 injured persons [Kenya Red Cross fact …

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by Laura Klein Mullen

The Joint Task Force at Guantanamo Bay said Monday that they would no longer issue daily updates on detainee hunger strikes. This announcement effectively declared the end of the unprecedentedly broad, six-month long, prisoner protest. There are now 164 prisoners in Guantanamo, and as many as 106 were on strike at the peak …

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by Laura Klein Mullen

A judge for Kentucky's Jefferson County Circuit Court ruled Monday that the same-sex spouse of a woman charged with murder must testify against her at the trial because same-sex partners are not protected by the husband-wife privilege under Kentucky's state law. Geneva Case, who will be compelled to testify, was married to the defendant, Bobbie Jo Clary, …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The Supreme Court of the Maldives on Monday indefinitely delayed the second round of presidential elections, which were scheduled to occur later this week. The injunction, signed by four of the seven-judge bench, calls for the election commission to delay the runoff election until the court rules on the challenge filed by the Jumhooree Party …

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by Elizabeth LaForgia

The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed on Wednesday hailed the recent release of more than a dozen prisoners of conscience but urged the government to release hundreds of other prisoners detained "solely for exercising their rights to freedoms of expression, association and assembly." …

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