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15:02 EDT

[JURIST] Lawyers for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group notified the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Friday that they plan to appeal the ruling earlier this week in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] that the Defense of Marriage [read more]

14:02 EDT

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] dismissed [opinion, PDF] a suit on Friday from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) [advocacy website], a consumer privacy group, asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] to block Google's [corporate website] proposed privacy [read more]

10:02 EDT

[JURIST] A Milan court on Saturday dismissed corruption charges against former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi [Guardian backgrounder; JURIST news archive], finding that the statute of limitations had expired. Berlusconi was on trial for allegedly bribing his British tax lawyer, David Mills, to lie when testifying about Berlusconi and his [read more]

09:02 EDT

[JURIST] A pro-same-sex marriage group in Maine, EqualityMaine [advocacy website], has gathered enough signatures to place a same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] referendum on the November ballot. The question reads: "Do you favor a law allowing marriage licenses for same-sex couples that protects religious freedom by ensuring no religion or [read more]

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