Legal news from Saturday, April 12, 2014
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[JURIST] The Authors Guild [advocacy website] filed an appellate brief [text] on Friday, renewing its complaint that Google [corporate website] is violating copyright laws with its mass book digitization project. The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website], claims that Google's "Library Project" [read more]

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[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] expressed concern [statement] Friday over the new Egyptian anti-terror law set to be approved by interim president Adly Mansour [BBC profile]. The law, which was passed in response to an attack on Cairo University [Al Ahram report], is aimed at deterring the recent escalation [read more]

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[JURIST] Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring [official website] on Friday filed an appellate brief [text, PDF] in support of the district court's ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website], argues that the [read more]

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[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called Friday upon the owners of the Washington Redskins football team to change the team's name [press release]. Anaya focused on the hurtful history of the term "redskin" as it relates to Native Americans in the US. [read more]

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