September 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A federal judge on Wednesday upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriage, saying that same-sex marriage supporters had failed to prove that the ban violates the equal protection or due process provisions of the Constitution. The ruling by Judge Martin Feldman of the US District Court for the ...[read more]
August 16, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The FBI, US Attorney General for the Eastern District of Missouri Richard G. Callahan and Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Molly Moran on Friday released a statement announcing the next steps in the federal civil rights investigation into the recent killing of ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Wednesday. In Unite Here Local 355 v. Martin Mulhall the court addressed the issue of whether an employer and union can violate Section 302 of Labor Management Relations Act by entering into a neutrality agreement. An employee had filed the ...[read more]
May 2, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley on Thursday signed into law a bill to repeal the death penalty. The legislation, which makes Maryland the eighteenth US state to repeal the death penalty, was approved by the state legislature in March. Prior to the bill, Maryland's capital punishment laws were ...[read more]
April 8, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Kathryn Young, University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2013, analyzes the uses, reliability and legality of independent reports in light of their increased uses in collegiate sports...When sports scandals break, a common tool used by universities is the "independent ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley announced on Tuesday that he will file legislation to repeal capital punishment in the state of Maryland. O'Malley stated that the death penalty was expensive and ineffective. The governor had previously attempted to repeal the death penalty in Maryland in 2007, ...[read more]
August 16, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The High Court of England and Wales on Thursday denied the plea of a paralyzed man challenging the legitimacy of the Suicide Act 1961 and other laws barring his ability to commit suicide. Tony Nicklinson, 58, along with a 47-year-old man known only as Martin, brought the right-to-die case seeking ...[read more]
April 11, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A complaint allegedly filed with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) could reopen a human rights lawsuit against Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, Reuters reported Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges wrongdoing by Humala during his service as an army officer in Peru's San Martin ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Keith Herting
The Maryland Senate on Thursday approved the Civil Marriage Protection Act, which would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. The legislation passed by a 25-22 margin in the Senate, having already been approved by the lower house earlier in the week. The bill goes next to Governor Martin O' ...[read more]
December 2, 2011
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a police officer does not have standing to challenge Arizona's controversial immigration law. Tucson patrol officer Martin Escobar challenged the law last year, claiming standing as an officer "mandated to enforce SB 1070." He ...[read more]

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