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Anti-corruption group files charges against Nigeria president, attorney general
July 3, 2014
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court of Nigeria against Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, Attorney General Muhammed Adoke and Muhammed Abacha, son of Nigeria's former de facto President Sani Abacha. SERAP alleges tha....... [more]

Chile court: US intelligence had role in American deaths
July 2, 2014
A Chilean court ruled Monday that US military intelligence services provided information that led to the arrests, and eventual executions, of two Americans in 1973. According to the ruling, former US Navy Captain Ray Davis gave information to the Chilean officials that was used in the arrest of jou....... [more]

Donald Sterling and Bad Things Said in "Private"
June 30, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School comments on the statement made by Donald Sterling and how the public outcry should give us pause to consider the underlying issues ... Unless you've been completely avoiding TV, the Internet, newspapers, magazines and likely your f....... [more]

Aereo and 21st Century Copyright Law
June 28, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University comments on the recent Supreme Court decision in Aereo v. American Broadcast Companies, and provides insight into the world of Copyright Law ... The Su....... [more]

US patent office cancels Washington Redskins trademark registration
June 19, 2014
The US Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday announced that it will cancel six trademark registrations belonging to National Football League team the Washington Redskins. Administrative trademark judge Karen Kuhlke found that the trademarks, which include the team's name, logo and the name of th....... [more]

China officials sentence 55 in public rally
May 28, 2014
Chinese officials in the western region of Xinjiang on Tuesday held a public rally at a sports stadium for the mass sentencing of criminals, in which 55 individuals were sentenced before a crowd of 7,000 people. While three received death sentences for crimes including "violent terrorism," other pri....... [more]

Supreme Court allows copyright suit against MGM
May 19, 2014
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 entitl....... [more]

FCC approves new Internet traffic rules
May 16, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted new Internet traffic rules on Wednesday in light of a recent court decision, which struck down former rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. This former practice is known as....... [more]

University requests review of student-athlete unionization ruling
April 10, 2014
Northwestern University on Wednesday asked the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to review a recent decision that the university's football players have the right to unionize. The attorneys for Northwestern stated, "n this unprecedented decision, the Regional Director set out to alter the under....... [more]

Federal appeals court orders Google to remove controversial anti-Islamic video
February 27, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday ordered Google to remove from its YouTube video-sharing website an anti-Islamic film that incited massive anti-American protest in the Muslim world in 2012. The court found in favor of appellant Cindy Lee Garcia, reversing a US District Cour....... [more]

FCC will not appeal federal appellate court 'net neutrality' decision
February 20, 2014
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced Wednesday that it will not appeal the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decision striking down the FCC's rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. While....... [more]



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