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U.S. regulator’s ‘throttling’ lawsuit against AT&T to be reheard: court

May 9, 2017 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. government claims that AT&T Mobility illegally slowed down or “throttled” data sent to wireless devices will be reheard, a U.S. appeals court in California said on Tuesday after it dismissed the case last year. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in an order that it would reconsider the “data throttling” case before the full or “en-banc” 11-judge panel. A ruling in favor of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which filed the lawsuit, could clear the way for the agency to…

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U.S. court rules 1964 civil rights law protects LGBT workers from bias

April 5, 2017 (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court, for the first time ever, on Tuesday ruled that federal civil rights law protects lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees from discrimination in the workplace. The ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago represents a major legal victory for the gay rights movement. In its 8-3 decision, the court bucked decades of rulings that gay people are not protected by the milestone civil rights law, because they are not specifically mentioned in it. “For many years, the…

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U.S. appeals injunction of Trump revised travel order

March 30, 2017 By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday appealed a ruling by a federal judge in Hawaii extending a suspension of President Donald Trump’s revised restrictions on travel from some Muslim-majority countries. The appeal will be considered by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, which last month upheld a suspension of Trump’s first travel order. Trump signed the revised ban earlier this month in a bid to overcome legal problems with a January executive order that caused chaos…

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