January 21, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court denied certiorari on Tuesday in three appeals filed by military contractor KBR, Inc., seeking to end lawsuits over a soldier's electrocution in Iraq, soldier exposure to open-air burn pits for waste disposal and soldier exposure to dangerous chemicals in wastewater treatment. ...[read more]
January 20, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday that appellate review of factual matters in a patent dispute must apply the clear error standard of review, not a de novo standard. In Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc., the court held that the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was ...[read more]
January 14, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday denied a request from the ICTY prosecutor's office to revoke the provisional release of a Serb nationalist who was granted a temporary release from ICTY custody in November for health concerns. Vojislav ...[read more]
January 13, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously affirmed the conviction of a bank robber for violating the forced accompaniment provision of the Bank Robbery and Incidental Crimes section of the US Code, 18 USC 2113(e). An individual is subject to enhanced penalties under 2113(e) when one "forc... ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Judge David Campbell for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Monday ruled Maricopa County officials may not enforce two Arizona identity-theft laws used to convict hundreds of undocumented immigrant workers. The court ordered an immediate halt to the state's enforcement of ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Environmental conservation group, Haw River Assembly, filed a lawsuit in the Wake County Clerk of Superior Court in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday, seeking to vacate new rules adopted to regulate hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in North Carolina, claiming that the lawmaking panel that ...[read more]
January 4, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Israeli officials announced on Saturday that Israel will withhold the transfer of tax revenues to the government of the Palestinian Authority. The withholding of $127 million collected on behalf of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is a strategic response to Palestine's application to join the ...[read more]
December 31, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
India's President, Shri Pranab Mukherjee approved the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) Bill on Wednesday to modify the judicial selection process in the nation's supreme courts and 24 high courts. The bill replaces the 20 year-old collegium system, which was criticized within India ...[read more]
December 31, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Illinois Governor Patt Quinn on Tuesday signed into law a bill that establishes new rules over how private conversations may be recorded. The new law requires that all parties involved in a private conversation give their permission to be recorded. Under the law such a conversation is defined as ...[read more]
December 28, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The citizens of the Republic of Croatia voted in the nation's presidential election on Sunday. The first-round of voting ended in a runoff between the incumbent, Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, and Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, an ex-ambassador and most recently NATO's Assistant Secretary General ...[read more]

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