November 24, 2014
by Peter Snyder
China's highest court, the Supreme People's Court will investigate ways of reducing the number of crimes punishable by death according to remarks by Hu Yunteng, a senior researcher at the Supreme People's Court, published Monday. Hu told a group of academics Saturday that the government must ...[read more]
September 21, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
Former El Salvador President Francisco Flores was taken into custody on Saturday after a court repealed his house arrest. Francisco is being held as he awaits trial on charges of corruption and embezzling More than USD $15 million, part of which is alleged to have come as aid from the Taiwanese ...[read more]
July 17, 2014
by Zachariah Rivenbark
06/26/2014: Federal judge upheld Colorado gun control laws 04/23/2014: Georgia governor signed bill expanding gun carry rights 03/31/2014: Federal judge ruled immigrants have same gun carrying rights as citizens 03/25/2014: Ninth Circuit upheld San Francisco gun control laws 02/13/2014: ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday unanimously upheld two San Francisco gun laws, stating that the laws reasonably attempt to increase public safety without infringing on Second Amendment rights. The laws, found in San Francisco's Police Code at Sections 4512 and 613.10, ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
09/18/2013: US to recognized all same-sex marriages for employee benefit purposes 04/16/2013: Supreme Court vacated appeals court decision in ERISA case 05/24/2010: Supreme Court upheld fee shifting in ERISA case 04/21/2010: Supreme Court ruled district court must defer to retirement plan ...[read more]
October 2, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On October 2, 2011, California Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 768, a bill preventing local governments from banning male circumcision, into law. The law was created as a response to a San Francisco ballot measure called the Male Genital Mutilation Bill, which prohibited male circumcision. A San ...[read more]
August 1, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Julie Nice of the University of San Francisco School of Law says that concerns about federalism principles should lead the Supreme Court to review current litigation surrounding the Defense of Marriage Act, and to hold that the Act is unconstitutional...In the endlessly ...[read more]
July 31, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Julie Nice of the University of San Francisco School of Law says that the Supreme Court's minimalist approach in its gay rights pronouncements has led to the current confusion among courts and lawyers alike over the proper level of scrutiny to apply to same-sex marriage ...[read more]
July 23, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On July 23, 2010, a group of wireless communications industry officials filed a lawsuit challenging a San Francisco ordinance requiring disclosure of cellular phone radiation emission levels. In June 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had voted 10-1 to approve the ordinance, which would ...[read more]
April 5, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Chief Judge James Ware of the US District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday declared that the denial of insurance benefits to the same-sex spouse of a federal court employee is discriminatory. Specifically, Ware ruled that the California Administrative Office of the Courts ( ...[read more]

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