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Student Commentary
18 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Newton, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the fifteenth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. He argues that state legislatures should enact laws to compel prison officials and … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2011
by Aman Kakar

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Friday upheld [opinion, PDF] a lower court's ruling invalidating the Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act [Act 105 text], which prohibited the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) [official website] from providing transgender inmates with hormone treatment. The district … [read more]


Legal News
2 Mar 2010
by Gabriela Forbes

[JURIST] The Paris Criminal Court on Monday asked the highest court of appeal, the Court of Cassation [official website, in French], to determine the constitutionality of police custody under article 63-4 [text] of the code of criminal procedure. The request [Nouvelobs report, in French] follows Monday's entry into force of … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2009
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] The German Bundestag [official website, in German] unanimously passed a law [draft bill, PDF, in German] Tuesday overturning the conviction of Nazi-regime "war traitors." Among those whose names have been cleared are resistance fighters, people who aided Jews, and even people who were convicted for speaking in critical terms … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2008
by Andrew Gilmore

[JURIST] German Justice Minister Brigitte Zypries [official profile; personal website, in German] Thursday deflected the European Commission's criticism of proposed legislation that would preserve the power of the German state of Lower Saxony [official website] to block major business decisions at automaker Volkswagen AG [corporate website]. The law, known as … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jan 2008
by Brett Murphy

[JURIST] The German Federal Ministry of Justice [official website, in German] Wednesday circulated a new draft [press release, in German] of a law aimed at maintaining state control over auto maker Volkswagen AG [corporate website]. The European Court of Justice ruled [JURIST report] in October 2007 that a previous version … [read more]


Legal News
19 Sep 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] German Minister of Justice Brigitte Zypries [official profile, in German] on Tuesday proposed [press release, in German] adding two new criminal offenses to Germany's anti-terrorism law in the wake of the September 4 arrest [IHT report] of three suspected Islamic militants who are accused of planning a series of … [read more]


Legal News
24 Sep 2004
by Chris Buell

Berlin officials Friday banned a march through the city by the extreme-right National Democratic Party (website in German; the German acronym for the party is NPD) that was scheduled for Saturday. According to a city interior minister, the party was being barred due to its use of "incitement to separate … [read more]

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