August 1, 2014
by William Helbling
Uganda's Constitutional Court in Kampala on Friday ruled to overturn their internationally scrutinized Anti-Homosexuality Act. It is reported that the court's panel of five judges decided to strike down the anti-gay law because they believed it didn't properly pass through Parliament. The Anti- ...[read more]
May 24, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit rejected on Friday challenges to the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) plan to expand broadband Internet service to rural areas. The FCC's plan is a $4.5 billion program which subsidizes high-speed Internet services in high-cost rural areas. ...[read more]
April 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday ordered the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to turn over a memorandum detailing the legal justification for the US government's targeted killing program. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) brought the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The new commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD) William Bratton announced Wednesday the disbanding of a surveillance unit used to spy on Muslim communities. The Demographics Unit, established in 2003, utilized plainclothes detectives to map communities both inside and outside New ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Neil Devlin
In 1999, unarmed Amadou Diallo was shot and killed by the New York City Police Department's Street Crimes Unit. His death incited community outrage on the issue of policing and race. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), a nonprofit legal organization devoted to defending constitutional ...[read more]
February 8, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
US President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday a $956 billion farm bill providing expanded crop insurance and other benefits for the agricultural sector. The bill passed the Senate last week with a bipartisan vote. Beyond expanding federal crop insurance, the farm bill also ends direct ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
During the colonial and revolutionary period of the US, most Americans practiced agriculture. The early US also had a substantial population of laborers, a group that included artisans, indentured servants and slaves. Many laborers resided in the major colonial cities of Philadelphia, New York and ...[read more]
September 16, 2013
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Juzdan, Seton Hall University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of a series commenting on the Syrian civil war. In the first part, Juzdan explains and explores the character of the opposition groups in Syria...On September 5, 2013, the New York Times ran an ...[read more]
September 6, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Guardian on Thursday obtained files showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), have compromised the guarantees that Internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications are ...[read more]
June 19, 2013
by Sydney Normil
The US government on Monday released the names and nationalities of 46 men who are classified for "continued detention" at Guantanamo Bay detention center, ineligible for release, transfer or prosecution. The names were released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the ...[read more]

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