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Academic Commentary
30 Mar 2015
by David M. Crane of Syracuse University College of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane of Syracuse University College of Law discusses enforcing the laws of armed conflict in an age of extremes... Shortly after three planes went into three buildings on September 11, 2001 the chief law enforcement officer of the US, Attorney General Albert Gonzalez declared that … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Dec 2014
by Jordan Paust of University of Houston Law Center

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly authorized and/or facilitated by Bush, Cheney, Rice, Gonzales, … [read more]


Legal News
15 Oct 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A US federal appeals court on Tuesday said [opinion, PDF] that Texas may enforce its voter ID law [SB 14] despite a lower judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional. A three-judge panel of thUS Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] temporarily reinstated the law but … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2014
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Saturday filed a permanent injunction against the enforcement of a Texas voter ID law [SB 14 text]. The injunction follows a 147-page opinion [text, PDF] issued [JURIST report] on Thursday in which Ramos found that the voter ID law violates the Fourteenth … [read more]


Professional Commentary
18 Sep 2014
by Ron Fein of Free Speech for People

JURIST Guest Columnist Ron Fein, of Free Speech for People, discusses the Supreme Court's recent Hobby Lobby decision ...The Supreme Court's majority opinion [PDF] in Hobby Lobby made a serious mistake about the nature of corporate religious claims. But so did the dissent. As Hobby Lobby's case worked its way … [read more]


Academic Commentary
11 Jun 2014
by Sandy Davidson of University of Missouri Schools of Journalism and Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's Court of Justice … [read more]


Legal News
16 Mar 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] A class action lawsuit [complaint, PDF] was filed in federal court in Texas on Friday against General Motors (GM) [corporate website] claiming that customers' vehicles have lost value due to ignition problems blamed for a series of fatal crashes. The complaint alleges that GM knew about the problem since … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Jan 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Schlueter of Trinity Legal Center discusses the recent dismissal of certiorari in Cline v. Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice...Before surgery, would a patient want to know what to expect and what the risks of the procedure are? Of course. Would a patient want a medication that … [read more]


Legal News
1 Nov 2013
by Lauren Laing

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday Texas can enforce a law that prohibits doctors from performing abortions [HB 2 text] if the doctor does not have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The law's constitutionality was challenged by … [read more]


Features
22 Jul 2013

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 permits electronic and physical monitoring to assess threats and maintain US safety. FISA created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which grants surveillance warrants. Concerned with authorization of wiretaps against Americans, a Federal judge resigned in December 2005. In February 2006, House … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

Lawsuits challenging the enforcement of ACA have argued that the law violates various portions of the Constitution, most notably the Commerce Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 3), the Tax and Spending Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 8), the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, clause 2), and the Tenth Amendment. … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

Under the auspices of combating terror, the Bush administration took many steps following 9/11 that according to some have curtailed civil rights. Chief among these was the passage of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which was signed by Bush on October 26, 2001. The original legislation contained 10 titles … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013

Restrictions on Public Funding of Abortion Although the Supreme Court guaranteed women's constitutional right to have medical access to abortion in Roe, Congress has increasingly restricted federal funding of abortion services, most notably through the Hyde Amendment. Passed as part of appropriation bills in various forms, the basic purpose of … [read more]


Academic Commentary
4 Apr 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Johnson of the Fordham University School of Law examines the parallels between gun and abortion rights within the context of the proposed assault weapons ban legislation...In my previous piece for JURIST, I demonstrated the inadequacy of the current constitutional analysis used by courts when evaluating restrictions … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday revived [opinion, PDF] a 2008 lawsuit [JURIST report] against the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] alleging discriminatory hiring practices based on political affiliation. Former DOJ intern Sean Gerlich alleges that he was denied … [read more]


Legal News
5 Mar 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously in Levin v. United States [JURIST report] that the intentional tort exception in the Gonzales Act [10 USC § 1089 text] does not immunize individual government medical personnel against battery suits. Thus, instead of suing the entire … [read more]


Legal News
16 Jan 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases on Tuesday. The first, Levin v. United States [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] concerned whether the Gonzales Act [10 USC § 1089 text] properly immunizes government medical personnel against battery suits. The Gonzales Act allows … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jan 2013
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday in the combined cases Ryan v. Gonzales [JURIST report] and Tibbals v. Carter that there is no right to stay a federal habeas corpus proceeding until an inmate becomes competent. The court held, rather, that the proceeding … [read more]


Legal News
29 Dec 2012
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] Philippine House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales III [House profile] announced [Philippine Daily Inquirer report] on Friday that Philippine President Benigno Aquino III [official website] had quietly signed into law on the 21st of December a bill which will make contraception, birth control, sexual education, and maternal care universally available … [read more]


Legal News
14 Dec 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday refused the request for a stay in Hedges v. Obama [docket; JURIST report] that would have temporarily blocked enforcement of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA) [text, PDF]. A group of reporters and advocates filed [JURIST report] an … [read more]

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