April 7, 2015
by Zachariah Rivenbark
In March 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) faced the first legal challenge to its Open Internet rules. The FCC believes that net neutrality promotes free expression and the exchange of ideas. Its new rules advance the principle of net neutrality by prohibiting internet service ...[read more]
March 9, 2015
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association that under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) federal agencies are exempt from notice-and-comment requirements when amending or repealing interpretive rules. In 2006 the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division ...[read more]
February 6, 2015
by Joseph Macklin
JURIST Guest Columnist Raymond J. Toney of the Law Offices of Raymond J. Toney discusses recent changes to the US military's records review process ...Since the 1989 decision of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Kreis v. Secretary of the Air Force, in which the court ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Sarah Posner
The Supreme Court of Georgia on Monday rejected claims by death row inmate Warren Lee Hill that the Board of Corrections violated the Georgia Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by not holding a public hearing before changing the state's lethal injection execution procedure. One of the APA's rule- ...[read more]
May 27, 2012
by Keith Herting
Two female soldiers filed suit Wednesday against the US Army and the Department of Defense to end a policy which bars women from combat units and related posts. The women claim the policy has limited the potential of both women's careers and that the ban is a violation of both the Fifth Amendment ...[read more]
June 19, 2009
by Christian Ehret
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed suit Thursday against the US government, challenging the establishment of isolated cells within federal prisons that were allegedly created in violation of federal law. Filed against US Attorney General Eric Holder and two Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ...[read more]
June 5, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
An Afghan journalist employed by a Canadian television network who is being held as an enemy combatant in Afghanistan filed a lawsuit against the Bush administration Tuesday, alleging violations of due process and the right to counsel. The complaint, initiated by Ahmad's father, acc... ...[read more]
November 2, 2007
by Josh Camson
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Friday asked the US Supreme Court to review a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York vacating an FCC determination that Fox Television broadcasts violated the FCC's indecency and profanity prohibitions. The appeals ...[read more]
October 31, 2007
by Caitlin Price
A California state judge issued a preliminary ruling Tuesday invalidating May revisions to the state lethal injection protocol. Judge Lynn O'Malley Taylor of the Marin County Superior Court said that the proposed changes qualified as a regulation, and thus did not conform to the California ...[read more]
June 4, 2007
by Michael Sung
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York on Monday vacated a determination by the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) that Fox Television broadcasts violated the FCC's indecency and profanity prohibitions. The appeals court ruled that the FCC's fleeting expleti... ...[read more]

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