Legal Research Blog
Barbie won again in federal court last week. As a result of the verdict, MGA has been ordered to stop producing its popular “Bratz” dolls and to stop selling them by February 2009. MGA must also reimburse its suppliers. Additionally, at that time, it must turn over all unsold inventory to Mattel – the company that makes Barbie.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. Johnson today. As reported in our original post, the case centered around a traffic stop where an officer patted down the passenger who did not appear to have committed a crime, but did appear to be armed and dangerous. Following argument, there appear to be two major issues for the justices to debate:
A new generation of pirates has emerged, threatening trade and disturbing the world’s navies successfully. Armed with grenade launchers and assault rifles, pirates in the Gulf of Aden are currently holding 13 vessels. It is a story that keeps re-emerging – This spring, a German Navy warship, Emden, encountered pirate vessels attacking a Japanese tanker. Emden was not allowed to intervene with the attack, as the act of piracy is not legally deemed terrorism.