Legal news from Monday, May 19, 2014

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 Monday in Petrella v. MGM [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a copyright suit against Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) [corporate website] over recent profits from the 1980 film Raging Bull [IMDb backgrounder] may go forward. Paula Petrella, daughter of the original screenwriter, filed suit … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Monday acquitted 169 Muslim Brotherhood [BBC backgrounder; JURIST news archive] supporters on charges relating to the violence following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] last year. The men had been charged [Reuters report] with "illegal gathering" last August but will … [read more]

[JURIST] Former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] began his defense case before the UN International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) [official website] on Monday with testimony of Mile Sladoje, a former Serb army officer who claimed that he was never ordered to shoot … [read more]

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