May 26, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian's trial began on Tuesday in Tehran's Islamic Revolutionary Court with a hearing that was closed to the public. Rezaian, a US-Iranian dual citizen has been detained in Iran for 10 months on charges of espionage and giving information to hostile ...[read more]
May 14, 2015
by William Helbling
The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) committed "grave violations of international humanitarian law" in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the end of 2014, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported Wednesday. The report claims that the ADF, a Ugandan rebel ...[read more]
April 28, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Eight convicted drug smugglers were executed in Indonesia early Wednesday despite international criticism and pleas for clemency. Among those executed by firing squad were Australian nationals Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, part of the so-called "Bali Nine," who were arrested in 2005 for ...[read more]
November 10, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The head of the UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) Martin Kobler on Sunday commended the sentencing of a former militia commander accused of war crimes. General Jerome Kakwaku was sentenced by a military court to 10 years in prison for his ...[read more]
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]

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