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Academic Commentary
8 Dec 2015
by Jessica Waters of
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica L. Waters of American University discusses the implications of the Supreme Court granting certiorari to hear consolidated ACA cases... In early November the United States Supreme Court granted certiorari in a group of consolidated cases challenging the applicability of the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) contraceptive mandate. … [read more]


Legal News
8 Dec 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Tuesday that a Maryland man's congressional redistricting lawsuit should be heard by a special three-judge panel and may therefore proceed. In Shapiro v. McManus [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court was presented with the question of whether a single-judge district court … [read more]


Legal News
9 Nov 2015
by Alexis Wheeler

The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to rule in Davis v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF], Monday, rejecting a case that questioned the necessity of search warrants being presented to wireless carriers when law enforcement requests access to cell phone location data. The case was on … [read more]


Legal News
7 Nov 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday granted [order, PDF] certiorari in seven cases where petitioners, religious non-profit institutions, challenge aspects of the birth control mandate under the health care reform laws in the US [JURIST feature]. The seven cases will be consolidated for oral argument, which is … [read more]


Legal News
11 Oct 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] on Friday issued a temporary stay [opinion, PDF] on the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) [official website] new Clean Water Rule (Rule) [text, PDF] that defines "waters of the US." In a split decision, the court decided the EPA's Rule that originally … [read more]


Legal News
2 Oct 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday grantedcertiorari [order list, PDF] in 13 cases, following its annual long conference Monday. In Bank Markazi v. Peterson [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will rule on a separation of powers issue involving terrorism victims' rights to funds held by the Central … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Aug 2015
by Amaury A. Reyes-Torres of Ibero-American University
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury A. Reyes-Torres of the Iberoamerican University (UNIBE) [Spanish] discusses the legal developments of same-sex marriage in Europe... Quite recently, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rendered a landmark decision in the protection of rights of same-sex couples under the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR): … [read more]


Academic Commentary
23 Jul 2015
by Manoj Mate of Whittier Law School
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Manoj Mate of Whittier Law School discusses the National Judicial Appointments Council...Over the past months, the political whirlwinds surrounding efforts by Narendra Modi's BJP government to change India's judicial appointments system have given way to a storm of constitutional contestation. Since 1993, India's top judges, including the … [read more]


Academic Commentary
22 Jul 2015
by Jeremiah Ho of University of Massachusetts School of Law
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremiah A. Ho of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, discusses the substantial federal question underlining in Obergefell v. Hodges... Last month the US Supreme Court ruled on marriage equality in Obergefell v. Hodges and ushered in the decision that the fundamental right to marriage applies … [read more]


Academic Commentary
8 Jul 2015
by Amaury A. Reyes-Torres of Ibero-American University
edited by Yuxin Jiang

JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury A. Reyes-Torres, of Ibero-American University, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage in the US... The Supreme Court of the United States ("SCOTUS") issued its anticipated opinion on Obergefell v. Hodges [PDF]. Regardless of what your view on the decision might be, Obergefell v. … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jun 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 in King v. Burwell [SCOTUSblog materials] that tax credits available to those who buy health insurance through state exchanges are also available to those who buy it through the federal exchange. At issue was language [26 USC § … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture [transcript, PDF] over a government program that requires California raisin farmers to turn over a portion of their crop. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) and the California Raisin … [read more]


Legal News
21 Apr 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday in favor of Learjet and other natural gas retail purchasers in their action against interstate natural gas pipeline ONEOK, finding that the Natural Gas Act [text] does not provide the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission [official website] exclusive control over … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2015
by Sarah Boehme

More than a dozen former state attorneys general on Tuesday asked [press release] the US Supreme Court to rule Oklahoma's use of the three-drug execution cocktail unconstitutional. The attorneys general argue that this type of execution violates the constitutional rights of three death row inmates scheduled for execution. In an … [read more]


Legal News
4 Mar 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday ruled in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transporation, Inc. [opinion, PDF] that Alabama should be able to justify its decision to assess on railroads a fuel tax that it does not assess on motor carriers. The 7-2 ruling against CSX … [read more]


Legal News
3 Mar 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The California Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Monday that restrictions on where sex offenders may live violates the parolees' constitutional rights. This decision addresses Jessica's Law [Proposition 83, materials], the voter initiative passed in 2006 that banned sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of where … [read more]


Legal News
10 Feb 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) [official website] ruled [judgment; press release] Tuesday that UK prisoners who had been prevented from voting are not entitled to receive compensation for their legal costs. The 1,015 petitioners are current or ex-prisoners whom the Representation of the People Act of 1983 … [read more]


Academic Commentary
27 Jan 2015
by Yaël Ronen of Sha'arei Mishpat Academic Center
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnists Yaël Ronen, of Sha'arei Mishpat Academic Center, and Jeremy Telman, of Valparaiso University Law School, discuss the policy of demolishing the homes of those considered as terrorists in light of petition filed with the Israel Supreme Court challenging legality of such policy...The Petition Challenging Regulation 119 on … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously Wednesday in Gelboim v. Bank of American Corp. [JURIST report] to reverse the decision of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The court's ruling states, "The order dismissing [the parties'] case in its entirety removed Gelboim … [read more]


Legal News
14 Jan 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Wednesday. In Mellouli v. Holder [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments on whether the government should be required to prove a connection between a conviction for possession of drug paraphernalia and a controlled substance … [read more]

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