Legal news from Saturday, April 26, 2014

[JURIST] The Florida Senate [official website] approved a bill [press release] Friday that will prevent most abortions after the fetus reaches viability. The legislation would require the doctor to conduct an exam before performing an abortion to determine if the fetus is viable. The bill could reportedly prevent abortions [Florida … [read more]

[JURIST] UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklos Haraszti [official profile] called [press release] Friday for Belarus, currently the only European nation that has retained the death penalty, to end the practice. The statement was issued following the reported execution of Pavel Sialiun who was put to death at an unknown … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Friday renewd claims [opinion] by Apple against Google subsidiary Google's Motorola Mobility [corporate websites] for infringing smartphone patents. Judge Richard Posner, sitting in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website], dismissed [JURIST … [read more]

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