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Legal News
3 days ago
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx [official profile] on Friday announced [press release] that the government has opened an investigation into five airlines that allegedly raised fares in Northeastern markets after the Amtrak accident [BBC report] in May. The US Department of Transportation [official website] sent letters to Delta, … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jun 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The UN International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) [official website] downgraded [official report] the security rating of Thailand's aviation sector from Category 1 to Category 2 on Thursday. The agency clarified that the designation as a "significant safety concern (SSC) does not necessarily indicate a particular safety deficiency in the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
13 Apr 2015
by Tung Yin of Lewis and Clark Law School

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin, of Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the effectiveness of TSA screening policies and how those policies affect our privacy rights...In the fall of 2001, I went on the market to become a law professor, and I was fortunate enough to do a fair amount … [read more]


Student Commentary
21 Jan 2015
by Ayanna Thomas of St. John's University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Ayanna Thomas, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the tenth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Thomas discusses racial discrimination in the workplace... A federal jury in New York … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A senior UN human rights official said on Monday that the death toll in Ukraine [BBC backgrounder] has risen above 3,000, and pleaded for peace to spare more bloodshed. Ivan Simonovic [official profile], the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights, stated that the confirmed deaths due to the fighting … [read more]


Legal News
31 Jul 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Airlines for America (A4A) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) [advocacy groups] have filed a petition [PDF] in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official website], asking the court to review an Interim Final Rule [PDF] promulgated by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) [official website]. The … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jul 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Monday issued a report [text, PDF] documenting what it refers to as "the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine" and calling for greater care to prevent civilian casualties in the region. While issuing … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jul 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor [official website, in Dutch] said Monday that their office has opened a war crimes investigation into last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 [BBC backgrounder] in Ukraine. Prosecutors are investigating allegations [Reuters report] of murder, war crimes and intentionally downing an airliner, … [read more]


Legal News
2 Apr 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled Wednesday In Northwest Inc. v. Ginsberg [opinion, PDF] that federal aviation law preempts a state law claim for breach of contract. Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg sued Northwest Airlines for breach of implied covenant of good faith in dealing under Minnesota state contract law … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Monday filed a response [text, PDF] to public comments in defense of the December antitrust settlement that allowed the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The 51-page report, filed in the US … [read more]


Academic Commentary
20 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal privacy interests impacted, government metadata surveillance programs produce a net gain … [read more]


Legal News
27 Jan 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously to overturn a defamation judgment in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper [docket], in which a pilot sued the airline for reporting him as a security threat and calling him "mentally unstable." At issue in this case … [read more]


Student Commentary
18 Jan 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Gallagher, University of California, Davis School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the complexity resulting from the American Airlines-US Airways merger and argues that the nature of the airline industry makes it desirable for large airlines to merge without raising serious monopoly concerns...Nearly ten months after … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Monday upheld the conviction and sentencing [opinion, PDF] of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] for his attempted bombing on an American aircraft. Abdulmutallab was sentenced [JURIST report] to life in prison in February 2012 … [read more]


Features
30 Dec 2013

The American Airlines and US Airways merger to form the new American Airlines was first announced on February 14, 2013. Talks of this merger, which would form the largest airline in the United States, came on the heals of American Airlines pulling itself out of bankruptcy. The original plan called … [read more]


Features
30 Dec 2013

Following the Wright brothers' successful first flight in 1903, business took to the skies. Some early companies, such as All American Aviation, provided mail courier service for specific regions of the US. All American Aviation, which would later become US Airways, was founded in 1939 as a courier service for … [read more]


Features
30 Dec 2013

During the early 20th century, US President Theodore Roosevelt earned the title of "Trust-buster," as his administration vigorously pursued large corporations and assailed their anti-competitive behavior. The foundations of antitrust law developed during his presidency. The Gilded Age produced captains of industry, such as railroad barons with unprecedented individual and … [read more]


Features
30 Dec 2013

Since the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, antitrust efforts have played a major role in fostering corporate competition and preventing monopolies. Using a base of law set out by the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, government agencies work to protect consumers from collusive behavior in a range … [read more]


Legal News
9 Dec 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday in two cases. In Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on "Whether Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) [text, PDF] immunity may be denied without a determination that … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] US Supreme Court [official website] Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday denied an application [text, PDF] to stay the merger of US Airways and American Airlines [corporate websites] without issuing an opinion. The group of consumers filed the application based on similar antitrust claims already brought and settled [JURIST … [read more]

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