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Legal News
12 Jan 2016
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Monday on the First Amendment rights of public teachers who do not wish to pay union fees. In Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association [transcript, PDF] the court must decide whether public employees who have opted out of … [read more]


Student Commentary
6 Jan 2016
by Ryan Matthews of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Adam Shirer

JURIST Guest Columnist Ryan Matthews of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016, is the eighth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Matthews discusses discriminatory No Promo Homo laws... The US Supreme Court recently decided in favor … [read more]


Legal News
24 Nov 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Federal Supreme Court on Monday sentenced [WAM report] a Kuwait lawmaker for his comments and criticism directed to the UAE and state officials. Last year Kuwaiti lawmaker Mubarak al-Duwailah criticized [AP report] Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan on live television … [read more]


Student Commentary
18 Nov 2015
by Jennifer Kim of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Robert Cimmino

JURIST Guest Columnist Jennifer Kim of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016 is the fifth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Kim discusses how courts should determine whether a government or state action is promoting a … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Officials in UAE should investigate and prosecute [HRW report] credible accusations of torture reported by detainees, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] said Wednesday. According to HRW, three former detainees and the relative of a current detainee detailed instances of beatings, forced standings, and being shackled and blindfolded. The … [read more]


Legal News
18 Sep 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Mexican authorities captured high-ranking drug cartel member Gildardo Lopez Astudillo Wednesday, alleging that he is connected to last year's disappearance of 43 college students in Guerrero. National Security Commissioner Renato Sales Heredia [official Twitter, in Spanish] confirmed the arrest [El Sol de Mexico report, in Spanish] of the suspect, … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] UN human rights experts on Wednesday welcomed[press release] a report [text, PDF] pertaining to the enforced disappearance, torture and executions of students from Ayotzinapa in the Mexican state last year. Last week the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] called upon Mexico to address … [read more]


Legal News
7 Sep 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Sunday called for [HRW report] Mexico to address the failure of its investigation into the disappearance of 43 students from a teacher's college in Ayotzinapa, Mexico last September. HRW argues the Attorney General's Office [official website, in Spanish] should investigate claims of abuse and … [read more]


Legal News
8 Aug 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A federal judge on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that a new licensing exam for teachers in the state of New York did not discriminate against minorities. Kimba M. Wood [official profile] of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] said in his ruling … [read more]


Legal News
3 Aug 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Attorney General Salem Saeed Kubaish announced Sunday that the country has indicted 41 people for attempting to organize a terrorist organization. According to the announcement [WAM report], the suspects created the 'Al Manara Youth Group' and collected guns, ammunition, and funding in an effort to … [read more]


Legal News
28 Jul 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [official website] on Monday said [AI report] the discovery of 129 bodies in the southern state of Guerrero "confirms what we had already found: the sheer magnitude of the crisis of enforced disappearances in Guerrero and elsewhere in Mexico is truly shocking." The 129 bodies were … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jul 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The United Arab Emirates (UAE) [official website, in Arabic] on Monday issued Law No. 2 for 2015 to prevent discrimination and intolerance based on religious and ethnic backgrounds. The legislation bars discrimination [WAM report] based on religion, caste, creed, doctrine, race, color or ethnic origin and punishes violation with … [read more]


Legal News
17 Jul 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Senate [official website] on Thursday passed a bill [materials] to revamp the controversial 2001 No Child Left Behind Act [materials]. The bill comes as part of an effort to overhaul the old law and give more flexibility to states in setting their own standards for student and … [read more]


Legal News
30 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court on Tuesday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in four cases. The court will rule on Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin v. United States [docket; cert petition, PDF] and decide whether the D.C. Circuit misapplied the Supreme Court's Holland v. Florida [opinion] decision when it ruled … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Tuesday ruled in favor of tight regulations pointed at the for-profit college industry. The court ruled that the Education Department [official website] has the right to demand that schools show that their graduates are financially dependent enough … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] Amnesty International urged [AI report] Cameroon Friday to end the six month detention of 84 children being held after a raid on Quranic schools. AI reports that some of the children were as young as five years old. The children remained detained in a children's center in Maroua even … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] 9-0 that statements made by children to their teachers regarding possible abuse may be used as evidence at trial, even if the child does not testify in court. In Ohio v. Clark [SCOTUSblog materials] the court decided that … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jun 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] Six Guantanamo detainees were transferred [press release] to Oman Saturday, marking the first transfer of detainees from the prison in five months.The Pentagon reports that the six Yemeni men transferred include Emad Abdullah Hassan, held without charge since 2002, Idris Ahmad 'Abd Al Qadir Idris and Jalal Salam Awad … [read more]


Legal News
25 May 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] [JURIST] A Bangladeshi police official on Monday said that Bangladeshi police have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) [JURIST backgrounder] on suspicion that the pair were planning to fight for IS in Syria. According to Sheikh Nazmul Alam, a senior official of the police detective branch, … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 May 2015
by Peter Jan Honigsberg of University of San Francisco School of Law
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST guest columnist Peter Jan Honigsberg from the University of San Francisco School of Law discusses possible release of detainees from Guantanamo Bay...On April 24, JURIST reported that Shaker Aamer, a citizen of Saudi Arabia (SA) and a British resident who has been detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba since 2002 … [read more]

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