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Serbia approves WWII property restitution law

[JURIST] The National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia [official website] approved a restitution law that provides for compensation or the return of property confiscated by communist authorities following World War II. The bill, passed by an overwhelming majority [AP … Continue reading

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Missouri senate approves measure to repeal teacher "Facebook law"

The Missouri Senate approved a measure this week that would repeal a law that banned teachers in the state from certain uses of Facebook and other social media. Based on a state court's interpretation, the original law would have restricted … Continue reading

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Judicial Conference Approves PACER Fee Increase

Buried in an announcement from the Judicial Conference today on standards and procedures for sealing civil cases comes news of an approved fee increase for PACER access: The Conference . . . authorized an increase in the Judiciary's electronic public … Continue reading

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North Carolina legislature approves ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage

[JURIST] The North Carolina Legislature [official website] on Tuesday approved putting a constitutional amendment [SB 514, PDF] to ban same-sex marriage on a statewide ballot to be voted on in May. The Republican-controlled Senate [official website] voted 30-16 to place … Continue reading

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Senate approves legislation reforming US patent system

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] Thursday voted 89-9 to approve legislation [roll call vote] to amend the US patent system for the first time since 1952. The America Invents Act [HR 1249 materials], sponsored by Congressman Lamar Smith (R) … Continue reading

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