October 7, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled Monday that a tactic employed by police to control protesters in Ferguson, Missouri is unconstitutional and issued a preliminary injunction to stop the practice. Police were forcing peaceful protesters to keep moving, a ...[read more]
August 13, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Maryland on Tuesday upheld two key provisions of the Maryland Firearms Safety Act of 2013 that ban certain types of "assault weapons" and a limit gun magazines to 10 rounds. Judge Catherine Blake found that the state's law served the government' ...[read more]
July 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released a report identifying various government, militia and rebel leaders of the Central African Republican (CAR) that the organization believes to be responsible for serious violent offenses that have forced nearly a million people to abandon their homes ...[read more]
June 13, 2014
by William Hibbitts
Central African Republic (CAR) President Catherine Samba-Panza has requested that the International Criminal Court (ICC) investigate crimes committed within ICC jurisdiction since August 21, 2012. ICC prosecutor Fatou Bensouda issued a statement Thursday describing the context of the referral to ...[read more]
February 16, 2014
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Catherine Short of Life Legal Defense Foundation discusses the upcoming decision in McCullen v. Coakley...When the state of Massachusetts came before the US Supreme Court to defend its abortion clinic buffer zone law in McCullen v. Coakley, one would have expected it to rely ...[read more]
February 11, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto announced Monday that her office would no longer be pursuing its legal defense of the state's same-sex marriage ban, stating that recent decisions in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit had rendered the state's arguments untenable. On ...[read more]
January 21, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Catherine E. Livingston and Lori Hellkamp of Jones Day discusses the potential consequences of the US Supreme Court's future ruling on severance pay under FICA...In United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., the US Supreme Court will address the question of whether certain ...[read more]
October 31, 2013
by Lauren Laing
Top UN and EU officials denounced the renewed plans for Israeli settlements announced Wednesday by the Israeli Prime Minister's Office and Ministry of the Interior. The plans include building more than 1,500 homes in Jewish settlements in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. EU High Representative ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Addison Morris
Human Rights Watch (HRW) urged European Union's High Representative Catherine Ashton and other EU member states' representatives to condemn Saudi Arabia for recently convicting seven governmental critics of inciting protests through Facebook. The men were detained for a year and a half before ...[read more]
October 22, 2012
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Catherine Jahn, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the eighth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Jahn suggests how the US can improve its current policy on nuclear spent ...[read more]

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