March 3, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Five veterans of the Vietnam War filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Connecticut accusing the military of failing to upgrade the discharges of veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The complaint, which names the US Army, Navy ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The US War on Drugs started in earnest during the 1970's. The US Congress passed the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act in 1970, following the spread of recreational drug use during the 1960's and of drug addictions of US soldiers serving in the Vietnam War. Particularly troubled ...[read more]
June 6, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Staff Sergeant Robert Bales pleaded guilty to the premeditated murder of 16 Afghan civilians on Wednesday in order to comply with a plea deal and avoid the death penalty. Bales admitted to leaving his post last March in the Kandahar province in order seek out and murder civilians. Bales read the ...[read more]
April 29, 2012
by Jamie Davis
Vietnamese-American activist Nguyen Quoc Quan was arrested earlier this month in Vietnam for allegedly attempting to stop celebrations in remembrance of the end of the Vietnam War, reports said on Sunday. Vietnamese newspaper Tuoi Tre reported Quan was arrested on charges of terrorism for ...[read more]
July 19, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 19, 2007, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) must pay retroactive benefits to Vietnam War veterans afflicted by chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Judge Stephen Reinhardt rejected claims by the VA that the expiration of the ...[read more]
January 27, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 27, 2010, the Chinese Supreme People's Court (SPC) announced new anti-corruption rules in an effort to increase public confidence in the rule of law. The new regulations prohibited various activities including accepting bribes, having sex with litigants, intimidation and intentionally ...[read more]
August 7, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On August 7, 1964, the US Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, approving and supporting "the determination of the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression." The ...[read more]
April 2, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On April 2, 1970, the Governor of Massachusetts signed into law an anti-Vietnam War bill providing that no inhabitant of Massachusetts inducted into or serving in the armed forces "shall be required to serve" abroad in an armed hostility that had not been declared a war by Congress under Article ...[read more]
January 27, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On January 27, 1973, representatives of the United States, North Vietnam, and South Vietnam signed the Paris Peace Accords, ending the Vietnam War. The United States's chief negotiator, Dr. Henry Kissinger, was awarded the 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for his role in concluding the treaty and ending ...[read more]
November 9, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On November 9, 1970, the Supreme Court voted 6-3 in Massachusetts v. Laird not to hear the case of the state's anti-draft law. Massachusetts had passed a law, which allowed its citizens to decline to fight in any undeclared war, even if the person was drafted. The law was passed in opposition to ...[read more]

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