January 7, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Chief Justice John Roberts of the US Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant a temporary injunction blocking the Obama administration from enforcing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), denying two doctor's groups' plea arguing the entire law is unconstitutional due to the ...[read more]
March 2, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 2, 2010, the Supreme Court rejected an appeal to prevent Washington DC's same-sex marriage law from taking effect. Chief Justice John Roberts, acting as the DC Circuit judge, abjured an application requesting a stay of the Religion Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Act of 2009 pending ...[read more]
January 1, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On January 1, 2008, New Hampshire became the fourth state in the United States to recognize same-sex civil unions when the state's legislation took effect. The law allows same-sex couples to enter into civil unions with the "same rights, responsibilities, and obligations as married couples." The ...[read more]
September 20, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Adeogun-Phillips of Charles Anthony LLP says that despite concerns surrounding the ability of the new Libyan government to provide Muammar Gaddafi with a fair trial upon capture, it should be allowed the opportunity to establish a hybrid international and domestic ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashley Savage of Northumbria University Law School in the UK says that in light of recent leaks to the media and through the Internet, there must be more robust protections for whistleblowers and more effective systems for addressing their concerns internally... The case of ...[read more]
May 24, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory Gordon of the University of North Dakota School of Law says that in light of the case of Joshua arap Sang, and for purposes of educating the public and deterring future would-be perpetrators, we need a more accurate understanding of the rapidly evolving area of ...[read more]
April 10, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Keith J. Bybee of Syracuse University says that a mix of political preference and impartial principle may not only be present in our judiciary, but also may be expected by the public.... Although the lawsuits over health care reform will not reach the Supreme Court for many ...[read more]
March 23, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that recent judicial appointments in India and Pakistan have led to battles between their respective judicial and executive branches... In a moment of remarkable constitutional coincidence, two ...[read more]
January 25, 2011
by John Paul Putney
A Peruvian appeals court announced on Monday it has rejected the government's petition to overturn a lower court's decision to grant parole to Lori Berenson, a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization. According to Berenson and her lawyer, the ruling was ...[read more]
August 20, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US government on Wednesday reached an agreement with Switzerland that would grant the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) access to information on thousands of Swiss bank accounts. As part of the agreement, the Swiss government will instruct banking giant UBS to begin to turn over information ...[read more]

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