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This week in the war on voting: North Carolina back in court

Welcome to the latest edition in our war on voting series. This is a joint project of Meteor Blades and Joan McCarter. On Tuesday, three-judge panel on the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard the legal challenge from the U.S.Show More Summary

Court Says Fort Wayne, Indiana Unfairly Censored Ad From Pro-Life Pregnancy Center

An Indiana pregnancy center won a victory in court this week after the city bus system in Fort Wayne tried to censor its life-affirming ads. On Wednesday, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it was unconstitutional for the bus system, Citilink, to reject the ad from Women’s Health Link, according to Alliance Defending […]

Supreme Court Deadlocked on Federal Immigration Plan, Leaving Millions to Fear Deportation

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeal's ruling blocking President Barack Obama’s 2014 executive action on immigration remains in place. The post Supreme Court Deadlocked on Federal Immigration Plan, Leaving Millions to Fear Deportation appeared first on Rewire.

Key #Deflategate ruling could come at any time

At the outset of draft week, we suggested that, if the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit had a sense of flair, it would issue a ruling in the case arising from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension, necessarily overshadowing the final days before the rookie selection process. And not long after pressing the…

Pirate Bay Blockade Lifted By Austrian Court

The Court of Appeal in Austria has lifted an order which forced local ISPs to block The Pirate Bay,,, and the long-defunct In response, rightsholders have made fresh calls for ISPs to block a range of popular movie and TV show streaming sites. Source: TF, for the latest info on copyright, file-sharing, torrent sites and ANONYMOUS VPN services.

Ignore the Scare Tactics: The Real Future of Bell Investment in Fibre Networks

Bell's defeat this week at the Federal Court of Appeal over its MobileTV service marked the second high profile regulatory loss in recent months for Canada's largest communications company. Last month, the government rejected Bell's cabinet appeal of a CRTC decision on broadband infrastructure. Show More Summary

Federal Court of Appeal Upholds CRTC Ruling That Bell Mobile TV Service Violated Telecom Law

In the fall of 2013, Ben Klass, a graduate student in telecommunications, filed a complaint with the CRTC over how Bell approach to its Mobile TV product. Klass noted that Bell was offering a $5 per month mobile TV service that allowed users to watch dozens of Bell-owned or licensed television channels for ten hours without affecting their data cap. Show More Summary

Supreme Court to decide if people awaiting deportation have a right to release on bond

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a case from Los Angeles on whether foreigners who are held for deportation are entitled to hearings that could lead to their release on bond.  The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the government must provide a bond hearing and prove by “clear and...

The Internet is a Public Utility. So has anything changed?

As we reported last week, a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s legal authority to implement and enforce Net Neutrality regulations, a landmark victory for the open Internet movement. With it the FCC has had its reclassification of broadband service as a public utility affirmed, and we now officially live in an […]

Pirate Bay Domain Dispute Appealed to Supreme Court

Last month the Swedish Court of Appeal ruled that two of the Pirate Bay's oldest domains will be forfeited to the Swedish state. However, Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij is dissatisfied with the result and has now filed a further appeal. Show More Summary

US Appeals Court Uphold’s Vimeo’s Safe Harbor Status In Copyright Case

A major legal battle between multiple record labels and Vimeo has gone in the latter company’s favor. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down three separate arguments presented by a group of plaintiffs (including EMI andShow More Summary

Telecom Industry Promises Net Neutrality Fight is Not Over

Earlier this week a U.S. Court of Appeals upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial Net Neutrality regulations and as expected it has generated a far amount of commentary on both sides of the fight. On the one hand many proponents of an open Internet see this as a landmark victory in the fight against ISP […]

DMCA Shields Vimeo From Record Label Lawsuits, Rules Appeals Court

The US Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit has overturned parts of a District Court's ruling which were in favor of the record companies in the important DMCA case Capitol Records vs. Vimeo. _________________________________________ In a major victory for Internet service providers, the Second Circuit on Thursday rejected claims...

Lexington Clinic Forced to Close, Leaving Eastern KY Patients One Abortion Care Option

The Kentucky Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that a Lexington doctor's office cannot stay open until it gets a license from the state to operate as an abortion clinic. The post Lexington Clinic Forced to Close, Leaving Eastern KY Patients One Abortion Care Option appeared first on Rewire.

Will the Supreme Court Really Take on Net Neutrality?

This piece originally appeared in the New America Weekly. On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unequivocally upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to regulate the internet and enforce net neutrality. Show More Summary

Judges: Minnesota’s Anti-Coal Law Is Unconstitutional

A dragline operates at the Falkirk Mine near Underwood, N.D. JESSICA HOLDMAN/Bismarck Tribune It’s somewhat ironic that Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem got a big victory from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals the day after getting a primary day shellacking from his gubernatorial race opponent Doug Burgum. Show More Summary

Preliminary Summary of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Network Neutrality Decision

By a 2-1 vote, reflecting vastly different legal philosophies and regulator expectations, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected all challenges to the FCC’s Open Internet Order. [1] The majority deemed limited its review function and opted to apply ample case precedent that defers to regulatory agencies on both procedural and substantive areas. Show More Summary

Appeals court grants Kentucky Gov. Bevin injunction against abortion clinic

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A Kentucky appeals court on Wednesday granted Republican Governor Matt Bevin a temporary injunction against a Lexington abortion clinic his administration said was not properly licensed. In a 3-0 ruling, the Kentucky Court of Appeals overturned a March decision from a lower court judge that denied...

Court rules in favor of net neutrality

Yesterday a federal court in the US ruled that the Internet must be treated as a utility, not a luxury. The court, specifically the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, has reaffirmed the notion that Internet access is essential. Anyone who’s been following the legal battle between Internet service providers […]

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