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Legal news from Tuesday, May 13, 2014
by Max Slater

The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on Tuesday that people can request that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information. In an advisory judgment, the court held that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing must sometimes comply with individuals' requests to web pages …

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by Max Slater

An Israeli trial court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal while serving as mayor of Jerusalem. The Tel Aviv District Court ruled that Olmert was guilty of participating in a corrupt real estate deal in the 1990s involving the Holyland Towers …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

Five same-sex couples on Monday challenged Alaska's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the District of Alaska, contends that the amendment [Art. I §25], added to the Alaska Constitution in 1998, violates their due process and equal protection rights under the Fourteenth Amendment …

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by Kimberly Bennett

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on Monday finding that the use of fully autonomous weapons by militaries or law enforcement would be an affront to basic human rights and should be preemptively banned by international convention. The report, entitled "Shaking the Foundations: The Human Rights Implications of Killer Robots," was jointly authored [Al …

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by Kimberly Bennett

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Monday ordered Turkey to pay €90 million (USD $123 million) to Cyprus for invading the island in 1974. Thirty million euros are to be paid in damages to relatives of the missing, and €60 million have been allocated for residents of the Karpas peninsula. Speaking on …

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