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Legal News
12 Jul 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane [official website] announced at a press conference Thursday that she will not defend Pennsylvania's statutory ban on same-sex marriage. Title 23, Chapter 11, section 1102 of the Pennsylvania consolidated statutes defines [text] marriage as " A civil contract by which one man and one … [read more]


Academic Commentary
29 Oct 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth S. Gallant of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law says that the incidences of documented and alleged child abuse by scoutmasters in the Boy Scouts of America provide a vivid illustration of why some conflict of laws doctrines are … [read more]


Professional Commentary
9 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremy Lipschultz of the University of Nebraska at Omaha says that permitting court proceedings to be televised will enhance transparency in the judicial system and create a more informed and engaged citizenry...The Illinois Supreme Court recently authorized the use of television cameras and "other recording devices" for … [read more]


Professional Commentary
21 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremy Lipschultz of the University of Nebraska at Omaha says that in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., it seems likely that the Supreme Court will not force the Federal Communications Commission to alter its vague and subjective indecency policy and will not overturn the outdated precedent … [read more]

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