Legal news from Monday, October 15, 2012
14:10 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Monday called on Tunisian authorities [press release] to investigate a series of attacks by religious extremists over the last 10 months and to bring to justice those responsible. Of the artists, intellectuals and political activists attacked, six filed formal complaints with police [read more]

11:10 EDT

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Sunday urged Bahrain's court of appeals to overturn [press release] the conviction of human right advocate Nabeel Rajab [JURIST news archive]. Rajab, president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BHCR) [advocacy website], was arrested in June and sentenced to three years [read more]

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[JURIST] Ohio officials on Saturday urged [brief, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to approve its request for an emergency stay of an injunction against the state's new early voting regulation. The brief was filed after US President Barack Obama's campaign staff [campaign website] and the Democratic National Committee [read more]

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[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [official website] on Monday filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] against Morgan Stanley [corporate website] over allegedly discriminatory practices leading up to the housing crisis of 2008. According to the ACLU, between 2004 and 2007 Morgan Stanley and its affiliates, including New [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] Apple [corporate website] on Monday appealed a Tokyo District Court [official website, in Japanese] ruling which dismissed Apple's claim that Samsung [corporate website] had infringed on Apple's patents. The appeal [Bloomberg report] comes after Judge Tamotsu Shoji ruled in August that Samsung did not violate [JURIST report] Apple's patents [read more]

10:10 EDT

[JURIST] UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond [official websites] on Monday formally agreed to hold a referendum [text, PDF] regarding the independence of Scotland, potentially ending the union between the two nations in place since the Union with England Act of 1707 [text]. The agreement [read more]

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