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Legal News
1 Jun 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett [SCOTUSblog materials] that a debtor in a Chapter 7 bankruptcy proceeding may not void a junior mortgage lien under §506(d) when the debt owed on a senior mortgage lien exceeds the current value … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral argument [transcript, PDF] on Tuesday in a pair of consolidated cases involving a dispute over federal bankruptcy laws brought by Bank of America (BOA). The cases, Bank of America, NA v. Caulkett and Bank of America, NA v. Toledo-Cardona [SCOTUSblog dockets], … [read more]


Legal News
9 Mar 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [decision, PDF] Monday in Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) [text, PDF] federal agencies are exempt from notice-and-comment requirements when amending or repealing interpretive rules. In 2006 the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour … [read more]


Legal News
17 Nov 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two bankruptcy cases on appeal from the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit [official website], consolidating them for one hour of oral argument. The two cases, Bank of America, NA v. Caulkett and … [read more]


Legal News
14 Oct 2013
by Cynthia Miley

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Sunday stated [press release] that the African Union (AU) [official website] declaration [JURIST report] on Saturday that no senior government officials should appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] was "deplorable." AI also criticized the AU's denouncement of the … [read more]


Legal News
8 Oct 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] reported its busiest year on record [text, PDF] to the UN General Assembly [official website] on Tuesday. In the report, the ICC called for greater support [press release] from the UN Security Council[official website]. The ICC report talked about the futility of … [read more]


Legal News
8 Oct 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A group of 130 African organizations on Monday published a letter [text] urging [press release] African members of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website; JURIST backgrounder] to declare their support for the court at the upcoming African Union (AU) [official website] summit. Amid accusations that the ICC has … [read more]


Student Commentary
26 Sep 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Cardona, John Marshall Law School Class of 2014, discusses Kenya's recent withdrawal from the ICC and what that could mean for other ICC member states...On September 5, 2013, members of the Kenyan National Assembly voted on a measure designed to facilitate a withdrawal from the International … [read more]


Legal News
26 Feb 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Judge Consuelo Marshall of the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] on Monday allowed a US Army veteran's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive] to move forward. Marshall refused to dismiss [AP report] the lawsuit despite the Department … [read more]


Legal News
2 Feb 2012
by Jennie Ryan

[JURIST] An Iraq war veteran filed suit [complaint, PDF] Wednesday in the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website] against the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) [official website] after it refused to pay her full disability benefits because she is in a same-sex marriage. Tracy Cooper-Harris, … [read more]


Legal News
10 Nov 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta

[JURIST] The US Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] on Thursday voted to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST archive], marking the first time a Congressional group has voted to repeal the law banning same-sex marriage. The vote was split along party lines, with 10 Democrats voting in … [read more]


Legal News
16 Oct 2011
by Ashley Hileman

[JURIST] Members of the House of Representatives Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group defended the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive] in a filing [text, PDF] on Friday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website]. In the filing, the three Republican members of … [read more]


Legal News
15 Oct 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A disabled Navy veteran filed a notice of appeal [CT Post report] Thursday with the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims [official website] for denying her partner a share of her disability benefits under the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) [text; JURIST news archive]. Carmen Cardona filed for veterans' … [read more]


Legal News
3 Nov 2006
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] The US Army [official website] said [press release] Friday that commanders on the ground have prevented Army Sgt. Santos A. Cardona [JURIST news archive], found guilty in June of abusing detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive], from being redeployed to Iraq out of fear for his … [read more]


Legal News
1 Aug 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] US Army Major General Geoffrey Miller [Wikipedia profile], the former commander of Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive], retired [press release] from the Army Monday with honors. Miller ran Guantanamo from 2002 to 2004, and served as a consultant at the Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive] in Iraq during … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2006
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] AP is reporting that US Army Sgt. Santos A. Cardona [JURIST news archive] has been sentenced to 90 days hard labor without confinement and a reduction in rank for abusing detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive]. Cardona was convicted [JURIST report] Thursday of dereliction of duty … [read more]


Legal News
1 Jun 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a military jury has found US Army Sgt. Santos A. Cardona guilty of abusing detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive]. Cardona was charged with maltreatment of prisoners, dereliction of duty and assault in connection with the use of unmuzzled dogs [JURIST report] … [read more]


Legal News
25 May 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] A high-ranking US Army officer testified Wednesday in the court-martial [JURIST report] of Sgt. Santos Cardona, the second of two soldiers accused of using unmuzzled dogs [JURIST report] to terrify detainees during interrogations at the Abu Ghraib [JURIST news archive] detention center in Iraq. Maj. Gen. Geoffrey D. Miller … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2006
by Jaime Jansen

[JURIST] Court-martial proceedings against US Army Sgt. Santos A. Cardona began Monday on charges of maltreatment of prisoners, dereliction of duty and assault connected to Cardona's alleged use of unmuzzled dogs [JURIST report] when questioning detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison [JURIST news archive]. A second dog handler, Sgt. Michael … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2006
by Holly Manges Jones

[JURIST] A military judge Tuesday said that US Army Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller [Wikipedia profile], the former commander of military intelligence at the Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] prison facility, can be called to testify at the upcoming trial of a sergeant accused of using dogs to abuse detainees at … [read more]

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