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Legal News
19 Mar 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton [official website] filed suit [complaint, PDF; press release] on Wednesday against the US Department of Labor (DOL) [official website] over a plan that would allow same-sex couples medical leave benefits. The proposed legislation involves the Family Medical Leave Act [DOL backgrounder], which requires employers … [read more]

Legal News
23 May 2014
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Montana [advocacy website] filed a complaint [text, PDF] on Thursday reviving a challenge to the state's same-sex marriage ban that was dismissed [ACLU backgrounder] in December 2012. In contrast to previous cases, this complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief specifically targets the 2004 … [read more]

Legal News
21 Mar 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled 5-4 [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in Coleman v. Court of Appeals of Maryland [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] on the abrogation of states' Eleventh Amendment [Cornell LII backgrounder] sovereign immunity by the self-care leave provision of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) [DOL backgrounder]. Petitioner … [read more]

Legal News
12 Jan 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Wednesday. In Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court will determine whether Congress constitutionally abrogated states' Eleventh Amendment [text] immunity when it passed the self-care leave provision of the … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jun 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday added 11 more cases [order list, PDF] to its 2011-2012 docket. In FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. [docket; cert. petition, PDF], the court will rule on whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] current indecency enforcement … [read more]

Legal News
18 Feb 2009
by Kayleigh Shebs

[JURIST] The French National Assembly [official website, in French] approved a bill [text, in French] Tuesday to provide government subsidies to individuals who temporarily leave work to care for dying relatives. The proposed law states that family members will be paid a "daily allowance to accompany a dying person" for … [read more]

Legal News
27 Mar 2006
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] Zimbabwe [JURIST news archive] government on Monday announced new anti-terrorism laws that would allow the government to outlaw any group it declares to be a "foreign or international terrorist organization." The proposed Suppression of Foreign and International Terrorism Bill comes two weeks after the government arrested 15 members of … [read more]

Legal News
15 Mar 2006
by Christopher G. Anderson

[JURIST] Zimbabwe prosecutors have dropped charges against six men accused of a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile], according to lawyers involved in the case speaking Wednesday. Media reports originally indicated that eight men had been charged, but police said Wednesday the number was only seven, and that … [read more]

Legal News
13 Mar 2006
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] Eight people have been charged in Zimbabwe with plotting the assassination of President Robert Mugabe [BBC profile] following the arrests of 15 suspects [JURIST report] on Friday. Several members of the opposition party Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) [party website] were among those charged, including MP Giles Mutsekwa, although … [read more]

Legal News
10 Mar 2006
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Zimbabwean police have arrested 15 members of the opposition group Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) [party website] after reportedly uncovering a collection of stockpiled weapons connected to the clandestine Zimbabwe Freedom Movement (ZFM) [manifesto], a group established in 2003 for the sole purpose of overthrowing the regime of President … [read more]

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