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Academic Commentary
27 May 2015
by Joyce Lee Malcolm of George Mason University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Joyce Lee Malcolm of George Mason University School of Law discusses Vermont's evolving gun law... Much to the frustration of gun control advocates who rate Vermont as "F," the state with the highest per capita gun ownership in the country and virtually no gun restrictions, has a … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ordered [order list, PDF] the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] to review its decision that state lawmakers gerrymandered African-American voters into one congressional district. In October a three-judge panel of the district court ruled [opinion] that the … [read more]


Features
7 Feb 2015

The debate over the legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most polarizing issues [JURIST op-ed] currently facing the American legal community. Several major cases shaped the course of the debate over the past 40 years. Loving v. Virginia is a 1967 US Supreme Court case which declared laws … [read more]


Professional Commentary
18 Jan 2015
by Elizabeth C. Varner of Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation

JURIST Guest Columnists Elizabeth C. Varner, Diane Penneys Edelman and Leila Amineddoleh of Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation respond to the piece by Walter Olson on Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and counter his assertion that the Act has the effect opposite to what Congress intended...Recently JURIST … [read more]


Academic Commentary
2 Dec 2014
by Faisal Kutty of Valparaiso University Law School

JURIST Guest Columnist Faisal Kutty of Valparaiso University School of Law discusses the offenses of non-consensual publication of obscene materials and possible implication of the laws banning such offenses ..."I was just so afraid. I didn't know how this would affect my career," said Jennifer Lawrence, referring to the hacked … [read more]


Legal News
5 Nov 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Colorado voters on Tuesday rejected Proposition 105 [text, PDF], a measure that would have required companies to label foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs). According to preliminary results, the measure received only about 32 percent voter approval, with 68 percent opposed [Reuters report]. Supporters of the measure argued [Denver … [read more]


Legal News
7 Oct 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday struck down [opinion, PDF] same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho [case materials]. The court found that the bans violate same-sex couples' due process and equal protection rights. The three-judge panel rejected arguments that same-sex marriages … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia [official website] on Thursday delayed ruling on a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Robert Chambers [official profile] stated that the case, brought on behalf of three same-sex couples and the child … [read more]


Student Commentary
16 Sep 2014
by Francesca Acocella of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Francesca Acocella, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Class of 2016, discusses the recent decision by the Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas to recognize transgender identity in determining the validity of marriage ...Think about all the times you need to show ID: seeing a movie, ordering … [read more]


Legal News
16 Sep 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit [official website] on Monday approved a stay [order, PDF] blocking same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] in Indiana until the US Supreme Court [official website] weighs in on the issue. The stay will put on hold the September 4 decision [JURIST … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] heard oral arguments Monday in three cases involving same-sex marriage [JURIST news archive] in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii [materials]. The three-judge panel consists of judges Stephen Reinhardt [official profile], appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Marsha Berzon [official profile] … [read more]


Legal News
5 Sep 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Thirty-two states asked the US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday to issue a definitive ruling on same-sex marriage. Fifteen states that allow gay marriage, led by Massachusetts, filed a brief asking the court to take up three cases from Virginia, Utah and Oklahoma and overturn the bans. Seventeen … [read more]


Legal News
19 Aug 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A Florida coalition on Monday asked a judge to reject a newly proposed map of the state's congressional districts. The coalition, which includes the League of Women Voters of Florida [advocacy website], is suing [AP report] to change the districts and called the new map "brazenly partisan." The map … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A Florida judge ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that the state's 2012 congressional redistricting [JURIST backgrounder] plan illegally favors Republicans. Circuit Court Judge Terry Lewis ordered that two of the state's 27 districts be redrawn, which will likely affect neighboring districts as well. Lewis found that the 2012 plan violated … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] The US Patent and Trademark Office [official website] on Wednesday announced [text, PDF] that it will cancel six trademark registrations belonging to National Football League team the Washington Redskins [official website]. Administrative trademark judge Karen Kuhlke found that the trademarks, which include the team's name, logo and the name … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday agreed to hear [order list, PDF] two cases challenging Alabama's redistricting [JURIST backgrounder] plans, consolidating them for one hour of oral argument. In Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama [docket; jurisdictional statement, PDF], the court limited review to question 1: 1(a). Whether, … [read more]


Professional Commentary
21 May 2014
by David Hacker of Alliance Defending Freedom

JURIST Guest Columnist David Hacker of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses free speech zones on public university campuses... Free speech zones on public university campuses sound wonderful in the abstract—a special zone just for free speech! But don't be fooled. College's sell the idea of free speech zones like used car … [read more]


Legal News
12 Apr 2014
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, called Friday upon the owners of the Washington Redskins football team to change the team's name [press release]. Anaya focused on the hurtful history of the term "redskin" as it relates to Native Americans in the US. … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Apr 2014
by David Gespass of Gespass and Johnson

JURIST Guest Columnist David Gespass of Gespass and Johnson argues that the US Supreme Court should elevate substance over form and preserve freedom of speech...Government officials have learned, over many years, that the best way to restrict civil liberties is piecemeal. If one wants to take some salami without it … [read more]


Legal News
6 Mar 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan [official website] is encouraging county clerks statewide to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Madigan's actions are a result of a ruling [JURIST report] by the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois [official website] that same-sex couples in Cook County … [read more]

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