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Legal News
1 day ago
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Los Angeles City Council [official website] on Tuesday passed [roll call] an ordinance [text, PDF] banning high-capacity gun magazines. The new rule will take effect in one year and provides a 60-day widow to allow citizens to legally turn over their high-capacity magazines. According to the new ordinance, … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker [official website] signed two bills [Senate Bill 35 PDF; Senate Bill 49 PDF] Wednesday loosening Wisconsin's gun laws. The bills, to take effect on Friday, eliminate Wisconsin's 48-hour waiting period for purchasing a handgun and allow off duty, retired and out-of-state police officers to carry … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A bill [text] approved by Indiana lawmakers earlier this year repealing the statewide ban on sawed-off shotguns will go into effect July 1. The bill, sponsored by Senator Jim Tomes [official profile], will allow the manufacture, selling and ownership of shotguns with barrels 18 inches or less in length. … [read more]


Legal News
2 Jun 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Four former Serbian secret service agents pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Monday relating to the 1999 slaying of journalist Slavko Curuvija [b92 report]. Curuvija, an outspoken critic of former Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic [Telegraph profile], was shot and killed outside his apartment in an assassination planned by … [read more]


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
27 May 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing [official profile] called [press release] Tuesday on the Serbian government to take immediate action to improve the current housing crisis that has left many Serbian citizens without adequate housing. While Serbia boasts a high rate of homeownership due to … [read more]


Legal News
18 May 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Henderson v. United States [SCOTUSblog materials] that individuals convicted of felonies may transfer firearms to independent third parties or have them sold. The court reversed the decision [opinion, PDF] of the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh … [read more]


Legal News
2 May 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin [official website] on Friday signed into law a bill that creates new restrictions on who may own guns in the state of Vermont. Under the new law, which will go into effect July 1, people with certain criminal convictions will be prohibited from possessing a … [read more]


Legal News
25 Feb 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments on Tuesday in two cases. In Henderson v. United States [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; transcript, PDF], the court must decide the property interest in a collection of firearms relinquished to law enforcement by a former border patrol agent after the commission of … [read more]


Legal News
12 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Texas [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that the ban on interstate handgun sales by federal firearm dealers is unconstitutional. Mance, a Texas federal firearms dealer, and the Hansons, residents of Washington, DC, who tried to purchase … [read more]


Professional Commentary
15 Jan 2015
by Angelique Devaux of French Qualified Attorney

JURIST Guest Columnist Angelique Devaux, French Qualified Attorney, discusses the newest occurrences of succession in Europe ...It is just the beginning of 2015, and it is accompanied by a number of new reforms, new laws and new regulations that shall be implemented along with the New Year. 2015 shall be … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] The National Rifle Association (NRA) [advocacy website] has filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the city of Pittsburgh, alleging local gun laws violate a state law that restricts local regulation of firearms and ammunition. 18 Pa CS § 6120 [text] states "No county, municipality or township may in any … [read more]


Legal News
20 Dec 2014
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a law prohibiting individuals who have been committed to a mental institution for any amount of time from possessing a firearm is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment [text]. The challenge to the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
18 Dec 2014
by Glenn C. Smith of California Western School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Glenn C. Smith of California Western School of Law discusses the Ninth Circuit's denial of intervention in Peruta v. County of San Diego..."You snooze, you lose." At first blush, this maxim seems to capture the essence of the US District Court for the Ninth Circuit's November 12, … [read more]


Student Commentary
2 Dec 2014
by Anton Moiseienko of Queen Mary University of London

JURIST Guest Columnist Anton Moiseienko, PhD Student at Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London, discusses the problem of recovery of stolen state assets and describes what obstacles Ukraine may face in its pursuit of the governmental assets diverted by the Yanukovich regime ...A year passed on November 21, … [read more]


Legal News
25 Sep 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of India [official website] ruled Wednesday that private companies must return the vast majority of coal block assets allocated to them by the national government from 1993 to 2010, which were sold under a corrupt bidding system. The court held 214 of the 218 designated coal … [read more]


Legal News
24 Aug 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) [official website] on Friday issued proposed rules to revise which for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations [proposed rules, PDF] are exempt from the contraception mandate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act [text]. The changes come in response to the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
15 Aug 2014
by Ben Weinberger of Phoenix

JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Weinberger of Phoenix discusses the international protection of data in the cloud... In a recent proceeding before the US Court, Microsoft was ordered to turn-over email belonging to a user of its hosted mail service. That email belonged to a user outside the US. The email itself … [read more]


Features
17 Jul 2014

Washington DC had a set of gun laws that made owning a handgun illegal without a special one-year permit. An additional lock-and-trigger requirement prohibited keeping loaded "fire-ready" guns in DC homes. A policeman, Dick Heller, applied for a permit to possess a handgun in his Washington home. After being denied … [read more]


Features
17 Jul 2014

Adopted to ease fear of the new federal government disarming the militias of individual states at the time of United States Constitution's ratification, the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution states: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to … [read more]

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