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Academic Commentary
3 hours ago
by Peter J. Hammer of Wayne State University Law School

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Hammer, of Wayne State University Law School, discusses the controversy surrounding Caitlyn Jenner and rights for transgender individuals...Please call me by my true names, so I can wake up, and so the door of my heart can be left open, the door of compassion. Call Me … [read more]


Professional Commentary
6 Jul 2015
by Solomon Sacco of Amnesty International

JURIST Guests Netsanet Belay and Solomon Sacco of Amnesty International discuss two recent cases in which states have used diplomatic immunity as a pretext for not executing arrest warrants for visiting public officials who are wanted for crimes under international law, thereby upholding impunity for serious crimes.... Two cases in … [read more]


Academic Commentary
22 May 2015
by Caroline Mala Corbin of University of Miami School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Caroline Mala Corbin, of University of Miami School of Law, discusses whether filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption is a substantial burden on religious liberty... Does filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption from a law constitute a substantial burden on religious … [read more]


Legal News
4 May 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Bullard v. Blue Hills Bank [SCOTUSblog materials] that a bankruptcy court's order denying confirmation of a debtor's proposed repayment plan is not a final order that the debtor can immediately appeal. Chief Justice Roberts wrote the opinion for … [read more]


Legal News
23 Apr 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Thursday voted 56-43 to confirm Loretta Lynch [official profile] to serve as Attorney General, establishing her as the first black woman to lead the Justice Department [official website]. Lynch was nominated by the Senate Judiciary Committee [official website] 188 days prior on November … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website] on Wednesday indicted [press release] 10 former Bosnian-Serb soldiers for war crimes committed during the Balkan conflict of the 1990s. The men are accused of imprisoning, torturing and killing 20 people abducted from a train in eastern Bosnia in February … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina [official website] on Thursday indicted [press release] three people for war crimes committed against Serb victims. The indicted, Zdenko Andabak, Muamir Jasharevic and Sead Velagic, are accused of committing crimes against humanity against more than 300 Serb civilians between April 1992 and … [read more]


Legal News
1 Apr 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments Wednesday in two bankruptcy cases. In Harris v. Viegelahn [transcript, PDF] the court must decide "whether, when a debtor in good faith converts a bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 after confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, undistributed funds held by … [read more]


Legal News
16 Mar 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) [official website] on Sunday halted [video] the confirmation vote on Attorney General Nominee Loretta Lynch [official profile] until the Senate passes the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 [text]. The vote on bill came to a standstill when senators read … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jan 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Nominee for the position of US Attorney General [official website], Loretta Lynch, stood before [official meeting notes] the Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Lynch, a US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, will face two days of hearings led by Republican Senator Charles Grassley [official website] of Iowa. … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jan 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) [State Department backgrounder] commander Dominic Ongwen on Monday made his first appearance [press release] before the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website]. The pre-trial hearing was brief as Ongwen simply had to confirm his identity and that he clearly understood the charges against him. … [read more]


Legal News
12 Dec 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] Friday in four cases. In Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will decide whether an order denying confirmation of a bankruptcy plan is appealable. The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit … [read more]


Legal News
12 Nov 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A judge for the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official website] on Wednesday urged that the newly approved [opinion, PDF] plan to resolve Detroit's bankruptcy be implemented as soon as possible. The plan, which was approved on Friday by US Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes, will … [read more]


Legal News
8 Nov 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan [official website] approved [opinion, PDF] a plan on Friday to resolve Detroit's seven billion dollars of debt and return the city to solvency. The plan includes settlements regarding post-employment benefits claims, tax obligations, insurance, and "the Grand Bargain" which … [read more]


Legal News
29 Sep 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The confirmation of charges hearing against Charles Ble Goude [ICC backgrounder] opened [press release] Monday before Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website]. Ble Goude, a youth leader loyal to Ivory Coast's former president Laurent Gbagbo [BBC profile], is accused of crimes against humanity, including … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] The Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] today postponed [press release] the commencement of the confirmation of charges hearing in the case against Charles Ble Goude [Trial Watch backgrounder] at the defense's request to complete its preparation. The hearing, previously scheduled for September 22, … [read more]


Professional Commentary
2 Jul 2014
by Akshat Tewary of Law Offices of Kamlesh Tewary

JURIST Guest Columnist Akshat Tewary of the Law Offices of Kamlesh Tewary discusses Judicial Independence and Agency Accountability in reference to SEC v. Citigroup... The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued a ruling that could debilitate the ability of the judiciary to serve as an independent … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Monday confirmed charges [decision, PDF; press release] against Congolese war crimes suspect Bosco Ntaganda [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The charges consist of 18 counts of war crimes including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers, as well as crimes … [read more]


Legal News
23 May 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Friday sentenced [press release] Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga [case materials; JURIST news archive] to 12 years in prison for war crimes. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Patriotic Resistance Forces in Ituri, an armed militia group from the Ituri region … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] announced Wednesday that Congolese militia leader Germain Katanga [case materials; JURIST news archive] is appealing [text] his recent conviction for war crimes. Katanga, the alleged commander of the Patriotic Resistance Forces in Ituri, an armed militia group from the Ituri region of … [read more]

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