November 19, 2014
by Brittany Felder
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday requested an emergency stay postponing same-sex marriage in the state. The request comes after the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit refused to block same-sex marriage in the state. Wilson requested that Chief Justice Roberts issue a ...[read more]
April 28, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Columnist Adam R. Banner discusses the recent controversies surrounding the executions in Oklahoma... "They say lethal injection causes no pain. How do they know? Did someone come back from the dead and say they didn't feel anything?" These prolific words, uttered by inmate Groves in the ...[read more]
April 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring on Friday filed an appellate brief in support of the district court's ruling that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The brief, filed with the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, argues that the state's statutory and ...[read more]
March 15, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq must not push blindly forward in its goal of de-Ba'athification, but rather consider the harm that such absolute changes pose to fairness and process ...Last month, a special panel of Iraq's highest ...[read more]
December 11, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Norman Reimer, the Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, argues that there should be a universal rule for deciding which law should be used at the time of appeal if the law has changed during the appellate process...Imagine a criminal ...[read more]
October 20, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Amnesty International (AI) on Friday urged the government of Gambia to allow time for seven men facing execution to make the maximum use of the appellate process after the Gambia Supreme Court upheld their convictions for treason. Because the court's ruling was handed down on a Friday afternoon ...[read more]
December 6, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 6, 2007, the US Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would allow television coverage of all open US Supreme Court hearings. The Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2007 would have permitted the Supreme Court to televise all open sessions, unless a majority of the court ...[read more]
April 21, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The lawyer for imprisoned US journalist Roxana Saberi on Tuesday appealed her recent conviction for espionage. A spokesperson for the Iranian judiciary reportedly said that he hoped her eight-year sentence would be changed. On Monday, Iran's top judge Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrud urged a... ...[read more]
April 20, 2009
by Benjamin Hackman
Iran's judiciary on Monday ordered fair appellate proceedings for a US journalist convicted this week of espionage and sentenced to eight years in prison. Iran's top judge Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahrudi said the appeal by journalist Roxana Saberi, a dual US-Iran citizen who was original... ...[read more]
December 6, 2007
by Steve Czajkowski
The US Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved a bipartisan bill that would allow television coverage of all open US Supreme Court hearings. The Sunshine in the Courtroom Act of 2007 would permit the Supreme Court to televise all open sessions, unless there is a majority vote amongst the ...[read more]

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