July 17, 2014
by Neil Devlin
Washington DC had a set of gun laws that made owning a handgun illegal without a special one-year permit. An additional lock-and-trigger requirement prohibited keeping loaded "fire-ready" guns in DC homes. A policeman, Dick Heller, applied for a permit to possess a handgun in his Washington home. ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist W. David Ball of Santa Clara School of Law argues that the recent trend of states and cities?most recently in Washington, DC?to pass legislation decriminalizing marijuana is a step in the right direction, but does not go far enough towards elevating the problems an... ...[read more]
April 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday signed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession in the District of Columbia for up to an ounce. The proposed law would make possession of marijuana a civil violation with a penalty of $25, which is a substantial change from the prior ...[read more]
January 26, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Abbey Marr, Harvard Law School, Class of 2014, discusses how Texas has placed undue burdens on women seeking abortions...On April 12, 2011, I was working as a case manager at the DC Abortion Fund when we received an urgent call from a clinic. Congress had reinstated its ban ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Amy Mathieu
Washington, DC, Mayor Vincent Gray, signed into law the DC Drivers Safety Amendment Act of 2013 on Monday, which will allow the District Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue "limited purpose" driver's licenses to undocumented DC residents. Gray introduced the bill in May, saying, "the ...[read more]
September 15, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled Friday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted within its authority to work with six states and Washington, DC, in promulgating the Final Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load for Nitrogen, Phosphorus ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
This feature has been updated, as of June 6, 2014. Please refer to State Bans on Affirmative Action for the most recent information. On June 4, 1965, US President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered a commencement address at Howard University in Washington, DC, that applauded efforts by the federal ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
This feature has been updated, as of June 6, 2014. Please refer to State Bans on Affirmative Action for the most recent information. On June 4, 1965, US President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered a commencement address at Howard University in Washington, DC, that applauded efforts by the federal ...[read more]

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