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Legal news from Saturday, May 24, 2014

[JURIST] Malawi President Joyce Banda [BBC profile] announced [press release] Saturday that, due to extreme irregularities in the voting process, she is nullifying the national tripartite results for the presidential, parliamentary and local elections. President Banda cited as her authority Section 88(2) [text, PDF] of the Malawi Constitution, which states … [read more]

[JURIST] The Court of Cassation [official website] in Egypt today sentenced 19 supporters of the formerly ousted president Mohammed Morsi [BBC backgrounder] to five years in prison for rioting last year outside the Al-Azhar Islamic institution [official website]. It has been reported [Daily News Egypt] that the supporters were accused … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejected [ruling, PDF] on Friday challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) [official website] plan to expand broadband Internet service to rural areas. The FCC's plan is a $4.5 billion program which subsidizes high-speed Internet services in high-cost rural areas. … [read more]

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