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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
19 Sep 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday issued a ruling in Heller v. District of Columbia [text, PDF], ultimately upholding six and striking down four controversial elements of the Firearms Registration Amendment Act (FRA) and the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012 … [read more]

Student Commentary
18 Feb 2015
by Christen Giannaros of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Jenna Decker

JURIST Guest Columnist Christen Giannaros, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the twelfth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Giannaros discusses the Fourth Amendment rights violations implicit in DNA collection upon arrest...In 2010, Alonzo … [read more]

Legal News
4 Feb 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) [advocacy website] on Tuesday filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] challenging the District of Columbia's right to deny concealed carry permits to individuals for failure to show good cause. The complaint names the city and Cathy Lanier, Police Chief of the DC Metropolitan Police Department, … [read more]

Student Commentary
10 Jan 2015
by Danielle Ardner of Valparaiso University Law School
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Danielle Ardner, Valparaiso University Law School, Class of 2016, discusses the lawsuit filed by district attorneys from San Francisco and Los Angeles regarding the safety of Uber ... On Tuesday, December 9th, district attorneys from San Francisco and Los Angeles filed a consumer protection lawsuit against Uber, … [read more]

Student Commentary
10 Dec 2014
by Danielle Ardner of Valparaiso University Law School
edited by Josh Guckert

JURIST Guest Columnist Danielle Ardner, Valparaiso University Law School, Class of 2016, discusses how Cleveland police are obstructing Ohio's mandatory DNA collection law...It was 15 years before serial rapist and murderer Larry McGowan had his DNA properly collected in Ohio as mandated by law. McGowan is currently serving an 11-year … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jul 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] US Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. [official profile] on Saturday ruled that the District of Columbia law prohibiting the carrying of pistols in public is unconstitutional. It is reported [Washinton Post report] that Judge Scullin issued an order addressed to the city and police department to end the … [read more]

Legal News
6 Apr 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Kansas state legislature [official website] approved a bill [HB 2578] on Saturday that would establish statewide firearm possession regulations and nullify city and county variances on gun permitting restrictions. The bill would also restrict local governments from imposing rules on how guns must be stored and transported, and … [read more]

Legal News
3 Jun 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Monday in Maryland v. King [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that police may collect DNA samples from individuals arrested and charged with serious crimes. The respondent in the case, Alonzo King, challenged the validity of Maryland's DNA Collection Act [text, PDF] after … [read more]

Legal News
5 Apr 2013
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] The Maryland Senate [official website] on Thursday gave final approval to a bill [text] that imposes tougher restrictions on obtaining a license to buy a firearm and bans certain types of rifles. Scheduled to go into effect October 1 of this year, the new law will limit magazines to … [read more]

Legal News
1 Mar 2013
by Samuel Franklin

[JURIST] The Maryland Senate [official website] on Thursday approved a gun control bill [SB 281 materials] that imposes tougher restrictions on obtaining a license to buy a firearm. The Senate voted 28-19 [materials] in favor of the bill that would require residents to submit to fingerprinting, training and background checks … [read more]

Legal News
14 Apr 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) [advocacy website] announced Friday the filing of a lawsuit [press release] against three US agencies over the repeated detention and questioning of Muslims about their religious beliefs and practices by federal agents at the US-Canada border. CAIR-MI filed the … [read more]

Student Commentary
19 Sep 2011

Gil Auslander, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the fourth article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. He writes on pre-conviction DNA collection in the … [read more]

Legal News
5 Aug 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the California First District Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously on Thursday that DNA samples cannot be taken broadly from any adult arrested or charged with a felony. Striking down a 2004 voter-enacted provision [Propostition 69 materials] of the DNA and Forensic … [read more]

Legal News
26 Aug 2010
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] The EU Parliament Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats [official website] on Thursday accused France of violating EU law [press release] by deporting up to 1,000 Roma migrants [JURIST news archive] from the country. The group cited EU directive 38/2004 [text, PDF] for the proposition that … [read more]

Legal News
8 Jul 2010
by Hillary Stemple

[JURIST] The Council of Europe's European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) [official website] reported Thursday that racist violence and rhetoric has risen [report, PDF; press release] in Europe during 2009, following the recent economic crisis [JURIST news archive]. According to the report, the economic crisis has led to a … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jun 2010
by Sarah Miley

[JURIST] The Italian Constitutional Court [official website, in Italian] on Thursday struck down controversial legislation that imposed increased prison sentences and fines on illegal immigrants [JURIST news archive] convicted of crimes in Italy. The court held that it was unconstitutional [AKI report] to allow judges to impose sentences and fines … [read more]

Legal News
10 Jun 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit [official website] on Wednesday ruled [opinion, PDF] that the city could withhold documents related to the arrest of 1,800 protesters during the 2004 Republican National Convention. In granting the city's petition for a writ of mandamus [Cornell … [read more]

Legal News
6 Aug 2009
by Ingrid Burke

[JURIST] Human rights advocates on Wednesday accused Italy of disregarding its obligations under past European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] judgments by deporting terror suspect Ali Ben Sassi Toumi to his native Tunisia. Human Rights Watch (HRW) called the deportation [HRW report] "the latest example of how [Italy] … [read more]

Legal News
29 May 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] A federal court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality [opinion, PDF] of mandatory DNA collection for all persons arrested or detained under federal authority. Judge Gregory Hollows of the US District Court for the Eastern District of California [official website] found that although the collection of DNA from those arrested … [read more]

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