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Academic Commentary
22 Jul 2015
by Jeremiah Ho of University of Massachusetts School of Law
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremiah A. Ho of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, discusses the substantial federal question underlining in Obergefell v. Hodges... Last month the US Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges and ushered in the decision that the fundamental right to marriage applies … [read more]

Academic Commentary
8 Jul 2015
by Amaury A. Reyes-Torres of Ibero-American University
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury A. Reyes-Torres, of Ibero-American University, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage in the US... The Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") issued its anticipated opinion on Obergefell v. Hodges [PDF]. Regardless of what your view on the decision might be, Obergefell v. … [read more]

Academic Commentary
15 Jan 2015
by Caitlin Borgmann of CUNY Law School
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Caitlin Borgmann of the City University of New York School of Law, discusses recent circuit court decisions addressing state abortion laws and predicts that one of the decisions may reach the US Supreme Court...Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which … [read more]

Legal News
4 Aug 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama, Northern Division [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Alabama's recently enacted [JURIST op-ed] requirement [HB 57, text] that all doctors who provide abortions must have staff privileges to perform designated procedures at a local hospital is unconstitutional. … [read more]

Student Commentary
26 Jan 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Abbey Marr, Harvard Law School, Class of 2014, discusses how Texas has placed undue burdens on women seeking abortions...On April 12, 2011, I was working as a case manager at the DC Abortion Fund when we received an urgent call from a clinic. Congress had reinstated its … [read more]

Professional Commentary
22 Jan 2014

JURIST Guest Columnists Esha Bhandari and Jennifer Sokoler, both of the Center for Reproductive Rights, discuss the recent legal challenges to a Texas abortion law...The US Supreme Court's recent order [PDF] refusing to reinstate an injunction against a Texas law restricting abortion—thereby allowing that law to go into effect—was a … [read more]

Professional Commentary
3 Jan 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Schlueter of Trinity Legal Center discusses the recent dismissal of certiorari in Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice...Before surgery, would a patient want to know what to expect and what the risks of the procedure are? Of course. Would a patient want a medication that … [read more]

Legal News
12 Nov 2013
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] denied certiorari [order list, PDF] on Tuesday in Pruitt v. Nova Health Systems [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], letting stand an Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling striking down [opinion] a law requiring women to be shown ultrasounds of the fetus before undergoing an abortion. Oklahoma officials appealed … [read more]

Legal News
4 Nov 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday dismissed [order list, PDF] a case concerning an attempt by the Oklahoma state government to resurrect a state law that limited the uses of the abortion drug RU-486 [FDA guidelines]. The one-line dismissal of Cline, et al., v. Oklahoma Coalition for … [read more]

20 Jul 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

Restrictions on Public Funding of Abortion Although the Supreme Court guaranteed women's constitutional right to have medical access to abortion in Roe, Congress has increasingly restricted federal funding of abortion services, most notably through the Hyde Amendment. Passed as part of appropriation bills in various forms, the basic purpose of … [read more]

20 Jul 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

Griswold v. Connecticut The foundations of Roe v. Wade, which ruled that laws criminalizing abortion were unconstitutional, can be found in the Supreme Court's earlier decision of Griswold v. Connecticut. The Court's inquiry dealt directly with Section I of the Fourteenth Amendment, which outlines protections extended to all US citizens:All … [read more]

Academic Commentary
15 May 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist LaJuana Davis of the Cumberland School of Law evaluates the implications of legislative efforts in Alabama and other states to restrict access to abortions...Alabama's recent passage of the Women's Health and Safety Act joins a wave of state abortion reform laws requiring abortion clinics to meet the … [read more]

Legal News
7 Mar 2013
by Jerry Votava

[JURIST] Oklahoma Attorney General E Scott Pruitt [official profile] on Tuesday filed a petition [text, PDF; press release] asking the US Supreme Court [official website] to review a decision by the Oklahoma Supreme Court [official website] which struck down two state laws limiting abortion rights for physicians and patients. In … [read more]

Professional Commentary
1 Feb 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Ted Lieu (D-Torrance), a California State Senator celebrates his state's ban on reparative therapy, and decries a court's injunction to halt implementation of the measure...Consider a medical treatment for minors that caused children to experience depression, guilt, self-hatred and, in severe cases, commit suicide. It would be … [read more]

Legal News
5 Dec 2012
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The Oklahoma Supreme Court [official website] on Tuesday struck down two state laws, HB 2780 and HB 1970 [opinions], limiting abortion rights for physicians and patients for unconstitutionality. The first law [HB 2780 text] mandated that physicians must require that any patient seeking an abortion undergo an ultra-sound, whereby … [read more]

Legal News
6 Nov 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] heard oral arguments [audio recording, WMA] Monday in Isaacson v. Horne [case materials] to consider a new Arizona abortion regulation [HB 2036 materials; JURIST report] that would ban abortions after 20 weeks unless there is a medical emergency. … [read more]

Legal News
30 Oct 2012
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied certiorari [order list, PDF] on a case dealing with a proposed ballot initiative [text, PDF] to amend the Oklahoma constitution [text] by defining a fertilized egg as a person. The Supreme Court of Oklahoma [official website] had unanimously ruled [opinion, … [read more]

Academic Commentary
18 Sep 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Ziegler of the Saint Louis University School of Law says that the US Supreme Court's decisions in reproductive rights cases may complicate efforts to bring constitutional challenges against California's recent legislation banning the use of sexual orientation therapy on minors...JURIST recently reported on a law passed … [read more]

Legal News
31 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Saudi Arabia's Ministry of the Interior [official website] announced Monday that a former Guantanamo Bay [JURIST backgrounder] inmate who had completed the country's militant rehabilitation program surrendered to Saudi authorities. Adnan al-Sayegh, who was placed in the Ministry's rehabilitation program after returning from Guantanamo in 2006, escaped to Yemen … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] An anti-abortion group appealed to the US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday in an attempt to reinstate an Oklahoma ballot initiative to establish legal rights for embryos. Personhood USA [advocacy website] had originally tried to gather enough petition signatures to put the "personhood" issue on Oklahoma's November election … [read more]

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