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Legal news from Friday, May 16, 2014

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Thursday temporarily stayed [order, PDF] an order finding Idaho's same-sex marriage [JURIST backgrounder] ban unconstitutional. Judge Candy Dale of the US District Court for the District of Idaho [official website] struck down [JURIST] the laws on Tuesday, … [read more]

[JURIST] An appeals court in Argentina ruled Thursday that a controversial agreement between Argentina and Iran to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish community center was unconstitutional. The two nations signed the agreement [JURIST report] in January 2013, which permitted Argentinian authorities to question the Iranian suspects … [read more]

[JURIST] The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] adopted [press release] new Internet traffic rules on Wednesday in light of a recent court decision [opinion, PDF], which struck down former rules requiring broadband providers to employ nondiscriminatory practices in the treatment of Internet content. This former practice is known as … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for Arkansas' Pulaski County Circuit Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the state ban on court clerks issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples is unconstitutional. In doing so, Judge Chris Piazza effectively expanded [Arkansas Times backgrounder] his May 10 decision [JURIST report] wherein he ruled … [read more]

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon [official website] on Wednesday rejected [transcript; NOM press release] an attempt [motion] by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) [advocacy website] to intervene in litigation to defend the state's same-sex marriage ban. NOM presented the petition in … [read more]

[JURIST] The Missouri House of Representatives [official website] approved a bill [HB 1307, PDF] Wednesday to extend the abortion waiting period from 24 to 72 hours. The House voted 111-39 in favor of the bill after the Missouri Senate [official website] approved the measure by a vote of 22-9 on … [read more]

[JURIST] The Congress of the Republic of Guatemala [official website, in Spanish] on Tuesday approved a non-binding resolution denying any existence of genocide during the civil war lasting from 1960-1996. The resolution [AP report] calls for national reconciliation and states: "It is legally impossible ... that genocide could have occurred … [read more]

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