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Legal News
28 Jan 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana (ACLU) [advocacy website] and the Indiana Protection and Advocacy Services Commission (IPAS) [advocacy website] reached a settlement agreement [document, PDF] on Wednesday with the Department of Corrections [official website] over the treatment of mentally ill prisoners. The ACLU of Indiana and IPAS filed … [read more]


Student Commentary
20 Jan 2016
by Patrick Prager of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Alix Ware

JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Prager of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016 is the ninth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Prager discusses the influence of the upcoming decision from NLRB regarding student athletes... The "student-athlete" … [read more]


Legal News
12 Dec 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order, PDF] Friday in four cases. In Birchfield, Danny v. North Dakota [SCOTUSblog materials], consolidated with Bernard, William R. v. Minnesota and Beylund, Steve M. v. North Dakota, the court will determine "[w]hether, in the absence of a warrant, a state … [read more]


Academic Commentary
18 Nov 2015
by Larry Eaker of American University of Paris
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker, former Professor at the American University of Paris, discusses the European Union's Immigration and Asylum Policy ... "The challenge to the European project today is existential. The refugee crisis has brought that to light. What was unimaginable before now becomes imaginable, namely the disintegration of … [read more]


Legal News
3 Nov 2015
by Miracle Jones

US President Barack Obama announced Monday that he has instructed the Office of Personal Management (OPM) [official website] to remove inquiries about criminal records [fact sheet] from federal employment applications. Obama made the announcement [remarks] during a speech at Rutgers University Center for Law and Justice as part of his … [read more]


Legal News
22 Oct 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [official website] filed a federal class action lawsuit [complaint] on Wednesday against the city of Biloxi, Mississippi, the Biloxi Police Chief, a Municipal Court judge and Judicial Correction Services, Inc. for allegedly arresting and jailing poor people illegally in debtor's prisons. The plaintiffs … [read more]


Legal News
18 Oct 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Greek lawmakers approved a bill early Saturday morning containing new austerity measures and economic overhauls under its new bailout program. All but one of the 155 members of the leftist Syriza [party website], which now runs the government under Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras [official website], and the Independent Anel … [read more]


Legal News
6 Oct 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral argument [day call, PDF] Monday on two cases. In Hawkins v. Community Bank of Raymore [transcript, PDF], the court heard arguments regarding the role of spouses as guarantors in credit applications. In this case, Community Bank of Raymore asked for a … [read more]


Legal News
30 Sep 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights [official website] on Tuesday expressed deep concern [press release] over human rights abuses committed by the World Bank [official website], going as far as to call the World Bank a "human rights-free zone." Special Rapporteur Phillip Alston accused the … [read more]


Legal News
17 Sep 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that a lower court judge should not have expanded a class action suit of bondholders suing Argentina. District Judge Thomas Griesa had been overseeing litigation related to Argentina's sovereign debt default from roughly 14 … [read more]


Legal News
14 Aug 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The Greek Parliament [official website] on Friday approved a three-year bailout package for about 85 billion Euros ($93 billion) just days before the country is due to repay debt to the European Central Bank. Without a bailout package, Greece could default on the payment. The bill, which was passed … [read more]


Legal News
12 Aug 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Greece agreed to the main terms of a draft bill [text, in Greek] for a bailout on Tuesday that would provide about $95 billion to the country. There are many provisions in the bill some describe [AP report] as "harsh" such as the selling of state owned property, cuts … [read more]


Legal News
7 Aug 2015
by Sarah Boehme

The Department of Justice [official website] announced [press release] Wednesday settlement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on reforms to LA prisons in an attempt to improve care for mentally ill inmates. The agreement comes after a series of incidents where deputies were found to abuse mentally ill inmates … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jul 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the European Union (EU) [official websites] released a statement [text] Monday indicating that Cyprus has made significant strides toward economic recovery, and must continue to make reforms in order to achieve full recovery. Following a meeting to review progress on Cyprus' March 2013 … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2015
by Sarah Boehme

Greece's parliament [official website] on Thursday passed a second set of economic reforms with an overwhelming 230-63 majority vote. Greece's creditors asked [JURIST report] that the second set of economic overhauls be passed before they began negotiations for the aid program, which will help the country's economy and save it … [read more]


Legal News
18 Jul 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The German parliament on Friday voted to move forward with negotiations for a Greek bailout. Urged by Chancellor Angela Merkel [official website] to support the bailout, 439 legislators voted in favor [NYT report] of the negotiations with 119 voting against and 40 abstaining. While some doubted [The Local report] … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The European Council [official website] on Monday announced [text, PDF] a preliminary deal to manage Greek debt without the country defaulting or leaving the European Union. The agreement requires Greece to increase tax revenue, cut costs and implement a number of fiscal regulatory policies [Fiscal Compact, PDF]. It also includes … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Greece's parliament on Saturday voted to accept the economic reforms rejected by the government last week. According to Greek media reports [Naftemporiki live coverage, in Greek], the Saturday morning vote was led by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras [official website], who vocally supported voting against accepting the proposed bailout … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] After approximately two thirds of the votes have been counted in Sunday's Greek vote on the proposed bailout deal, results appear to show that the country has voted against the deal [Reuters report]. Results posted by the Greek Ministry of Interior [official website] show that about 61 percent [WSJ … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Two major opposition parties in Malaysia on Sunday called for an emergency sitting of parliament in order to discuss the future of the country's prime minister. A police report has also been lodged against Prime Minister Najib Razak [official website] by many opposition members, including representatives [Reuters report] of … [read more]

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