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12 hours ago
by William Helbling

[JURIST] Ohio lawmakers on Wednesday approved a bill [HB 294, PDF] that would block federal and state funds from reaching groups that promote or perform abortions, effectively defunding Planned Parenthood. The bill passed in the Ohio House of Representatives by a vote of 62-32 and will now be sent to … [read more]


Legal News
25 Jan 2016
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva [official website, in Portuguese] on Monday vetoed bills aimed at granting full adoption rights to same-sex couples and at removing restrictions on abortions [press releases, in Portuguese]. The president stated that the legislation represents a radical change that requires broader public consultation. He further added … [read more]


Legal News
15 Jan 2016
by Justin Cosgrove

Planned Parenthood [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Thursday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] against anti-abortion activists. The organization claims criminal misconduct by the activists who produced undercover videos [BBC report] discussing the handling and sale of fetal tissue at … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jan 2016
by Shriram T. Eachambadi

US President Barack Obama [official website] on Friday vetoed a bill [HR 3762] that would have repealed his signature health care law. The president explained [press release] that the proposed bill "would not only repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text], but would reverse the significant progress we … [read more]


Legal News
9 Dec 2015
by Miracle Jones

A group of same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Wednesday challenging [press release] a North Carolina law that permits magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages on religious grounds. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of six plaintiffs who seek to overturn North Carolina SB 2 [text, PDF], … [read more]


Legal News
6 Nov 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Mississippi Supreme Court [official website] ruled [order, PDF] Thursday that same-sex divorce is legal within the state. In a 5-4 decision, the high court granted the divorce order citing to the recent US Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges [opinion, PDF] as the main legal authority. The … [read more]


Features
2 Nov 2015
by Christopher Dellana

The response to ride-sharing has varied across states. The responses range from proposed nomenclature changes publicized on social media by the Associated Press Stylebook, to stronger oversight aimed at compelling compliance with state laws regarding inspections and other market regulations. A principal legal obstacle in the ride-sharing debate is how … [read more]


Legal News
24 Oct 2015
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] on Thursday vetoed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016 (NDAA) [HR 1735, PDF] because military defense spending would exceed caps set under the Budget Control Act of 2011 [text, PDF] and the NDAA would restrict the transfer of detainees held at Guantanamo … [read more]


Legal News
14 Sep 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Kentucky official Kim Davis, held in contempt for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses [JURIST report] said Monday that she will not block her clerks from issuing the licenses. Davis was returning to work Monday following her release [JURIST report] from jail last week. Davis warned, however, that the … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown [official website] on Wednesday vetoed [veto message, PDF] a bill that would have banned individuals from flying drones lower than 350 feet over private property without permission from a landowner. The stated purpose of the bill was to protect privacy rights of landowners from unforeseen … [read more]


Legal News
9 Sep 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses due to personal beliefs, was released [order, PDF] from jail on Tuesday. District Judge David Bunning of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky [official website] said that licenses were now being issued according … [read more]


Legal News
4 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] A US district court judge on Thursday held Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis in contempt of court for her continued refusal [response, PDF] to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The ruling by District Judge David Bunning came after the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a motion to … [read more]


Legal News
1 Sep 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday denied [order, PDF] a Kentucky county clerk's bid to continue refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples pending an appeal. Kim Davis, the clerk for Rowan county, has declined to extend marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the Supreme … [read more]


Legal News
28 Aug 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] A Kentucky county clerk on Thursday again denied a same-sex couple's request for a marriage license, despite a federal appeals court order. Kim Davis, the clerk for Rowan county, has declined to extend marriage licenses to same-sex couples following the US Supreme Court [official website] decision in Obergefell v. … [read more]


Legal News
27 Aug 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [official website] on Wednesday ordered [text, PDF] Kimberly Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts [official website] in Kentucky, to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Davis is currently appealing [JURIST report] a preliminary injunction [order, PDF] by the US … [read more]


Legal News
25 Aug 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] California lawmakers on Monday approved two bills intended to regulate drones. The Assembly voted 43-11 in favor of a bill [SB 142] that would make it a crime to fly a drone over private property without permission. The Senate voted 40-0 to approve a bill [AB 856] targeted a … [read more]


Legal News
18 Aug 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement [official website] announced [press release] on Monday that it has approved a permit for Royal Dutch Shell [official website] to drill off the coast of Alaska in the Arctic Ocean. Shell was approved because it acquired a piece of equipment designed to … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The US Department of Commerce [official website] on Friday agreed to allow limited crude oil trading with Mexico, easing a ban on crude exports that has been in place for 40 years. Members of the US Congress was informed by the Department of Commerce [official website] that it plans … [read more]


Legal News
15 Aug 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] A Kentucky county clerk on Friday again appealed the ruling of a federal judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky [official website] ordering her to resume issuing marriage licenses. Following the US Supreme Court's [official website] ruling [opinion, PDF] in Obergefell v. Hodges [SCOTUSblog … [read more]


Legal News
12 Aug 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday that they believe they have found parts of a Buk missile system in Eastern Ukraine where the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down last July [BBC backgrounder]. Despite the fact that the plane crash killed all 298 people on-board, no physical evidence has been … [read more]

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