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Legal News
18 Jul 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] The German parliament on Friday voted to move forward with negotiations for a Greek bailout. Urged by Chancellor Angela Merkel [official website] to support the bailout, 439 legislators voted in favor [NYT report] of the negotiations with 119 voting against and 40 abstaining. While some doubted [The Local report] … [read more]


Legal News
13 Jul 2015
by Devin Montgomery

The US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina [official website] on Monday began hearing a challenge complaint, PDF; Advancement Project materials] to a North Carolina law [HB 589 materials] limiting early voting and same-day voter registration. The lawsuit was brought by the US Department of Justice and … [read more]


Legal News
11 Jul 2015
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Greece's parliament on Saturday voted to accept the economic reforms rejected by the government last week. According to Greek media reports [Naftemporiki live coverage, in Greek], the Saturday morning vote was led by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras [official website], who vocally supported voting against accepting the proposed bailout … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jul 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Swiss authorities on Thursday said that the United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA [official website] officials who were arrested on corruption charges in late May. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) [official website] announced that formal extradition requests by the US were submitted on Wednesday. … [read more]


Legal News
8 Jun 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Obama administration [official website] sent a formal report [text, PDF] to Congress criticizing the Egyptian government for its human rights abuses and lack of movement toward democracy but still supporting sending $1.3 billion to Egypt in mostly military aid. The report, signed by Secretary of State John Kerry … [read more]


Legal News
4 Jun 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] Interpol [official website] on Wednesday issued "wanted person alerts" for six men having ties to the ongoing FIFA scandal [LAT backgrounder] on charges including racketeering, money laundering and corruption. The alerts are a notice and warning that the men may be arrested in any country to which they travel. … [read more]


Academic Commentary
3 Jun 2015
by Amaury A. Reyes-Torres of Iberoamerican University

JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury A. Reyes-Torres, of Iberoamerican University in the Dominican Republic, discusses the constitutional questions the US Supreme Court justices are facing when deciding same sex marriage cases ... The case for equal marriage is the case of Constitution, tradition and time. We witnessed during the oral arguments … [read more]


Legal News
28 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] US prosecutors on Wednesday charged [indictment, PdF] 14 top FIFA [official website] officials with offenses including racketeering, money laundering and bribery, alleging that the men used partnerships with sports marketing executives to solicit more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to support various sites of FIFA World Cup … [read more]


Legal News
17 May 2015
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] The New Hampshire Supreme Court [official website] on Friday struck down a 2012 law requiring voters to be state residents, not just domiciled in the state. In its decision to uphold the lower court ruling, the court stated that the law that essentially required voters to acquire a driver's … [read more]


Professional Commentary
11 May 2015
by Raymond J. Toney of Law Offices of Raymond J. Toney

JURIST Guest Columnist Raymond J. Toney discusses the proposed changes to the boards of correction of military records...Senators Boxer, Wyden and Markey have introduced much-needed legislation, the “Legal Justice For Servicemembers Act,” [PDF] to overhaul protections for military whistleblowers, including victims of sexual harassment and assault, who frequently suffer reprisals … [read more]


Professional Commentary
8 May 2015
by Mark Allenbaugh of Allenbaugh Law

JURIST Guest Columnists Alan Ellis and Mark H. Allenbaugh, discuss the US Sentencing Commission votes for fundamental fixes to the US Sentencing Guidelines ... On April 9, 2015, the US Sentencing Commission voted to fundamentally fix some portions of the US Sentencing Guidelines that have been in need of addressing … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

JURIST has been nominated in New York for a prestigious Webby Award as the best Law website of 2015. By virtue of being a nominee, JURIST is eligible for the Webby People's Voice award in addition to the judge's award. We hope you'll support JURIST and our staff of dedicated … [read more]


Legal News
20 Apr 2015
by Alison Sacriponte

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday threw out [order list, PDF] a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers. The case, Dickson v. Rucho [SCOTUSblog materials], was remanded to the Supreme Court of North Carolina [official website] for further consideration … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] announced [press release] a settlement agreement [text, PDF] Friday over early voting in Ohio. The now settled lawsuit was filed last year by the ACLU challenging the decreased availability of early voting opportunities in the state as a result of the … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2015
by Matt Belenky

[JURIST] Nebraska lawmakers voted 30-13 Thursday in favor of legislation [LB 268 materials] that would repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment in first-degree murder cases. Nebraska currently has 11 men sitting on death row but no way of executing them because its supply of sodium thiopental … [read more]


Legal News
17 Apr 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US House of Representatives [official website] on Thursday approved the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 [HR 1105, text], a bill set to end the federal estate tax [IRS overview], by a 240-179 vote. The tax, which Republicans refer to as the death tax, is applied to estates … [read more]


Legal News
14 Apr 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

JURIST has been nominated in New York for a prestigious Webby Award as the best Law website of 2015. By virtue of being a nominee, JURIST is eligible for the Webby People's Voice award in addition to the judge's award. We hope you'll support JURIST and our staff of dedicated … [read more]


Legal News
9 Apr 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] The Panama Electoral Tribunal [official website, in Spanish] said Wednesday that former president Ricardo Martinelli [JURIST news archive] will no longer be immune from prosecution, which allows investigations of corruption charges from Martinelli's time in office to begin. The Panama Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] had requested [AP … [read more]


Legal News
8 Apr 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

JURIST [FAQ] was nominated Tuesday for a prestigious Webby Award [awards website] as the best Law website of 2015. Called the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences [professional website], the "Webbys" are the leading international awards honoring … [read more]


Legal News
6 Apr 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to hear [order list, PDF] a challenge to North Carolina voting restrictions that opponents claim were intended to impede Democratic voters from casting ballots. The 2013 North Carolina law [bill, PDF] includes provisions that require photo identification, as well as … [read more]

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