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Texas judge rules education budget cuts unconstitutional
August 29, 2014
A judge for a Travis County Civil Court in Texas ruled Thursday that the Texas Legislature failed to meet its constitutional duty to provide for Texas public schools because the school finance system is structured, operated, and funded so that it cannot provide a constitutionally adequate education....... [more]

More protection needed for Tanzania albinos: UN rights office
August 26, 2014
The UN human rights office on Monday said that the Tanzanian government's system of placing children with albinism in government care centers does not provide this vulnerable group with adequate protection from those who target albinos due to erroneous beliefs and superstitions. The widespread belie....... [more]

North Carolina judge rules private school voucher program unconstitutional
August 21, 2014
A North Carolina judge ruled Thursday that North Carolina's school voucher program, known as Opportunity Scholarships is unconstitutional. Judge Robert Hobgood of the Wake County Superior Court specifically ruled that the program violates article 1 section 15 and article 9 section 2(1) of the North....... [more]

UN human rights office claims Thailand laws limit free expression
August 20, 2014
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed concern Tuesday that the prosecution and sentencing of lese-majeste cases by Thailand's ruling military junta threaten citizens' rights of free expression. According to the press release, 13 new cases have been opened for investigatio....... [more]

Federal judge rules against NCAA in antitrust lawsuit
August 9, 2014
The US District Court for the Northern District of California on Friday ruled that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) cannot prevent college football and basketball players from selling the rights to their names and likenesses. The class action case was brought by a group of current....... [more]

New York advocacy groups challenge teacher tenure
August 4, 2014
An education advocacy group on Monday filed suit in New York to challenge the state's teacher tenure laws, becoming the second group in the state to do so. The challenges, brought by the New York City Parents Union and the Partnership for Educational Justice, claim that existing laws protecting tea....... [more]

Economic Patriotism: Why I Sued Jack Lew to Void the Debt Limit Statute
July 24, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Sanchez Williams of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law discusses the constitutionality of the debt limit statute and why it needs to be eliminated ... Partisan conflict has brought our nation to the brink of catastrophic debt default three times s....... [more]

HRW: FBI stings pushed people to terrorism
July 22, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have targeted American Muslims in abusive sting operations based on ethnic and religious identity, pushing people into terrorism, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute reported Monday. Th....... [more]

Bolivia lowers child labor age restriction
July 6, 2014
The Bolivian National Congress on Wednesday passed legislation permitting children as young as 10 to join the workforce as long as it does not interfere with one's education and is done independently in an effort to provide for their family. The U.N. International Labor Organization's (ILO) Carmen....... [more]

UN agency urges to end refugee detention
July 5, 2014
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) on Thursday issued a new global strategy to help countries stop detaining asylum seekers, refugees and stateless people worldwide. The UN agency is concerned for the lasting physical and psychological impacts on families, specifically children, who are placed in detenti....... [more]

New York high court strikes down cyberbullying law
July 2, 2014
The New York Court of Appeals ruled 5-2 Tuesday that a criminal cyberbullying statute enacted by the Albany County Legislature violated the First Amendment. The defendant, a 15-year-old high school student, was criminally prosecuted under the law after he "anonymously posted sexual information about....... [more]




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