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Legal news from Saturday, May 3, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

US President Barack Obama stated at a news conference on Friday that he will ask Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate problems with the application of the death penalty. The statement comes after the recent botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett, which President Obama called "deeply troubling." Although he stated that …

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by Nicholas Tomsho

Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on Myanmar Saturday to pass more protective media laws and end arbitrary arrests of journalists. The statement listed several journalists who have been arrested since December on politically-motivated charges, including criminal trespass, use of obscene language, and revealing state secrets. The advocacy group went on to call for amendment to …

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by Kimberly Bennett

Authorities in Uruguay on Friday released details to explain how marijuana will be produced and legally sold in the country, following legislation proposed by President Jose Mujica. Uruguay is the first country in the world to have a system that regulates marijuana production, sale and consumption. The legislation, which is expected …

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by Kimberly Bennett

A jury in the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday ordered Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to pay $119.6 million to Apple Inc for a finding that the company infringed on two of Apple's smartphone patents. The jury also found that Apple infringed one of of Samsung's patents, and …

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