9/11
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Tuesday, September 11, 2001, dawned temperate and nearly cloudless in the eastern United States. Millions of men and women readied themselves for work. Some made their way to the Twin Towers, the signature structures of the World Trade Center complex in New York City. Others went to Arlington, Virginia, to the Pentagon. Across the Potomac River, the United States Congress was back in session. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, people began to line up for a White House tour. In Sarasota, Florida, President George W. Bush went for an early morning run... [ 9/11 Commission Report ]


Nebraska advances bill to repeal death penalty
April 17, 2015
Nebraska lawmakers voted 30-13 Thursday in favor of legislation 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 expired in D....... [more]

HRW urges EU to implement search and rescue in Mediterranean
April 15, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Wednesday urged the EU to put into place a search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean following reports of 400 lives lost at sea. HRW acting deputy Europe and Central Asia director Judith Sutherland stated that if reports from a recent confirmed shipwreck, from whic....... [more]

HRW: Israel settlement farmers violating international child labor laws
April 13, 2015
Israeli settlement farmers in the occupied West Bank are using Palestinian child laborers in dangerous conditions in violation of international laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The report states that hundreds of Palestinian children, some as young as 11 years old, are working on the f....... [more]

Kenya asks UN to repatriate thousands of Somali refugees
April 12, 2015
The Kenyan government announced on Sunday that it asked the UN Refugee Agency to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Somali refugees by July. The request comes in the wake of the Garissa University massacre, an attack by Shebab insurgents that left nearly 150 dead. A statement released by the Kenyan....... [more]

Federal appeals court rejects Argentina's contempt appeal in ongoing debt dispute
April 8, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday dismissed the Argentine government's appeal of a contempt charge in an ongoing dispute over Argentina's bond default in 2001. The contempt charge resulted after Buenos Aires refused to pay two US hedge funds and sought to sidestep a court o....... [more]

The Arab League Joint Military Force: Countering Extremism and Political Instability
April 1, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern, of Ave Maria School of Law, considers the ramifications of the recent Arab League agreement to form a joint force in the context of historic efforts on joint defense and economic cooperation ... JURIST recently noted the 22-member League of Arab States (a/k/a Ara....... [more]

The Rules Have Not Changed Regarding Armed Conflict
March 30, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane of Syracuse University College of Law discusses enforcing the laws of armed conflict in an age of extremes... Shortly after three planes went into three buildings on September 11, 2001 the chief law enforcement officer of the US, Attorney General Albert Gonza....... [more]

Rights Violations by ISIL: The Problem is Enforcement
March 28, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist John B. Quigley, of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, discusses the possible implications of prosecuting ISIL under international law...The Human Rights Council of the UN addressed the question of rights violations by ISIL in Iraq in Resolution S/22-1 of Septemb....... [more]

Supreme Court hears oral arguments in bankruptcy dispute
March 25, 2015
The US Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in a pair of consolidated cases involving a dispute over federal bankruptcy laws brought by Bank of America (BOA). The cases, Bank of America, NA v. Caulkett and Bank of America, NA v. Toledo-Cardona, stem from the mortgage bubble and collapse of....... [more]

Supreme Court rules incorrect opinion not an 'untrue statement'
March 24, 2015
The US Supreme Court their ruled Tuesday in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers Dist. Council Constr. Industry Pension Fund that a statement of opinion does not qualify as an "untrue statement" even if the opinion ultimately turns out to be incorrect. The federal government filed a claim against Omnicare, a....... [more]

AIG to pay nearly $1 billion to shareholders in class-action settlement
March 23, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York gave final approval Friday to a $970.5 million settlement for shareholders of the insurance giant American International Group (AIG) to settle claims that shareholders were misled about the subprime mortgage exposure that led to....... [more]




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