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Legal news from Friday, January 4, 2013
16:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Constitutional Court of Hungary [official website, In Hungarian] on Friday struck down an electoral law requiring voters to register to vote at least two weeks before elections in 2014. The new rules had been proposed by the conservative Fidesz [party website, in Hungarian] party of Prime Minister Viktor [read more]

14:01 EDT

[JURIST] The chief US military judge overseeing the trial of the accused 9/11 conspirators, including Khalid Shaikh Mohammed [BBC profile], has ruled that lawyers cannot make public any material involved in the trial, including unclassified documents. The decision by Judge Army Col. James L. Pohl was issued on December 20 [read more]

12:01 EDT

[JURIST] The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) [official website] announced [press release] on Thursday that Google [corporate website] did not violate antitrust or anticompetition laws. Google's practice of favoring its own services in search results, to the detriment of its competitors, has been under scrutiny. Though Google will be required to [read more]

11:01 EDT

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Thursday announced a settlement [press release] with Transocean Deepwater Inc. [corporate website] for the company's role in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill [BBC backgrounder]. Transocean pleaded guilty [text, PDF] to "negligently discharging oil into the Gulf of Mexico," in [read more]

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