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UN concerned over enforced disappearences in Pakistan

[JURIST] The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances [official website] on Thursday welcomed [press release] Pakistan's "declared will" to address the issue of enforced disappearances [JURIST news archive] in the country but concluded that "serious challenges remain" [report]. Specifically, the Working Group, made up of...

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California judge rejects plea to remove anti-Islam video from YouTube

[JURIST] A judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court [official website] on Thursday denied a request for a temporary restraining order to remove a controversial anti-Islam film on YouTube [media website] that has sparked violent protests throughout the Muslim world. Actress Cindy Lee Garcia brought the claim on grounds of fraud, slander and...

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US Senate panel urges release of Ukraine ex-PM Tymoshenko

[JURIST] The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee [official website] on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution [text] calling for Ukraine to release former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko [personal website, in Ukrainian; JURIST news archive] from prison. The resolution condemns President Viktor Yanukovych [official website] for his role in...

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Germany court rules in favor of Microsoft in patent case

[JURIST] A German court on Thursday found that Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility had infringed on Microsoft Corp. [corporate websites] patents and issued an injunction barring the sale of several Motorola products in Germany and the US. The technology in question is related to keyboard communication with various applications installed on phones...

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Oklahoma AG amends lawsuit challenging health care law

[JURIST] Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt [official website] on Wednesday filed an amended complaint [text, PDF; press release] in the state's lawsuit challenging the federal health care law. In the new complaint, Pruitt maintained the state's challenge to the individual mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)...

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