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Legal news from Tuesday, September 24, 2013

[JURIST] US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] Judge Thomas Pender [official profile] on Monday issued a preliminary ruling [text, PDF] holding that HTC infringed on two patents for mobile technology held by Nokia [corporate websites]. The patents have to do with receiving and sending signals [Reuters report] from mobile … [read more]

[JURIST] International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda [official profile] on Tuesday offered to assist in prosecuting [text] those behind the Nairobi Westgate shopping mall attack. Somali Islamist group al-Shabab [BBC backgrounder] has claimed responsibility for the attack on Saturday, which resulted in at least … [read more]

[JURIST] The Joint Task Force [official website] at Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] said Monday that they would no longer issue daily updates on detainee hunger strikes. This announcement effectively declared the end [AP report] of the unprecedentedly broad, six-month long, prisoner protest. There are now 164 prisoners in Guantanamo, and … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for Kentucky's Jefferson County Circuit Court ruled [order, PDF] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the Maldives [official website] 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 [Haveeru report] until the … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran Ahmed Shaheed [official website] on Wednesday hailed the recent release [press release] of more than a dozen prisoners of conscience but urged the government to release hundreds of other prisoners detained "solely for … [read more]

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