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Legal news from Thursday, May 15, 2014
by Peter Snyder

The High Court of Kenya issued an arrest warrant Wednesday for journalist Walter Barasa, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for interfering with witnesses in the trial of Deputy President William Ruto. Barasa is accused of attempting to bribe prosecution witnesses to try and …

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by Peter Snyder

The Arkansas Supreme Court issued an unsigned order 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) and its prohibition against circuit and county clerks issuing …

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by Dominic Yobbi

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday granted 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 41-year-old convicted rapist and murderer, was to be the first …

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by Dominic Yobbi

Amnesty International (AI) on Monday launched a global anti-torture campaign, as it released a report 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 torture if arrested in their home country. Brazil and Mexico …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Wednesday affirmed without comment a US International Trade Commission (ITC) decision finding that Apple did not infringe upon Samsung Electronics patents. The ITC had previously found in June that Apple infringed on a separate Samsung patent, and …

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by Julie Deisher-Edwards

In a briefing to the UN Security Council on Tuesday, International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said that Libya faces a deep political crisis and serious security challenges, inhibiting its ability to rebuild itself as a modern democratic state. Bensouda expressed concern with criminal impunity in Libya, particularly the Libyan government's failure …

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