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Legal news from Monday, October 23, 2017
by Jennifer Suder

A US district court judge in San Jose, California, on Sunday ordered a retrial to determine how much Samsung owes Apple for infringing three iPhone 3Gs patents: "black rectangular front face of a phone with rounded corners," "the rectangular front face of a phone with rounded corners and a raised rim," and "the grid of 16 colorful icons on …

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by Jonathon Churchin

The UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Monday denounced the arrest of 30 opposition party members as part of a crackdown by President Joseph Kabila's government. The men who were arrested belonged to opposition group, Union pour la démocratie et le progrès social (UDPS). It has been …

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by Jennifer Suder

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asked the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Monday to reconsider the denial of an abortion for a pregnant 17-year-old, identified as Jane Doe, being held in a Texas immigration facility. Doe is 15 weeks pregnant and has been seeking an abortion for …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Human rights groups and nongovernmental organizations sent a letter on Monday to Greece Prime Minister Alexis Tspiras urging him to end the "containment" of asylum seekers in island camp, which violates human rights, and transfer them to the mainland to provide adequate human needs and hear their asylum applications. More than 13,000 people are living in five camps on …

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by Akira Tomlinson

Attorneys general from 17 US states urged Congress in a letter Monday to abandon legislation that would require states to validate concealed-carry gun permits issued in another state, regardless of their own gun law restrictions. The attorneys general argue that the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 could "lead to the death of police officers and …

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by Miracle Jones

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland (ACLU-MD) on Friday filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit against the Board of Education of Frederick County over allowing transgender students to use the restroom of their choice. Anonymous individuals recently filed a lawsuit challenging the school board's new policy, which allows …

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