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Legal news from Thursday, May 15, 2014

[JURIST] The High Court of Kenya [official website] issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for journalist Walter Barasa, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] for interfering with witnesses in the trial of Deputy President William Ruto [ICC materials, PDF; JURIST news archive]. Barasa is accused [BBC … [read more]

[JURIST] The Arkansas Supreme Court [official website] issued an unsigned order [text, PDF] Thursday declining to put on hold a ruling that overturned the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriages. The court however, ruled that the the circuit court's order had no effect on Ark. Code Ann. § 9-11-208(b) [AP … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday granted [decision, PDF] a stay of execution for a Texas inmate just hours before he was to be put to death in order to review his claim that he is intellectually disabled. Robert James Campbell, a … [read more]

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Monday launched a global anti-torture campaign, as it released a report [press release] summarizing the results of a global survey analyzing attitudes towards torture in 141 countries. The report found that 44 percent of the 21,000 people surveyed would not feel safe from … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit [official website] on Wednesday affirmed [judgment, PDF] without comment a US International Trade Commission (ITC) [official website] decision finding that Apple [corporate website] did not infringe [determination, PDF] upon Samsung Electronics [corporate website] patents. The ITC had previously found in … [read more]

[JURIST] In a briefing to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda [official profile] said that Libya faces a deep political crisis and serious security challenges [press release], inhibiting its ability to rebuild itself as a modern democratic state. Bensouda expressed concern … [read more]

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