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Legal news from Monday, May 19, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Monday in Petrella v. MGM that a copyright suit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) over recent profits from the 1980 film Raging Bull may go forward. Paula Petrella, daughter of the original screenwriter, filed suit against MGM in 2009, arguing that she should be entitled …

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by Addison Morris

The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether the code of Prohibited Personnel Practices [5 USC § 2302(b)(8)(A)] can bar an agency from taking action against an employee who intentionally divulges sensitive security information. The Aviation and Transportation Security Act …

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by Jaclyn Belczyk

An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood supporters on charges relating to the violence following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi last year. The men had been charged with "illegal gathering" last August but will now be released from prison. The acquittals represent a break …

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by Addison Morris

Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic began his defense case before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Monday with testimony of Mile Sladoje, a former Serb army officer who claimed that he was never ordered to shoot civilians during the the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. Mladic …

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