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Federal appellate court hears challenge to proposed EPA regulation
April 17, 2015
A panel of three federal judges for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard arguments on Thursday aiming to block proposed EPA regulations meant to slow climate change. However, the panel abstained making an affirmative action by stating it was procedurally too early to render a d....... [more]

Oklahoma University and the Free Speech Battle of the Decade
April 15, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Cliff H. Mason II, Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2016, discusses whether a racist chant performed by fraternity members of the Oklahoma University is protected under the First Amendment, or the university president has the capacity to act ... "You can hang th....... [more]

US congressman introduces resolution to block net neutrality rules
April 14, 2015
US Congressman Doug Collins on Monday introduced a resolution to block net neutrality rules that were introduced by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in February. In a press release Collins noted that this resolution would only require a "Senate majority to pass under special procedural ru....... [more]

France lawmakers debates controversial surveillance bill
April 13, 2015
The French Parliament on Monday debated a bill that would give French intelligence services more powers to bug and track potential terrorists in France. The bill would require Internet companies to monitor suspicious behavior. Internet companies are concerned that the legislation could deter clients....... [more]

Rights groups take UK government to European Human Rights Court over mass surveillance
April 10, 2015
Amnesty International (AI) revealed on Friday that the group, along with other prominent human rights organizations, has submitted an application to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), bringing claims of indiscriminate surveillance practices against the UK government. The decision to formall....... [more]

HRW sues DEA over mass surveillance program
April 8, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) filed suit Tuesday accusing the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) of collecting records of the organization's telephone calls to foreign countries. The DEA attempted to make the existence of a mass surveillance program confidential until January, when a federal judge....... [more]

JURIST nominated for Webby Award as best law website
April 8, 2015
JURIST was nominated Tuesday for a prestigious Webby Award as the best Law website of 2015. Called the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the "Webbys" are the leading international awards honoring excellence in i....... [more]

Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
03/23/2015: FCC faced first lawsuit over net neutrality 02/04/2015: FCC chairman proposed regulating internet like a public utility 11/10/2014: Obama urged FCC to adopt net neutrality rules 05/14/2014: FCC approved new internet traffic rules favoring prioritization of internet services 01/14....... [more]

Legal Conflict Over Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
Legal battles have flared up over the issue of net neutrality in the past decade. In the US, the FCC is the independent government agency that oversees communications among the several states and with other countries. The FCC was responsible for the 2002 determination that internet modem service, a....... [more]

The FCC and Net Neutrality
April 7, 2015
In April 2014, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler proposed new rules regarding internet access and transparency. Until these proposed rules were announced, the FCC required Internet service providers (ISPs) to use nondiscriminatory practices for the transfer and treatment of web-based content. Nondiscriminato....... [more]

What is Net Neutrality?
April 7, 2015
The principle that net neutrality advocates is that all internet providers should not discriminate or charge differently for any sort of data, including platform, user, content or any other category. With open internet, services providers such as Verizon, Comcast, Time Warner and others would not be....... [more]




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