September 23, 2014
by G. Redd
In Episode 9, Social Media Coordinator Genevieve Redd is the host, and she reviews her favorite legal news of the summer and discusses the ramifications for those issues going forward. She discusses the best of JURIST and highlights exciting news in a fall preview... ...[read more]
September 23, 2014
by G. Redd
In Episode 8, Social Media Coordinator Genevieve Redd discusses Religious Freedom with JURIST staffer Julie Deisher. Religious freedom is a cherished aspect of the First Amendment of the US Constitution, and the topic is explored through the prism of Satanism, the Salem Witchcraft Trials and Ten ...[read more]
June 21, 2014
by G. Redd
Florida Governor Rick Scott on Friday signed into law House Bill 89 of 2014, legalizing the threat of force in circumstances where actual force would be permitted as self-defense. The bill is commonly known as the "warning shot law" and was raised in response to the 2012 conviction of Marissa ...[read more]
June 21, 2014
by G. Redd
Judge Said Youssef of the Minya Criminal Court of Egypt on Friday confirmed the death sentence of 183 Muslim Brotherhood members while simultaneously acquitting over 400 in the death of police officers over a year ago. Only 110 of the accused were present in a holding area outside of the court ...[read more]
June 7, 2014
by G. Redd
United Nations Secretary General Ban Kim Moon on Friday urged Israel to release Palestinian administrative detainees over fears of failing health in a hunger strike. Some sources estimate that over 290 Palestinians detained in Israel are on hunger strike, with about 70 requiring medical treatment ...[read more]
June 7, 2014
by G. Redd
Governor John Hickenlooper of Colorado signed a progressive bill for mentally ill inmates on Friday. Senate Bill 14-064 changes traditional methods of solitary confinement by mandating psychiatric evaluations and therapy for inmates diagnosed with mental illness and qualifying for disciplinary ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by G. Redd
A group of independent UN human rights experts on Thursday condemned Iran's execution of a political prisoner, calling for the country to end the death penalty. Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2008 for supporting western media, found guilty of enmity against God and sentenced to six ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request to block same-sex marriage in Oregon pending an appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which is currently hearing several cases on the same issue. The application for stay was presented to Justice Anthony Kennedy and referred by ...[read more]
May 31, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled Friday that Missouri's ban on desecrating the American flag is unconstitutional. On October 20, 2009, Frank Snider was arrested for violating Missouri Revised Statute 578.095 by shredding an American flag and tossing the remnants in the street, ...[read more]
May 31, 2014
by G. Redd
The Departmental Appeals Board of Health and Human Services (DAB) on Friday revoked a National Coverage Determination (NCD) barring Medicare payment for gender reassignment surgeries. The revoked NCD was issued in 1981 and refused to pay for surgery as a treatment for gender dysphoria due to a ...[read more]

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