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Legal news from Friday, April 25, 2014
by Bradley McAllister

The Periodic Review Secretariat, a national security panel under the authority of the US Department of Defense (DoD), on Thursday recommended the release of a Yemeni prisoner currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The prisoner, Ali Ahmad Mohamed al-Razihi, was suspected of acting as a bodyguard for Osama bin Laden and …

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by Bradley McAllister

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on Thursday announced plans to adopt new rules to protect open Internet access and ensure Internet service providers (ISPs) promote transparency with their consumers. Experts say the new rules will create a "fast lane" for certain websites and services, which may enable companies to enter into …

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by Kimberly Bennett

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Friday announced that it has begun a preliminary investigation into allegations of crimes against humanity in Ukraine. Though Ukraine is not a member of the ICC, it has granted the court jurisdiction over crimes in its territory from November 21, 2013, to February 22, 2014, under Article 12(3) of …

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by Kimberly Bennett

A judge for the Pulaski County Circuit Court for the 6th Division on Thursday struck down an Arkansas voter ID law, finding that it violates the state constitution. In the order granting summary judgment to the Pulaski County Election Commission, Judge Tim Fox found Act 595 violates Article 3 §1 and Article …

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