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Legal News
2 days ago
by Taylor Gillan

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] has filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, for alleged unjust policing. According to Lynch's statement, the lawsuit alleges "a pattern or practice of law … [read more]

Legal News
3 days ago
by Miracle Jones

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] said Wednesday that it would explore legal action [press release] to keep the Ferguson City Council [official site] from making changes to an agreement to reform its police department and municipal operations. The announcement came after the the city council in Ferguson, … [read more]

Legal News
2 Feb 2016
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The UN Subcommittee on the Prevention of Torture (SPT) [official website] stated [press release] Tuesday that migrant detention facilities in Cyprus need better monitoring and should improve conditions. The SPT urged that individuals be promptly informed as to why they are being held if they are detained so as … [read more]

Legal News
19 Jan 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

A German court on Tuesday ruled against the legality of the taxi-hailing app Mytaxi [official website]. Mytaxi began offering cab rides for half the regular price in several cities if customers agreed to an electronic payment method instead of cash. According to the Frankfurt court [Reuters report], this is illegal … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jan 2016
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Tuesday certified class action status in a lawsuit alleging the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) [official websites] specifically targeted conservative tea party groups. Judge Susan Dlott filed a sealed order to protect privacy interests but said … [read more]

Student Commentary
18 Dec 2015
by Kendra Julian of Valparaiso University School of Law
edited by Alix Ware

JURIST Guest Columnist Kendra Julian of Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2017, discusses the need for states to enact hate crime legislation...We don't like you. Get out. You don't belong. We're superior to you. These phrases all lead to a common message—a message of fear and intimidation. Unfortunately, … [read more]

Legal News
30 Nov 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] An Israeli court on Monday found two Israeli minors guilty of murdering and kidnapping Mohammed Abu Khdeir, a Palestinian minor, in 2014 in Jerusalem. The minors, whose names were not mentioned in court proceedings [Al Jazeera report], will face sentencing in January and will be able to appeal their … [read more]

18 Nov 2015

JURIST Editorial Coordinator Josh Guckert and Social Media Coordinator Matt Belenky discuss the recent controversy which found itself in court concerning the National Football League and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. After Brady was suspended for four games by the league for allegedly tampering (or having knowledge of … [read more]

Legal News
12 Sep 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez [official website - in Spanish] on Friday was sentenced by a Venezuelan court to over 13 years in prison for inciting violence in nationwide protests [BBC report] in 2014. Lopez, a former Caracas borough mayor and Harvard University graduate, has long opposed leftist President … [read more]

Academic Commentary
31 Aug 2015
by Mohamed Abdelaal of Alexandria University Faculty of Law
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal of Alexandria University Faculty of Law discusses Egypt's anti-terrorism law... After the revolution of 2011, which resulted in President Hosni Mubarak being forced to step down, delegating his powers to the armed forces, Egypt witnessed a huge wave of factional protest movements and escalated violence, … [read more]

Legal News
1 Jul 2015
by Sarah Boehme

The US Justice Department Office of Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS) [official website] has found that the response by the Ferguson, Missouri police department escalated riots after Michael Brown's death last summer. The findings were in a draft report [St. Louis Dispatch report] obtained by the St. Louis Dispatch Tuesday. … [read more]

Legal News
30 Jun 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] French officials on Tuesday ordered the trial of two senior executives for Uber Technologies [official website] on allegations of maintaining an illegal taxi service. Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty and Thibaud Simphal [LinkedIn profiles], general managers for Western Europe and France respectively, were detained on Monday for alleged violations of a French … [read more]

Legal News
10 Jun 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced 11 individuals to death for their involvement in a 2012 soccer riot. The riots, which occurred in Port Said, killed more than 70 and injured about 1,000 others crushed by crowds attempting to leave the stadium when fans of Al-Masry violently stormed … [read more]

Legal News
18 May 2015
by Sarah Boehme

A French court on Monday cleared two police officers accused in the 2005 deaths of two teenagers outside Paris that sparked weeks of riots [JURIST news archive] throughout the country. The court in Rennes ruled [AP report] that officers Sebastien Gaillemin and Stephanie Klein were not responsible for the deaths … [read more]

Legal News
19 Apr 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] An Egyptian court has referred 11 men accused of being involved in deadly 2012 soccer riots to the most senior religious official, the final step before imposing a death sentence. The Grand Mufti is scheduled to give his final decision [Reuters report] on May 30. The riots, which occurred … [read more]

Legal News
5 Mar 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] A Thai court issued a four-year prison sentence to 15 members of the political group United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), known as the Red Shirts [official blog], on Thursday, following a conviction for inciting riots in 2009. The Red Shirts are a political group that supports former … [read more]

Legal News
28 Feb 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] An Indian court in Gujarat on Friday acquitted six individuals for their roles in the deaths of three British people during the 2002 Gujarat riots [JURIST news archive]. The riots began following the death of 60 Hindus in a fire aboard a train for which Muslims were blamed. The … [read more]

Academic Commentary
12 Feb 2015
by Stefaan Smis & Derek Inman & Pacifique Muhindo of Vrije Universiteit Brussel
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnists Stefaan Smis, Derek Inman and Pacifique Muhindo of Vrije Universiteit Brussel, discuss the violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in Democratic Republic of Congo and urge for the change in national priorities in order to stop impunity and injustice in the country...Over the last two … [read more]

Legal News
14 Jan 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, agreeing with the US State Department [official websites] that he is entitled to immunity from lawsuits in US courts. The lawsuit, filed by the … [read more]

Legal News
18 Nov 2014
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] An independent UN human rights expert said Tuesday that Cambodia's government is manipulating the judiciary to silence opposition [press release]. The Special Rapporteur in Cambodia [official website], Surya Subedi, emphasized recent arrests [Human Rights Watch report] followed by mass convictions for a July 15 ant-igovernment demonstration [TIME report] highlight … [read more]

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