June 30, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Harris v. Quinn that the state cannot require home health care workers to pay union fees. The court stopped short of overruling its 1977 decision in Abood v. Detroit Board of Education, which held that state employees who choose not to join a public-sector ...[read more]
May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday that a state law that makes the identity of an execution drug supplier a "confidential state secret" is constitutional. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed a lower court ruling that granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill's ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
California Attorney General Kamala Harris filed a petition on Thursday in the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit urging the court to reverse its decision that struck down a law requiring residents to show good cause to carry a concealed firearm. Earlier this month the court ruled that the ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian Harris, Willamette University College of Law, Class of 2014, discusses the many institutional problems faced by foster children with behavioral health issues...Approximately 35 percent of children and teens enter foster care with significant dental and oral health ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia certified a class action lawsuit on Friday challenging Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. "The amended proposed class ... meets the requirements of numerosity, commonality, typicality, and adequacy of representation," US ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a collective bargaining case as well as a laches case on Tuesday. In Harris v. Quinn the court heard arguments on whether a state can "compel personal care providers to accept and financially support a private organization as their exclusive ...[read more]
November 24, 2013
by Ian Everhart
In this episode, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Professor David Harris discusses the implications of recent successful initiatives in Washington and Colorado to eliminate criminal penalties for the sale, use and possession of marijuana... ...[read more]
October 1, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday added eight new cases to its docket for the upcoming term. In Harris v. Quinn the court will determine whether a state can "compel personal care providers to accept and financially support a private organization as their exclusive representative to petition the ...[read more]
September 30, 2013
by Addison Morris
Civil rights advocacy groups Lambda Legal, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of Virginia on Monday filed a motion for summary judgment requesting that a federal court act quickly to overturn Virginia's statutory ban on recognizing same-sex marriages. In the lawsuit, filed in ...[read more]
September 28, 2013
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnist Ginger Grimes, University of California, Irvine School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the recent announcement by the Department of Justice regarding veteran same-sex couples benefits and advocates that the place of celebration rule should be adopted...Last month, a federal ...[read more]

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