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Legal news from Saturday, April 26, 2014
by William Helbling

The Florida Senate approved a bill 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 Times-Union report] as early as the twentieth week of pregnancy. …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

UN Special Rapporteur on Belarus Miklos Haraszti called 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 date without notification of his family while his complaint with …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday renewd claims by Apple against Google subsidiary Google's Motorola Mobility for infringing smartphone patents. Judge Richard Posner, sitting in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, dismissed both company's patent claims against each other in 2012 …

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