July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Griswold v. Connecticut The foundations of Roe v. Wade, which ruled that laws criminalizing abortion were unconstitutional, can be found in the Supreme Court's earlier decision of Griswold v. Connecticut. The Court's inquiry dealt directly with Section I of the Fourteenth Amendment, which ...[read more]
April 30, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in McBurney v. Young that Virginia has the right to exclude non-residents from accessing state records under its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The court determined the law did not violate the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV of the ...[read more]
April 8, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Kansas legislature on Friday approved an anti-abortion bill that declares that life begins at fertilization, granting unborn children "all the rights, privileges and immunities available to other persons, citizens and residents" of the state. The bill prohibits the state from funding abortion ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Wednesday. In McBurney v. Young the Court considered, under the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV of the US Constitution, if a state can bar an out-of-state resident from accessing public records normally obtainable by a state ...[read more]
March 2, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in McDonald v. City of Chicago on whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is incorporated as against the states by the Fourteenth Amendment's Privileges or Immunities or Due Process Clauses. The appeal challenges a ruling by the... ...[read more]
September 30, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a controversial case dealing with gun rights and another dealing with a terrorism law. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Court will decide whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is incorporated as against the states by the Fourteenth ...[read more]
August 27, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The Bangladesh Supreme Court Monday sentenced UN Special Rapporteur Sigma Huda to a three-year jail term for her involvement in a corruption scheme headed by her husband, former Bangladeshi Communications Minister Nazmul Huda. Prosecutors alleged that Sigma aided Nazmul in extorting almost ...[read more]
June 9, 2007
by Michael Sung
The United Nations (UN) responded Friday to a class action lawsuit filed against the UN and the Netherlands earlier in the week by thousands of survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, insisting it was immune under Article 2 Section 2 of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the ...[read more]
August 17, 2006
by Joshua Pantesco
Delaware must make their public documents available to residents of other states, according to a ruling handed down Wednesday by the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Delaware's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as written prevents non-residents from accessing Delaware public records... ...[read more]
September 7, 2004
by Bernard Hibbitts
Superior Court of Washington, Thurston County; Judge Richard D. Hicks, September 7, 2004. Review the opinion. Excerpt: The clear intent of the Legislature to limit government approved contracts of marriage to opposite sex couples is in direct conflict with the constitutional intent to not allow a ...[read more]

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