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

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]


Legal News
15 Jul 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official profile], speaking at the NAACP Annual Convention [official website] on Tuesday, urged Congress to reform [press release] the criminal justice system by enacting legislation that would enforce criminal laws fairly and reduce disparities. Obama is also calling for sentencing reform, changes to the juvenile … [read more]


Legal News
26 Jun 2015
by Sarah Boehme

A Kansas judge for the Shawnee County District Court [official website] blocked a law on Thursday that would have effectively banned most second-trimester abortions performed in the state. Judge Larry Hendricks stated [AP report] that the first-in-the-nation law would have created too large of an obstacle for women in the … [read more]


Legal News
28 May 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Wednesday accused [press release] Hamas forces of leading a series of abductions, torturous acts and unlawful killings against Palestinians. AI's report [report] documents the human rights abuses and extrajudicial killings often condoned by largely unaccountable Hamas authorities. Director of the Middle East and … [read more]


Legal News
22 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU of Michigan [advocacy websites] on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit [complaint, PDF; press release] on behalf of six Michigan transgender individuals against Secretary of State Ruth Johnson [official website] challenging a state policy that they claim makes it nearly impossible for … [read more]


Legal News
4 May 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] and consolidated a pair of cases that concern the scope of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) authority to regulate demand response [FERC backgrounder] technology based on its impact on wholesale electricity rates under the Federal … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] The Obama administration on Wednesday voice support [press release] for banning sexual orientation conversion therapy on minors in response to an online petition [text] with more than 120,000 signatures. Conversion therapy is practiced by medical health providers with the goal of changing an individual's sexual orientation or gender identity. … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] filed a statement of interest [text, PDF] on Friday with the US District Court for the Middle District of Georgia [official website] stating that the Eighth Amendment requires individualized assessment and treatment for inmates suffering from gender dysphoria. The Southern Poverty … [read more]


Legal News
3 Apr 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] US District Judge Jon Tigar [official profile] for the Northern District of California issued a decision [opinion, PDF] on Thursday ordering the California Department of Corrections to grant a transgender inmate's sex reassignment surgery. Michelle-Lael Norsworthy began living as a woman in the 1990s while in state prison, where … [read more]


Legal News
31 Mar 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Arizona Governor Doug Ducey [official website] signed a bill Monday that requires abortion providers in the state to tell women they can reverse the effects of a drug-induced abortion, and also bars women from buying any health care plan through the federal marketplace that includes coverage for abortions. "The … [read more]


Legal News
30 Mar 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The Israel Law Center [advocacy website] released a complaint [text, PDF] on Friday asking the US Department of Justice to prosecute several Hamas leaders for their involvement in the attack on Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport (BGA) last summer. The rocket attacks between Israel and Palestine that occurred this … [read more]


Legal News
26 Mar 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The Kansas legislature [official website] on Wednesday approved SB 95 [text], a proposed ban on an abortion procedure typically used in second trimester abortions, becoming the first state in the country to do so. The procedure, dilation and evacuation, is used in about 8 percent of all abortions conducted … [read more]


Academic Commentary
21 Mar 2015
by Eric Berger of University of Nebraska College of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Berger, of the University of Nebraska College of Law, considers whether the US Supreme Court is ready to finally invalidate bans on same-sex marriages on the national scale and tries to predict what issues the US Supreme Court would address in such decision ...The US Supreme … [read more]


Legal News
21 Mar 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Friday that a state law requiring doctors performing abortions to have privileges to admit patients to a nearby hospital is unconstitutional. Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services [advocacy websites] sued the … [read more]


Legal News
19 Mar 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Wednesday requested, as part of their ongoing suit [press release] against the bill, that a federal judge block an Alabama law allowing fetuses legal representation in cases when minors seek abortions. The law, HB 494 [text], requires parent or judicial … [read more]


Legal News
17 Mar 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] Pakistani authorities hanged 12 men on Tuesday, the largest number of people executed in a single day following the preliminary removal of the country's moratorium on executions in December. A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry stated [BBC report] the men were terrorists, murderers or guilty of heinous crimes. An … [read more]


Legal News
17 Mar 2015
by Laura DeGeer

[JURIST] A transgender inmate in Massachusetts on Monday asked [cert. petition PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] to overturn a ruling denying her request for sex reassignment surgery. The question at issue is whether "the Eighth Amendment prohibits prison officials from denying necessary medical treatment to a prisoner for … [read more]


Legal News
10 Mar 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The Pakistan Ministry of Interior on Tuesday lifted the country's moratorium on the death penalty, permitting hangings for those prisoners who have exhausted all possible appeals. The stay on capital punishment was initially partially lifted [JURIST report] in December in response to a school attack [CNN report] that took … [read more]


Academic Commentary
9 Mar 2015
by Mary Margaret Penrose of Texas A&M University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Margaret Penrose, of Texas A&M University School of Law, discusses the disarrayed nature of same-sex marriage law in the US today ... Molly Ivins, the renowned Texas satirist, once remarked, "The thing about democracy, beloveds, is that it is not neat, orderly or quiet. It requires … [read more]


Legal News
7 Mar 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The West Virginia Legislature [official website] on Friday overrode the governor's veto, passing a bill [text, HB 2586] banning abortion after 20 weeks. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin [official website] said he vetoed the law because of concerns over its constitutionality and would have preferred a later gestational period for … [read more]

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