September 24, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
David Krieger: "In April 2009, President Obama went to Prague and spoke out for a world free of nuclear weapons. "I state clearly and with conviction," he said, "America's commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons." He indicated that he was prepared to take ...[read more]
September 6, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Delphine Perrin: "In July 2010, the death of a young man killed by gendarmes when he was trying to break a roadblock was followed by two days of riots by members of the gypsy community to which he belonged. After the riots, French President Sarkozy announced a series of repressive measures ...[read more]
September 6, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Romana St. Matthew-Daniel: "In its 2003 report on the administration of justice in Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea: At the Crossroads) the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) uncovered little respect for the rule of law and separation of powers, torture, failure ...[read more]
September 6, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Sara Totonchi: "Wednesday, a federal judge upheld the murder conviction of Georgia death row inmate Troy Davis. This ruling followed an unusual evidentiary hearing that was ordered by the US Supreme Court to examine evidence of Davis' innocence. Despite the ruling from Judge William T. Moore, Jr... ...[read more]
August 23, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Ester: "Recently Amnesty International repeated its call to the British government to stop its "regime" of control orders. These orders, which allow the Home Secretary to restrict a person's freedom of movement, were introduced by the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005. Control orders are ...[read more]
August 4, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Julie Stewart: "Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to reduce the infamous 100:1 sentencing disparity between crack and powder cocaine offenses. The Senate approved the bill in March. Today, President Obama finished the job by signing the bill, ending a nearly ...[read more]
August 2, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Eric Sterling: "Thursday's passage of the Fair Sentencing Act proved that I have been very wrong about this legislation. I was wrong in not believing that fairness in sentencing, fairness for convicted African-American crack dealers, fairness for any criminal defendant, had any political ...[read more]
July 30, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Nick Nyhart: "With just four Republican Senators in play on the DISCLOSE Act its failure to reach closure Wednesday was no surprise. The original intent of the legislation was to blunt the impact of the disastrous Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. ...[read more]
July 19, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Serkan Yolcu: "On Wednesday July 7, 2010, the Turkish media was unexpectedly informed by the press office of Constitutional Court that the Court made its eagerly anticipated judgment on the constitutional amendment package that has been on the agenda for months. After 9.5 hours of debate in only ...[read more]
July 9, 2010
by Torrey Hullum
Katie Belanger: "On Wednesday, June 30, 2010, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the 2006 state constitutional amendment banning marriage equality and civil unions in the McConkey v. J.B. Van Hollen et al. decision. In this case, William McConkey challenged the validity of the amendment, stating ...[read more]

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