TIP: Enclosing your search terms in quotes may help you find better results.

Legal News
19 Aug 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Chinese police announced Tuesday that they have arrested approximately 15,000 people in connection with alleged cyber crimes. Over 7,400 cyber crime related cases have been investigated across the country and they include online fraud, illegal sale of personal data, and hacking. The arrests [Reuters report] follow a special six-month … [read more]

Legal News
16 Aug 2013
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Thursday struck down [opinion, PDF] three Vermont statutes [text, PDF; text, PDF; text, PDF] regulating the safety of nuclear power plants. The court held that state regulations were preempted by the Federal Power Act and the Atomic … [read more]

Legal News
14 Aug 2013
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website] has been violating federal law by failing to accept or deny the pending Department of Energy (DOE) [official website] application for a waste … [read more]

Legal News
9 Apr 2013
by Blake Lynch

[JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon [official profile] on Monday commended the Netherlands for advocating the rule of law and international justice. Speaking at The Hague [official website] during a press conference held jointly with the Dutch foreign minister, Ban emphasized the value in solidifying the relationship between the UN and … [read more]

Legal News
28 May 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] announced [press release] Thursday that he will nominate Dr. Allison Macfarlane [official profile] as the new head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website]. Macfarlane is known as an advocate for safe nuclear waste removal and is notably opposed to the Yucca … [read more]

Legal News
12 Feb 2012
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website; press release] voted Thursday to issue the first US license for a new nuclear power plant in over 30 years. In a 4-1 vote the NRC approved an application by Southern Company [corporate website] for an issuance of two Combined Construction and … [read more]

Legal News
26 Dec 2011
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] The Amsterdam Appeals Court on Friday upheld a 1 million euro (USD $1.3 million) fine against oil trading company Trafigura [corporate website] for shipping hazardous waste to the Netherlands and illegally exporting the waste to the Ivory Coast in 2006. The company chartered a ship, the Probo Koala, to … [read more]

Legal News
13 Dec 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Fatou Bensouda [official profile] of the Gambia, Deputy Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] was officially chosen Monday to succeed Chief Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo [official profile] when his nine-year term expires next year. Liechtenstein's UN Ambassador Christian Wenaweser, outgoing president of the Assembly of States Parties … [read more]

Legal News
14 Sep 2011
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The District Court of The Hague [official website, in Dutch] on Wednesday ruled that the Dutch government must pay damages [court materials, in Dutch] to one survivor and seven widows of men killed by Dutch troops during a 1947 massacre in Indonesia [NRC Handelsblad backgrounder]. The court ruled that … [read more]

Legal News
1 Jul 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday dismissed [opinion, PDF] a case brought by Washington state, South Carolina and other local governments challenging the Depart of Energy (DOE) [official website] failure to make a permanent nuclear waste repository [Berkeley Lab backgrounder] … [read more]

Legal News
23 Jun 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] Dutch politician Geert Wilders [personal website; JURIST news archive] was acquitted of all charges [judgment text, in Dutch] on Thursday, the court finding his anti-Islam statements were not hate speech or discriminatory. Wilders has made several "anti-Islam" comments as a political official, including: several comments similar to "I don't … [read more]

Legal News
19 May 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] Thursday upheld [opinion, PDF] the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website] decision to renew the operating license of the nation's oldest nuclear power plant. The court held the NRC did not abuse its discretion in renewing the … [read more]

Academic Commentary
10 Apr 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Tamar Cerafici of the Cerafici Law Firm says that the nuclear crisis in Japan highlights the need for an international response with clear, measured leadership from the United States. That leadership is hollow unless the United States adopts a coherent energy policy paying more than a … [read more]

Legal News
24 Jul 2010
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] The Amsterdam District Court on Friday fined [press release and decisions, in Dutch] oil trading company Trafigura [corporate website] 1 million euros (USD $1.28 million) for shipping hazardous waste to the Netherlands and illegally exporting the waste to the Ivory Coast in 2006. The company chartered a ship, the … [read more]

Legal News
5 Jul 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] Three administrative law judges with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) [official website] Atomic Safety and Licensing Board [official website] have denied a request [judgment] by the Obama administration and the US Department of Energy (DOE) [official website] to withdraw the government's application for a license to construct a … [read more]

Legal News
2 Apr 2010
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] Japanese authorities on Friday indicted a New Zealand anti-whaling activist in connection with boarding a Japanese whaling vessel as part of an anti-whaling protest in the antarctic seas. Tokyo District Public Prosecutors [official website, in Japanese] are bringing five charges [AP report] against Captain Pete Bethune - trespassing, assault, … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jan 2010
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [official profile] Friday dismissed [transcript; press release] two Russian proposals for new European security treaties and reaffirmed US commitment to "unified" European security. In prepared remarks delivered at the L’Ecole Militaire in Paris, Clinton said:the Russian Government under President Medvedev has put forth … [read more]

Legal News
14 Jan 2010
by Haley Wojdowski

[JURIST] A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered politician Geert Wilders [personal website, in Dutch] to be tried for his video and printed statements against the Quran and Islam, dismissing a motion to drop or reduce the criminal charges. The trial court denied [NRC report] Wilder's counsel's argument that he could … [read more]

Legal News
14 Oct 2009
by Matt Glenn

[JURIST] Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon charged two suspected Somali pirates accused of helping take over the Alakrana, a Spanish ship currently under the control of Somali Pirates. The suspects, Abdou Willy and Raagegeesey, were charged [NYT report] with 36 counts of kidnapping as well as armed assault. Neither suspect has … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jul 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] refused Monday to suspend a lower court decision [judgment, PDF; JURIST report] declaring India's anti-sodomy law unconstitutional while it hears an appeal. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court accepted a petition challenging the decision by the Delhi High Court [official website], which … [read more]

Page 1 of 3

Latest Readers


Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.