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Legal news from Sunday, December 4, 2011
15:12 EDT

[JURIST] The Afghan government has failed to ensure and protect human rights [press release] since the Taliban government ended ten years ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported Sunday. Afghanistan created a transitional government and announced intentions to hold elections and create a new constitution when the Bonn Agreement [read more]

14:12 EDT

[JURIST] Wall Street organizations International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) [official websites] on Friday filed a lawsuit challenging a regulation [complaint, text] implemented by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) [official website] that limits speculative trading. The CFTC adopted a Position Limits [read more]

11:12 EDT

[JURIST] Myanmar President Thein Sein [BBC backgrounder] on Friday gave his official approval to a bill allowing the country's citizens to conduct peaceful protests, if the protests are approved in advance. The bill includes requirements [AFP report] that demonstrators must comply with in order to hold a peaceful protest, one [read more]

10:12 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Friday declined to issue a preliminary injunction against Samsung Electronics [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder], as requested by Apple [corporate website; Bloomberg backgrounder]. District Judge Lucy Koh's ruling against Apple [Reuters report] is the [read more]

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