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Legal news from Saturday, February 27, 2016
by Emelina Perez

A Guantanamo Bay prisoner accused of involvement in the 9/11 attacks testified on Friday that he has been subject to torment and mistreatment by prison guards. Ramzi bin al Shibh, from Yemen, is facing the death penalty with four other defendants for allegedly providing money and information to the 9/11 hijackers. His attorneys on Wednesday urged the court …

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by Emelina Perez

The Supreme Court of California on Friday ruled that Governor Jerry Brown can put his plan to ease prison over-crowding on the ballot this November, reversing a lower court's previous ruling. A court in Sacramento decided days earlier that Brown improperly amended the initiative and prevented his office from collecting the required number of …

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by Taylor Gillan

The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday overturned a 2014 verdict against Samsung in its patent infringement conflict with Apple. The appeals court found that Samsung did not infringe on Apple's quick links patent and that two other patents asserted by Apple were not valid. Accordingly, Samsung will no …

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by Taylor Gillan

The UN Security Council on Friday unanimously approved resolution 2268, voting to endorse a Russian and American plan for a cessation of hostilities in Syria. The plan, which was drafted jointly by Russia and the US, also calls on the government and opposition to resume peace talks. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the adoption of …

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