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Legal News
7 Jul 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Two Moroccan women on Monday went on trial for gross indecency [Moroccan penal code article 483, in French] for wearing skirts that police characterized as "too tight." The women, hairdressers aged 23 and 29, were arrested [Al-arby report] in mid-June in the city of Agadir after a passerby notified … [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
29 Oct 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Court of Appeal of the Republic of Singapore, the appellate division of the Supreme Court of Singapore [official website], on Tuesday ruled [judgment, PDF] that a national law criminalizing male homosexuality conforms with the city-state's constitution [text]. Three homosexual men brought the case [Straits Times report] against the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
8 Dec 2012

JURIST Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, in the second of two pieces on laws pertaining to homosexual acts in the Dependencies of the UK, argues that male, homosexual-specific criminal offenses in Isle of Man should be modernized to parallel the laws of the UK...In a … [read more]


Professional Commentary
29 Nov 2012

JURIST Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, in the first of two pieces on laws pertaining to homosexual acts in Dependencies of the UK, argues that male, homosexual-specific criminal offenses in Guernsey should be modernized to parallel the laws of the UK...The Sexual Offences Act 2003 … [read more]


Legal News
22 Aug 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] The Court of Appeal of Singapore [official website] ruled [judgment, PDF] Tuesday that a man charged with gross indecency under a provision of the penal code criminalizing sexual acts between men can proceed with a constitutional challenge against the law in court. Known as Section 377A [AFP report], the … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The National Association of Broadcasters [advocacy website] on Tuesday filed an emergency motion [text, PDF] with the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] challenging a new regulation that is expected to go into effect in August. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] … [read more]


Legal News
29 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday denied certiorari [order list, PDF] in a case dealing with media ownership regulations by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website]. In National Association of Broadcasters v. FCC [docket; cert. petition] the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official … [read more]


Academic Commentary
23 Jun 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University says that the Supreme Court's recent decision in FCC v. Fox still leaves broadcasters in doubt about what constitutes indecency...Curse words and nudity, even fleeting or spontaneous profanity and brief naked bodies may still … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled unanimously [decision, PDF] that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] indecency guidelines were too vague to be properly enforced. The case, Federal Communications Commission v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. [SCOTUSblog backgrounder], hinges on indecency issues raised in two separate … [read more]


Professional Commentary
9 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremy Lipschultz of the University of Nebraska at Omaha says that permitting court proceedings to be televised will enhance transparency in the judicial system and create a more informed and engaged citizenry...The Illinois Supreme Court recently authorized the use of television cameras and "other recording devices" for … [read more]


Legal News
23 Jan 2012
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] Monday in National Meat Association v. Harris [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the Federal Meat Inspection Act (FMIA) [text], which requires observation of animals that are unable to walk for possible disease, preempts a subsequent California law [Cal Pen Code § … [read more]


Professional Commentary
21 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremy Lipschultz of the University of Nebraska at Omaha says that in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., it seems likely that the Supreme Court will not force the Federal Communications Commission to alter its vague and subjective indecency policy and will not overturn the outdated precedent … [read more]


Legal News
12 Jan 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Wednesday. In Coleman v. Maryland Court of Appeals [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court will determine whether Congress constitutionally abrogated states' Eleventh Amendment [text] immunity when it passed the self-care leave provision of the … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jan 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases on Tuesday. In FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc. [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court heard arguments on whether the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) [official website] current indecency enforcement regime violates the First or … [read more]


Legal News
9 Jan 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in three cases Monday, including the Texas redistricting controversy [transcript, PDF]. The court agreed last month to hear an emergency appeal [JURIST report] challenging an interim map drawn up by the US District Court for the Western … [read more]


Legal News
7 Dec 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases on Tuesday. In Williams v. Illinois [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the justices heard the latest in a series of arguments over the Confrontation Clause [text] and will decide if a defendant's rights are violated … [read more]


Legal News
5 Dec 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday in two cases. In Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd v. Novo Nordisk A/S [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court heard arguments on drug patents. When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [official website] approves a drug for … [read more]


Legal News
30 Nov 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases on Tuesday. In Hall v. US [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the justices heard arguments on a conflict between tax law and bankruptcy procedures, regarding the sale of family farms under Chapter 12 of the … [read more]


Legal News
28 Nov 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday in two cases. In First American Financial Corp v. Edwards [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court heard arguments on whether a plaintiff has standing to sue, on behalf of a nationwide class, claiming a real estate company violated … [read more]

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