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  • Ohio appeals to Supreme Court on early voting

    Ohio appeals to Supreme Court on early voting

    Legal World 10/09/2012

    Ohio's election chief on Tuesday appealed a ruling that reinstates the final three early voting days in the battleground state, calling a decision last week by a federal appeals court "an unprecedented intrusion" into how states run elections. Secret...

  • Appeals court reverses ruling on campaign donors

    Appeals court reverses ruling on campaign donors

    Legal World 09/22/2012

    An appeals court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that likely would have led to greater disclosure of who is paying for certain election ads. In March, U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that the Federal Election Commission overstep...

  • Chinese man gets 13 years for palace art theft

    Chinese man gets 13 years for palace art theft

    Legal World 03/19/2012

    A Beijing court sentenced a Chinese farmer to 13 years in jail on Monday for stealing art pieces from the Forbidden City, the heavily guarded former imperial palace in China's capital.The official Xinhua News Agency said Shi Baikui, 27, was also fine...

  • Belgium seeks world court order on ex-Chad leader

    Belgium seeks world court order on ex-Chad leader

    Legal World 03/11/2012

    Lawyers for Belgium urged the United Nations' highest court Monday to order Senegal to prosecute former Chad dictator Hissene Habre or extradite him for trial for allegedly masterminding atrocities during his brutal eight-year rule. Habre has lived i...

  • 'Holland's Next Top Model' wins agency lawsuit

    'Holland's Next Top Model' wins agency lawsuit

    Legal World 03/07/2012

    A former winner of the television show "Holland's Next Top Model" has won a lawsuit against Elite Model Management after she was dropped for having hips the agency considered too large. The Amsterdam District Court ruled Wednesday that Ananda Marchil...

  • Sudan's defense minister sought by int'l court

    Sudan's defense minister sought by int'l court

    Legal World 03/01/2012

    The International Criminal Court issued an arrest warrant Thursday for Sudan's defense minister, the third senior regime official sought by the court for alleged involvement in atrocities in Darfur. The court announced it wants Abdelrahim Mohamed Hus...

  • French court rules genocide law unconstitutional

    French court rules genocide law unconstitutional

    Legal World 02/29/2012

    France's Constitutional Council ruled Tuesday that a French law concerning the mass killings of Armenians a century ago violates the country's constitution. French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who had personally backed the law, immediately said he woul...

  • Lower Chinese court rules shops should pull iPads

    Lower Chinese court rules shops should pull iPads

    Legal World 02/19/2012

    Apple's dispute over the iPad trademark deepened Monday after the Chinese company that claims ownership of the name said it won a court ruling against sales of the popular tablet computer in China. Xie Xianghui, a lawyer for Shenzhen Proview Technolo...

  • EU court: Web sites need not check for IP breaches

    EU court: Web sites need not check for IP breaches

    Legal World 02/16/2012

    A European Union court ruled Thursday that social networking sites cannot be compelled to install general filters to prevent the illegal trading of music and other copyrighted material. The decision is a victory for operators of social networking sit...

  • Italian court convicts 2 in asbestos-linked deaths

    Italian court convicts 2 in asbestos-linked deaths

    Legal World 02/13/2012

    An Italian court Monday convicted two men of negligence in some 2,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company, sentencing each of them to 16 years in prison and ordering them to pay millions in what officials calle...

  • Famed Spain judge convicted of misusing authority

    Famed Spain judge convicted of misusing authority

    Legal World 02/09/2012

    The Spanish judge celebrated for pursuing international human rights cases was convicted of overstepping his jurisdiction in a domestic corruption probe Thursday and barred from the bench for 11 years, completing a spectacular fall from grace for one...

  • Norway mass killer demands medal at court hearing

    Norway mass killer demands medal at court hearing

    Legal World 02/05/2012

    The right-wing extremist who has admitted killing 77 people in the worst peacetime massacre that Norway has ever seen told a court Monday that he deserves a medal of honor for the bloodshed and demanded to be set free. Anders Behring Breivik smirked ...

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