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Legal News
26 Jul 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The UK Foreign Office [official website] on Saturday loosened its travel advisory for Iran [text; press release], lifting the "essential travel only" status for most of the country. It still advises against all travel to areas along the border of Iraq and Afghanistan and other conflict areas. The advisory … [read more]


Features
21 Mar 2015

Pennsylvania has long incorporated its advantageous position atop deposits of oil and coal into its economy. As technological advancement in the 21st century meant greater access to - and utilization of - natural gas reserves trapped in shale, Governor Tom Corbett advocated for changes to Pennsylvania's long-standing Oil and Gas … [read more]


Features
21 Mar 2015

On February 14, 2012, then-Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed Act 13 [PDF] into law. It amended Title 58 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to include a fee for individuals or corporations extracting natural gas from geologic formations such as Marcellus Shale. The purpose of the act was to encourage stronger … [read more]


Features
21 Mar 2015

The development of natural gas in Pennsylvania gave rise to several legal issues. The Pennsylvania legislature passed Act 13 with hopes that it would resolve disputes over local control of the industry, and how the Commonwealth would tax the industry. But in 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down parts … [read more]


Academic Commentary
14 Mar 2015
by Timothy Jost of Washington & Lee University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Timothy Jost of Washington and Lee University School of Law discusses how interpreting the ACA in King v. Burwell affect Medicaid and CHIP recipients ... An important issue flagged in the March 4 Supreme Court oral argument in King v. Burwell has until now been largely ignored. … [read more]


Legal News
1 Mar 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A North Carolina state judge on Friday allowed [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit regarding voter ID laws in North Carolina to proceed to a summer trial, refusing to uphold or strike down the voter requirements as is. The lawsuit, filed by the League of Women Voters of North Carolina [official … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jan 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Virginia officials reached a $520,000 settlement [text] Wednesday over attorney's fees with challengers of the commonwealth's same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are allowed to seek attorney's fees because they successfully challenged the marriage ban under a federal civil rights law. Two law firms worked [NLJ report] on the case: … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The National Rifle Association (NRA) [advocacy website] has filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the city of Pittsburgh, alleging local gun laws violate a state law that restricts local regulation of firearms and ammunition. 18 Pa CS § 6120 [text] states "No county, municipality or township may in any … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2014
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] Five Pennsylvania state legislators and the mayors of two cities filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania [official website] on Monday asking it to strike down a state law passed last month allowing advocacy groups to sue municipalities over local gun laws. The law, commonly … [read more]


Legal News
11 Nov 2014
by William Hibbitts

[JURIST] A group of six school districts, seven parents and two advocacy groups filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Monday against the Pennsylvania Department of Education [official website] and others accusing them of not providing students an adequate education and discriminating against students because of their locality. The petitioners claim that … [read more]


Legal News
6 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A Texas judge has filed a lawsuit in Dallas County in the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals [official websites] challenging the state's voter ID law [SB 14, text], claiming that it violates the Texas Constitution [text]. The law, which requires the showing of a photo ID in order to … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Those challenging Wisconsin's voter photo identification law asked the US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday to take emergency action and block the law [emergency application to vacate, PDF] before the November 4 election. Last month the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] ruled that … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Oral arguments for a case challenging Arkansas' voter ID law began on Thursday, according [press release] to the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law [advocacy website]. The Brennan Center for Justice filed an amicus brief [text, PDF] supporting the challengers. Act 595, passed in … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A panel for the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] ruled Wednesday that the district court's order that expands Ohio's voting schedule can remain in effect. Earlier this month US District Court Judge Peter Economus ruled that an Ohio law that cut down the … [read more]


Legal News
13 Sep 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday reinstated Wisconsin's voter photo identification law after the three-judge panel issued an order [order, PDF] staying the injunction issued [JURIST report] by the US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin [official website], stating that … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A federal judge ruled [order, PDF] Thursday that an Ohio law that cut down the 35 days of early in-person voting violates the US Constitution and the Voting Rights Act. US District Court Judge Peter Economus ordered Ohio to restore the full 35 days, including the "golden week" where … [read more]


Legal News
14 Aug 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A federal judge on Wednesday denied a request by Wisconsin's Attorney General JB Van Hollen [official profile] to stay the his April ruling [JURIST report] against the state's voter identification law. The April ruling found that the Act 23 [text, PDF] requirement that all residents present photo ID when … [read more]


Legal News
11 Aug 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court Middle District of North Carolina [official website] on Friday rejected [opinion, PDF] preliminary relief in the form of an injunction against a new voter law [HB 589, PDF] in North Carolina. The law will require voters to show a picture ID at … [read more]


Legal News
1 Aug 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Wisconsin Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday issued a pair of rulings limiting the ability of public sector employees to unionize and requiring voters to present identification. In a 5-2 decision [opinion, PDF] in Madison Teachers, Inc. v. Walker, the court upheld legislation known as the Budget Repair … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2014
by William Hibbitts

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot protester-free buffer zone around the entrance or driveway of an abortion clinic is unconstitutional. In McCullen v. Coakley [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court considered the questions of whether the buffer zone, created by … [read more]

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