Legal news from Friday, April 25, 2014

[JURIST] The Periodic Review Secretariat [official website], a national security panel under the authority of the US Department of Defense (DoD) [official website], on Thursday recommended [official determination, PDF] the release of a Yemeni prisoner currently held at Guantanamo Bay. The prisoner, Ali Ahmad Mohamed al-Razihi [NYT profile], was suspected … [read more]

[JURIST] Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] Chairman Tom Wheeler [official profile] on Thursday announced [press release] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday announced [press release] 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 … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the Pulaski County Circuit Court for the 6th Division [official website] on Thursday struck down [opinion] an Arkansas voter ID law, finding that it violates the state constitution. In the order granting summary judgment to the Pulaski County Election Commission [official website], Judge Tim Fox found … [read more]

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