April 21, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that extending an already completed traffic stop in order to conduct a drug sniff violates the Constitution as an unreasonable seizure. In a 6-3 decision by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the majority held in Rodriguez v. United States that "a seizure justified ...[read more]
December 9, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly ...[read more]
March 19, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay lauded Guatemala on Monday for beginning the trial of former president Efrain Rios Montt and former intelligence chief Jose Rodriguez Sanchez, both of whom stand accused of committing genocide and crimes against humanity. The charges relate back to ...[read more]
January 29, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Guatemalan judge on Monday ordered former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from the killing of more than 1,700 villagers of Mayan ancestry. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez announced that Montt, along with one of his former generals ...[read more]
October 19, 2012
by Elizabeth Hand
JURIST Guest Columnist Gabriel Rodriguez-Rico, American University Washington College of Law Class of 2012, discusses the ramifications of conversion therapy on LGBT youth and examines the recent passage of legislation banning the practice in California...On September 29, California became the ...[read more]
July 13, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A lesbian couple filed suit in the US District Court for the Central District of California on Thursday seeking to achieve for gay and lesbian couples the same immigration rights afforded to heterosexual couples. Philippine immigrant Jane DeLeon lawfully married US citizen Irma Rodriguez, 49, in ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 27, 2011, former Costa Rican president Miguel Angel Rodriguez was found guilty of corruption charges and sentenced to five years in prison. While president, Rodriguez accepted more than $800,000 in bribes from global telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent in exchange for a deal with ...[read more]
December 20, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 20, 2007, the US House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence subpoenaed Jose Rodriguez, former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service (NCS), over thedestruction of videotapes showing the interrogation of two terror suspects in 2002. Several investigations had been ...[read more]
April 28, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A Costa Rican court on Wednesday found the country's former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez guilty of corruption charges and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. Rodriguez, who also served as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), accepted more than $800,000 in ...[read more]
April 16, 2010
by Zach Zagger
Internal Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents released Thursday reveal that the former head of the agency Porter Goss may have agreed with the destruction of videotapes showing harsh interrogations of terror suspects. The heavily redacted documents reveal that, despite being unaware of the ...[read more]

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