Legal news from Monday, April 16, 2012

[JURIST] Google, Inc. [company profile] was fined [order text, PDF] $25,000 on Friday by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] for the company's failure to cooperate with the a federal investigation. Google incurred the fine by refusing to disclose information on its alleged collection of personal information without permission … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the Philippines [official website] on Monday released its 9-6 decision dismissing seven suits filed against former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo [NYT backgrounder] that challenged the constitutionality of the declaration of martial law she made in 2009. The court also determined that the suits were rendered moot … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] declined review [docket] in the case of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling [JURIST news archives] on Monday. The court, without any comment, allowed to stand the decision [opinion, PDF] of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website], which ruled … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Monday in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. [docket; cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether, under the Copyright Act [text], a copyrighted work obtained legally outside the US may be sold in the US without the copyright … [read more]

[JURIST] The Malaysian Prime Minister [official website] pledged Monday to review the country's Internal Security Act of 1960 (ISA) [text, PDF; HRW backgrounder]. Parliament [official website] was expected to replace the law [JURIST report] that currently allows for indefinite detention of terror suspects, dissidents and political opponents. The new act, … [read more]

[JURIST] Vietnamese prosecutors on Monday charged three bloggers with spreading pro-democracy propaganda in violation of the country's criminal law. Bloggers Nguyen Van Hai, alias Dieu Cay, Phan Thanh Hai, alias Anhbasg, and Ta Phong Tan [blogs, in Vietnamese] are scheduled to begin their trials on April 17 in the People's … [read more]

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