April 17, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was ordered by the prosecutor's office on Wednesday to return to prison from the military hospital where he was staying after he appeared healthy at a hearing on Monday. Also on Wednesday, a Cairo Court of Appeals announced that Mubarak's retrial for ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc., which deals with the issue of whether human genes are patentable. Myriad Genetics patented two genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, which are isolated genes?different from native genes becaus... ...[read more]
April 10, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit by victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme against the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Madoff victims had argued that the SEC was liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FCTA) for ...[read more]
April 3, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Two UN human rights experts were critical of the Hungarian Parliament on Wednesday for passing an amendment to the Hungarian Fundamental Law that criminalizes homelessness. Hungary is estimated to currently have 30,000 homeless individuals. The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human ...[read more]
March 27, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Apple on Tuesday requested that the US District Court for the Northern District of California grant a new trial on damages in its ongoing patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics. Judge Lucy Koh earlier this month reduced the jury's damages award by $450 million because she found ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday condemned a coup by Central African Republic (CAR) Seleka rebels after they seized the country's capital of Bangui, causing President Francois Bozize to flee the country. Ban appealed for calm and demanded the "swift restoration of constitutional order." ...[read more]
March 20, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay called Wednesday on Nepal to withdraw a decree creating a truth and reconciliation with the power to grant amnesties for human rights violations that occurred during Nepal's civil war. The conflict resulted in approximately 13,000 deaths with ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga on Friday appealed the results of Kenya's 2013 election to Kenya's Supreme Court. Kenya's election commission declared Uhuru Kenyatta, son of Kenya's first president Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, the winner of the nation's 2013 presidential election earlier this month. ...[read more]
March 17, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Thursday that the use of national security letters under 18 USC 2709 is unconstitutional. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) challenged the use of national security letters by the FBI on behalf of an unnamed... ...[read more]
March 7, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
Malian Tuareg rebels on Tuesday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged war crimes committed by Malian government forces during the recent conflict. Azawad National Liberation Movement (MNLA) announced that it has asked the ICC to investigate the alleged use of ...[read more]

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