December 3, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday upheld a federal law that prohibits corporate and campaign advertising on public radio and television. In a 9-2 ruling the court held that such advertisements threatened the educational missions of public media, and that the government has a ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
State secretary at the Justice Ministry of Hungary Robert Repassy announced on Thursday that the government is proposing new constitutional amendments to reduce criticism over its 2012 constitutional amendments. Repassy stated that the amendments would contain new rules on the recognition of ...[read more]
July 24, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that blocked enforcement of a 2003 law regulating the promotion of tobacco products. The 2003 law requires shops that sell tobacco to display health warnings and limit the size of advertisements. Health for Millions, a non- ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), also known as the McCain-Feingold Act, is a federal law that amended FECA, changing the nature of campaign finance, specifically in the realm of soft money. FECA had previously been amended to limit individual contributions and expenditures by ...[read more]
March 12, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Our Spring 2013 Fundraising Drive is approaching the halfway point, and we need your help to reach our goal. We've been delighted to see so many of our supporters from as far away as the Netherlands and as close as our own office building declare their financial support for JURIST. But there's ...[read more]
November 3, 2012
by Max Slater
A judge for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court ruled on Thursday that the state of Pennsylvania may continue to display advertisements touting its voter ID law even though the court prevented the law from taking effect before the November 6 election. Pennsylvania has been running ads that say " ...[read more]
October 27, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on Friday rejected a request to expedite briefing on a challenge to voter ID advertisements. The plaintiffs, which include civil rights groups such as the League of Women Voters (LWV), the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ...[read more]
October 19, 2012
by Jordan Barry
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Rose, staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania argues that the state of Pennsylvania has made it difficult for voters to obtain the requisite voter identification for the upcoming election and that the law was properly enjoined..."When voting ...[read more]
October 16, 2012
by Peter Snyder
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday proposed legislation that would ban tobacco advertisements and public smoking and raise taxes on tobacco products. On his video blog Medvedev acknowledged that 44 million Russians—a third of the entire population—are nicotine dependent, mak... ...[read more]
April 13, 2012
by Jerry Votava
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday struck down parts of a federal statute that prohibit public broadcasters from transmitting public issue and political advertisements. The suit was brought by the Minority Television Project on behalf of its public television station KMTP ...[read more]

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