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Jun 6, 2011

Group lawsuits can often bring people of different backgrounds together in a suit against a single person or organization. One such case is being brought against a British artist due to claims of plagiarism.

Sarah Morris, an artist who splits her time between London and New York, is being sued by a group of origami artists from Italy, Spain, Japan and the U.S., according to The Guardian.

The group claims that Morris took their origami crease patterns and changed the color scheme before selling the works.

Jun 3, 2011

Voting laws have been the subject of debate since the days of reconstruction in the south. Legislation that makes it harder for citizens to vote can be seen as unconstitutional and may need to be settled in the courts.

A law - HB 1355, signed into effect by Governor Rick Scott on May 18 - is under attack by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida.

Jun 3, 2011

Congressional Districts play an important role in determining the number of seats in the House of Representatives. The lines that make up these important geographic regions are set by a Senate Redistricting Committee in each state, according to ABC News.

Republicans and Democrats have contested the borders of these districts for years, but new charges have arisen due to problems in Texas and Illinois.

May 27, 2011

President Barack Obama, like any incoming President, inherited a multitude of problems facing the country upon taking over in January of 2009.

May 27, 2011

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn faces charges that threaten to remove the Frenchman as the head of the organization.

Strauss-Kahn is charged with sexually assaulting a maid during his stay at a New York City hotel. The maid claimed that he pursued her down a hallway, while naked, multiple times, before dragging her into the bedroom of his $3,000-a-night suite, reported The Wall Street Journal.

Although his innocence is presumed, as is every defendant in this country, he allegedly did not help his case by immediately fleeing the scene.