ENTERTAINMENT & SPORTS LAW
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Connecticut Supreme Court rules 17-year-old cannot refuse chemotherapy
January 9, 2015
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 17-year-old is not mature enough to reject chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma. The teen, Cassandra, and her mother refused chemotherapy after two initial treatments because they believe chemotherapy is a poison causing more harm than good and woul....... [more]

Kuwait lawmaker facing legal action for supporting sale of alcohol
January 5, 2015
Nabil al-Fadhl, a member of the Kuwait parliament said Sunday that he may be charged with insulting the predominantly-Muslim nation after making a comment in support of the legalized sale of alcohol. The lawmaker first introduced a proposal to repeal a Kuwaiti law banning dance in public music conce....... [more]

South Korea offers to resume talks with North Korea
December 29, 2014
South Korea on Monday offered to resume high-level talks with North Korea, after stalled communication between the two countries resulted from the United States' placement of blame on North Korea for a recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. This event has lead to increased diplomatic te....... [more]

Amnesty: Philippines police torture with impunity
December 5, 2014
Police in the Philippines are committing torture with impunity, Amnesty International (AI) reported Thursday. Although allegations of torture, inhumane and degrading treatment or punishment within the police force have increased year after year, AI says that no convictions have resulted from these c....... [more]

Federal appeals court rules Florida welfare drug test law unconstitutional
December 4, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Wednesday that a Florida law mandating welfare applicants undergo drug tests before receiving benefits is unconstitutional. The law, which applied to all applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), was enacted in July 2011 an....... [more]

Federal judge strikes down New Jersey sports betting
November 22, 2014
A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey on Friday ruled that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting, a move the state was taking to boost the struggling horse racing and casino industries. The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act ....... [more]

Obama urges FCC to adopt net neutrality rules
November 11, 2014
US President Barack Obama on Monday said that he strongly supports the concept of net neutrality, the idea that providers should treat all Internet data equally and not give preferential treatment. Specifically, net neutrality is aimed at curbing large companies who could use their power to enter i....... [more]

How the Four Major Sports Leagues Influence LGBT Rights
November 6, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Masoud Mortazavi, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the fifth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Mortazavi discusses the ways in which professional sports have helped sha....... [more]

Islamic State militants tortured and abused Kurdish children in Syria: HRW
November 4, 2014
Kurdish children from Kobani, a city that sits on the Syrian-Turkish border, were tortured and abused by the Islamic State (IS), Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Tuesday. IS reportedly abducted 153 Kurdish boys on May 29, 2014 and held them at a school in Manbij, 55 kilometers outside of Kobani. Ma....... [more]

EU Commission sues Sweden for online betting and poker laws
October 17, 2014
The European Commission filed a lawsuit against Sweden on Thursday for failing to change its laws on online betting and poker games that breach EU law on the free movement of services. The EU referred Sweden to the Court of Justice (ECJ) in two separate cases related to its restriction of gambling l....... [more]

Cambodia enacts regulation to protect entertainment workers
October 8, 2014
Cambodia on Wednesday enacted a regulation that will extend the same rights and protections to nightlife workers that the country's laws currently grant to other workers. The regulation, entitled "Working Conditions, Occupational Safety and Health Rules of Entertainment Service, Enterprises Establis....... [more]




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