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Legal News
17 Jun 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] A Bahraini court on Tuesday sentenced prominent Shiite leader Sheikh Ali Salman [official profile] to four years in prison for insulting the Interior Ministry [official website], inciting others to break the law, and inciting hatred against naturalized Sunnis. Salman is the secretary-general of the Al-Wefaq [official website] political opposition … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The government of California on Wednesday agreed to a settlement [text] that may lead to the state reinstating the use of its death chamber. Under the terms of the settlement the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) [official website] will provide new regulatory standards for lethal injections after … [read more]


Student Commentary
21 Apr 2015
by Griffen Thorne of Loyola University Chicago School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Griffen Thorne, Student at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, discusses water use restrictions in the State of California ... On April 1, 2015, California Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-29-15 [PDF] ("EO"), which mandates gargantuan water-use restrictions throughout the State and which will remain … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [transcript, PDF] Wednesday in three consolidated cases regarding the consideration of the cost of regulating hazardous air pollutants by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website]. The question before the court was "whether the Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably refused to … [read more]


Academic Commentary
23 Mar 2015
by Tseliso Thipanyane of Columbia University Law School

JURIST Guest Columnist Tseliso Thipanyane, of the Columbia University Law School and the Safer South Africa Foundation, discusses human trafficking and slavery issues in Africa and the causes ... More than two hundred years since the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade on March 25, 1807, a trade that saw … [read more]


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

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
6 Nov 2014
by Masoud Mortazavi of St. John's University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Masoud Mortazavi, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the fifth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Mortazavi discusses the ways in which professional sports have helped shape the narrative … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] on Monday released the Clean Power Plan [materials] proposal at the direction of President Barack Obama [official website]. The plan will, for the first time, cut carbon pollution from existing power plants [EPA report] in an effort to protect public health … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2014
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The Court of Justice of the European Union [official website] ruled [judgment] on Tuesday that people can request that search engines remove links to certain websites containing their personal information. In an advisory judgment, the court held [AP report] that search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing [corporate … [read more]


Legal News
10 May 2014
by G. Redd

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday rejected [opinion, PDF] a challenge to new Environmental Protection Agency [(EPA) official website] standards for manufacturing plant air pollutant output. The petitioners had requested review of a final rule by the EPA regarding minimum … [read more]


Legal News
16 Apr 2014
by Daniel Mullen

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Tuesday upheld [opinion, PDF] regulations [text] issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] that would limit mercury emissions and other hazardous pollutants from coal-fired power plants. The decision may have the effect [Reuters … [read more]


Legal News
10 Apr 2014
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website] on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) [corporate website] with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) [text, PDF] by making improper payments [press release] to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department … [read more]


Legal News
7 Nov 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US on Thursday became the first country to ratify [press release] the Minamata Convention [text, PDF], which seeks to bring down emissions and releases of mercury, prompting praise from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) [official website]. There are currently 93 signatories to the convention, but the US is … [read more]


Legal News
18 Apr 2013
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday considered California's ban [SB 1172; Senate backgrounder, PDF] on psychotherapy practices intended to convert gay teenagers into straight teenagers. The three-judge panel heard arguments [San Jose Mercury News report] on whether the First Amendment right to … [read more]


Legal News
21 Feb 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The European Commission (EC) [official website] on Thursday announced that it is referring Sweden and Greece [press releases] to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) [official website] for failing to comply with previous judgments regarding environmental issues. The EC found that Greece failed to comply with a 2005 ruling … [read more]


Legal News
19 Feb 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] UN Independent Expert on human rights and the environment John Knox [official profile] stated [press release] Tuesday that international governments must acknowledge and account for human rights when formulating environmental regulations. Knox delivered his remarks in Nairobi at the First Universal Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum … [read more]


Legal News
20 Jan 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] More than 140 nations gathered in Geneva for a UN forum agreed [press release] on Saturday to a legally binding treaty addressing the use of mercury, a metal that is infamous for its detrimental effects on health and the environment. The treaty, named the Minamata Convention on Mercury for … [read more]


Legal News
7 Dec 2012
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] The judge presiding over the ongoing patent infringement between litigation Apple and Samsung Electronics [corporate websites] requested on Thursday that both sides call a "cease fire" on introducing new suits against the other until after she has determined if a previous $1.05 billion judgment awarded to Apple will be … [read more]


Legal News
19 Nov 2012
by Benjamin Minegar

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Friday filed a civil antitrust lawsuit [complaint] in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] against online auction company eBay [corporate website] alleging violations of antitrust law occurring from 2006 to 2009. The complaint avers … [read more]


Legal News
27 Oct 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The French National Assembly [official website, in French] on Friday approved a bill that would reimburse women for all abortions and make contraceptives available for free to minors. France already fully pays for abortions for minors and low-income women, but this bill would reimburse all women [AP report] up … [read more]

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