July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On January 21, 2010, the US Supreme Court issued its ruling in Citizens United v. FEC, a dispute in which the creators of a documentary unfavorable to 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton challenged the prohibition on corporations making independent expenditures during campaigns. ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 24, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida revoked a stay of extradition for Manuel Noriega, the former military leader and ruler of Panama. While Noriega was incarcerated in the US, France requested his extradition on charges of money laundering. US Secretary of ...[read more]
January 25, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On January 25, 2006, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against the US government for denying Swiss Muslim scholar Tariq Ramadan entry into the US under the Patriot Act's ideological exclusion provision. Ramadan, the grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood's founder Hassan al- ...[read more]
January 20, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 20, 2010, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton signed an order granting professors Tariq Ramadan and Adam Habib permission to enter the US, reversing an order issued under George W. Bush's administration denying them entry. The Bush administration had claimed that the two had ties to ...[read more]
October 4, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that, in order to counter China's attempts to expand its maritime jurisdiction, the US must become a party to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea...US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had her diplomatic hat ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The Egyptian government announced Thursday that it has requested the release of the last of its citizens currently being held at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Egyptian Tarek al-Sawah, 54, has been held at Guantanamo for 11 years without charges or trial. Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed ...[read more]
June 4, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On June 4, 2010, Turkey's Telecommunications Communication Presidency (TIB) indefinitely restricted several Google services, including Google Docs and Google Translate, due to "legal reasons." The decision came two years after Turkey's government implemented a ban on the popular video-sharing ...[read more]
May 25, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Department of State (DOS) on Friday released the 2011 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. The reports outline the prevailing trends that shaped human rights last year. These include uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa, positive reforms in Myanmar, the persecution of ...[read more]
February 5, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On February 5, 2011, the US and Russia formally inaugurated the New START, which is an agreement intended to reduce the nuclear arms stockpile in both countries. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged documents in Munich that finalized two years ...[read more]
December 8, 2011
by John Paul Putney
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Tuesday that the US will use foreign assistance, international diplomacy and political asylum to promote gay rights. The secretary's remarks before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva were in tandem with an executive memo from US President Barack ...[read more]

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