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  • Looking for a landmark ruling on patent exhaustion, the patent community got just that in the Supreme Court’s decision this morning in Impression Products, Inc. v Lexmark International, Inc. The court has been deciding a steady diet of patent cases for much of the last decade and has been rejecting the U.S. Court of Appeals […]
  • LAGOS, May 30 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s central bank said on Tuesday it had sold $482.6 million to improve dollar liquidity in the foreign exchange market and curb pressure on the local currency. Source:
  • With the new Trump administration, immigration has been in the national news. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have emphasized that the U.S. government will target “criminal aliens” in its removals. At various times, Trump has focused on crimes committed by Mexican immigrants. In the first of a number of immigration decisions from […]
  • Today the Supreme Court added one new case to its docket for the fall, a challenge to Ohio’s efforts to keep its voter registration lists up to date. But for the 11th conference in a row, the justices did not act on a Colorado baker’s First Amendment challenge to the state’s public accommodations law. Other […]
  • ABUJA, May 30 (Reuters) – Nigerian lawmakers passed a bill aimed at cracking down on money laundering by urging foreign countries where currency crooks are hiding to cooperate in prosecuting them, a senior official said on Tuesday. Source:
  • ABUJA, May 30 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s upper chamber of parliament voted on Tuesday to halt a concession agreement with the local division of Italian oil company Eni to repair, operate and maintain Port Harcourt refinery, saying the deal lacked transparency. Source:
  • Three years ago, a unanimous Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit that sought to hold a German car company liable in California for the actions of its Argentinian subsidiary, which allegedly worked with security forces in Argentina during the country’s “Dirty War” to kidnap, torture and kill some of the subsidiary’s workers. Today the court, […]
  • DAKAR, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Thousands of Nigerian refugees uprooted by the jihadist group Boko Haram have returned home from Cameroon in recent weeks, piling pressure on aid agencies and communities in Nigeria’s hungry northeast, United Nations officials said on Tuesday. Source:
  • We live-blogged this morning as the court released orders and opinions. The transcript is available at this link. The post Live blog of orders and opinions (Update: Completed) appeared first on SCOTUSblog. Source:
  • NAIROBI, May 30 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. – – – – – GLOBAL MARKETS Concerns about a Greek bailout, early Italian elections and comments by the European Central Bank chief about the need for continued stimulus […]
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