Legal news from Monday, November 18, 2013

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[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Monday ordered [opinion, PDF] the reconsideration of Apple's request for an injunction against Samsung [corporate websites] products based on allegations of utility patent infringement. A jury for the US District Court for the Northern District of California … [read more]

[JURIST] The UN Security Council [official website] on Friday rejected a resolution to defer the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] trials of Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta [ICC materials; JURIST news archive] and Deputy President William Ruto [ICC materials; JURIST news archive]. Seven members of the council voted in favor … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied [order list, PDF] the petition for certiorari in a case challenging the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) [backgrounder] April order [text] requiring Verizon [corporate website] to turn over data to the National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] including US telephone … [read more]

[JURIST] Pakistan officials on Monday filed a request with the nation's Supreme Court [official website], asking the court to start treason proceedings against former president Pervez Musharraf [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The government contends [Reuters report] that Musharraf committed treason by suspending the constitution and imposed emergency rule in … [read more]

[JURIST] A Russian court on Monday refused to release one of 30 activists [profiles] for Greenpeace International [advocacy website] who were detained in September while trying to board an oil rig. Russian authorities arrested the Greenpeace activists in September for attempting to scale an oil platform owned by a Russian … [read more]

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