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Legal news from Saturday, April 9, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove

A federal jury on Friday acquitted anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles of charges of lying to federal immigration officials. He was indicted before the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on two counts of perjury and nine counts of making false statements regarding his involvement …

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by Erin Bock

The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to overturn regulations aimed at preserving the Internet as a free and open platform of communication. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved the regulations last year, which prevent Internet providers from selectively blocking web access. The House voted 240-179 in favor of a resolution that …

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by Dwyer Arce

The US Department of State (DOS) on Friday released the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The report outlined three prevailing trends that shaped human rights in 2010. These included the growth of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the increase in access to the Internet and mobile phones, and the continuing escalation of violence, persecution and discrimination. …

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