Legal news from Saturday, April 9, 2011

[JURIST] A federal jury on Friday acquitted anti-Castro Cuban militant Luis Posada Carriles [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] of charges of lying to federal immigration officials. He was indicted [Miami Herald report] before the US District Court for the Western District of Texas [official website] on two counts of perjury … [read more]

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to overturn regulations aimed at preserving the Internet as a free and open platform of communication. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] approved the regulations last year [JURIST report], which prevent Internet providers from selectively blocking web access. The House … [read more]

[JURIST] The US Department of State (DOS) [official website] on Friday released the 2010 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices [materials]. The report outlined three prevailing trends that shaped human rights in 2010. These included the growth of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the increase in access to the Internet and mobile … [read more]

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