Legal news from Saturday, June 22, 2013

[JURIST] Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit Thursday over a new Kansas law [text, PDF] passed in April requiring doctors to inform women seeking abortions that they are ending the life of a "whole, separate, unique, living human being." Since Governor Sam Brownback [official website] signed the legislation [JURIST … [read more]

[JURIST] Russia's lower house of parliament, the Duma [official website, in Russian], on Friday unanimously approved a ban on the adoption of orphans by foreign same-sex couples and single foreign nationals who reside in countries where same-sex marriage is legal. The bill will need approval from the upper house and … [read more]

[JURIST] The Tokyo District Court [official website, Japanese] on Friday issued a partial verdict for Apple in a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung [corporate website] concerning technology which triggers a bounce-back animation when one scrolls through to the end of a digital documents on older mobile devices. The court … [read more]

[JURIST] The US government has charged former government contractor Edward Snowden with espionage for leaking top secret documents, according to a sealed criminal complaint [opinion, PDF] filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website]. The complaint charges Snowden with unauthorized communication of national … [read more]

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