March 12, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
Rights groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Maryland against the National Security Agency (NSA) alleging that one of the NSA's mass surveillance programs violates privacy rights and threatens free communication. The plaintiffs, including the American Civil ...[read more]
March 24, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Rae Vann of Norris, Tysse, Lampley & Lakis discusses CarMax v. Fowler and the Federal Arbitration Act...It is now well settled that the use of mandatory arbitration in the employment context is legally permissible. In fact, many would say that the Federal Arbitration Act ...[read more]
March 18, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph J. Vacek of the University of North Dakota School of Aerospace Sciences argues that the recent decision by an Administrative Law Judge of the NTSB that struck down the FAA's ban on the commercial use of drones for procedural reasons raises a larger issue concerning ...[read more]
March 9, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
An administrative judge for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Patrick Geraghty dismissed a fine brought by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) against a drone operator Thursday. The ruling effectively strikes down the FAA's bans on the use of commercial drones put in place ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Office of the Federal Public Defender of Colorado and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a motion on behalf of terror suspect Jamshid Muhtorov Wednesday to suppress evidence the National Security Agency (NSA) obtained from surveillance conducted pursuant to the FISA Amendments Act ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced on Monday the selection of six locations that will serve as research and testing sites for non-military applications of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones. In February 2012, Congress ordered the agency to research the use of drones as ...[read more]
October 18, 2013
by Neil Devlin
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit Thursday in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York to compel the federal government to disclose its policy for notifying criminal defendants that they have been surveilled under the Foreign ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. In his second piece, he calls for reform of the Foreign Assistance Act...Recent politics in Egypt have left US political leaders and White House ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Thursday in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the plaintiff's cost of individually arbitrating a federal statutory ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Oxford Health Plans LLC v. Sutter that an arbitrator did not exceed his powers under §10(a)(4) of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) when he found that the parties' contract provided for class arbitration. Respondent John Sutter, a pediatrician, ...[read more]

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