June 30, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
6/25/2013: UN rights expert urged Morocco to combat human trafficking 6/20/2013: Supreme Court ruled US cannot withhold HIV/AIDS funding over prostitution stance 6/3/2013: Japan and UN reached agreement to combat drug and human trafficking 1/4/2013: Tennessee judged ruled law concerning human ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
On May 23, 2009, former South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun committed apparent suicide by leaping off a 30-foot cliff, leaving a note stating that he did not want to burden the lives of those around him, following the commencement of a corruption investigation centered on Roh and his family. Roh ...[read more]
April 7, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
On April 7, 2009, the Council of the District of Columbia approved a bill to recognize same-sex marriages that had been performed outside of Washington, DC. The bill, which took effect in July 2009, was approved by a 12-0 vote. Subsequently, the Council voted to allow same-sex marriages to be ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Meagan McElroy
6/14/2013: UN rights council condemned foreign military involvement in Syria 6/13/2013: UN rights office announced that Syria death toll had reached at least 93,000 6/4/2013: UN panel reported that war crimes were escalating in Syria 6/1/2013: UN Secretary General called for protection of ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
2/19/2013: Supreme Court granted certiorari in campaign finance case 11/7/2012: Colorado, Montana passed ballot measures seeking campaign finance reform 10/24/2012: Seventh Circuit allowed cap on campaign contributions for upcoming election 10/23/2012: Supreme Court rejected challenge of ...[read more]
September 14, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On September 14, 2006, the US House of Representatives voted 283-138 for the Secure Fence Act of 2006, which provided funding for a 700 mile fence along the nearly 2,000 mile US-Mexico border. The bill did not provide enough funding to build the fence, designed to curb illegal immigration from ...[read more]
September 4, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
12/25/2012: Egypt president signed new constitution into law 6/30/2012: President-elect of Egypt Mohamed Morsi sworn in 6/26/2012: Egyptian court struck down a government decree granting arrest powers to Egyptian military officials 6/14/2012: Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt dissolved ...[read more]
July 2, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
6/20/2013: Kenya president's war crimes trial was postponed 6/18/2013: Lawyer for Gaddafi son accused Libya of defying ICC 6/18/2013: ICC granted Kenya VP's request to skip parts of upcoming trial 6/17/2013: ICC delayed preliminary hearing for Congo war crimes suspect 6/5/2013: ICC chief ...[read more]
May 27, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 27, 2011, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit challenging South Dakota's law mandating that women seeking an abortion receive counseling and wait three days before the procedure. Judge Karen Shreier for the US District Court for the District of ...[read more]
May 27, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 27, 2009, an Australian anti-discrimination court ruled that the Red Cross policy of not accepting blood donations from sexually active gay males did not discriminate against that group. Petitioner Michael Cain tried to donate blood in 2004 but was refused after he affirmatively answered an ...[read more]

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