January 27, 2015
by Addison Morris
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced on Monday that both Nevada and Tennessee have joined the state-led coalition in its suit against the Obama administration over November's executive action on immigration. This brings the total number of states involved to 26, meaning that more than half ...[read more]
January 27, 2015
by Addison Morris
A jury in the US District Court Eastern District of Virginia on Monday convicted former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agent Jeffrey Sterling of violating the Espionage Act. Sterling was found guilty on all nine of his charges, including acting as a CIA mole and supplying a journalist with ...[read more]
January 26, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett on collective bargaining agreements for retirement healthcare benefits. The case was brought by retired employees of an M&G Polymers-owned plant, who sued the company when it was announced that retirees would be expected ...[read more]
January 20, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling and ordered further proceedings for Mark Christeson, a Missouri man convicted of killing a woman and her two children. The court determined that the 35-year-old may have received ineffective legal counsel, which led to his failure to ...[read more]
January 20, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Holt v. Hobbs that an Arkansas prison policy that bans Muslim prisoners from growing half-inch beards for religious beliefs is unconstitutional. The court held that prohibiting the growth of a religious beard violates the Religious Land Use and ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., determining the requirements of the Truth in Lending Act. The court determined that a borrower may exercise his right to rescind by providing the lender with written notice of his intent within a three-year period. ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Addison Morris
A court in Tajikistan on Tuesday sentenced Sukhrat Kudratov, an award-winning human rights lawyer, to nine years in prison for bribery and fraud. Kudratov, who was named human rights defender of the year in 2011 by the Bureau for Human Rights and Rule of Law, represented political official Zaid ...[read more]
January 12, 2015
by Addison Morris
Spain's Interior Ministry on Monday arrested 16 individuals for alleged connections with Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), an armed Basque separatist group. Twelve of the individuals arrested were lawyers, while the other four were treasurers for a group that represents ETA prisoners. All 16 will be ...[read more]
January 12, 2015
by Addison Morris
Cuba has released 53 political prisoners as part of last month's historic agreement between US and Cuba, US officials said Monday. The release of the prisoners, primarily opposition figures, was a condition of the policy changes that seek to assuage relations between the two countries after ...[read more]
January 7, 2015
by Addison Morris
Bangladesh police on Tuesday arrested Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, the secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), on counts of arson, bombings and vandalism. On Monday supporters of the BNP, the country's main opposition party, led rallies in Dhaka to mark the first anniversary of ...[read more]

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