October 20, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
JURIST Guest Columnist D'Arcy Kemnitz, Executive Director of the National LGBT Bar Association discusses reasons why the "gay panic" defense should be outlawed...Just over a year ago, barely a dozen states recognized lesbian and gay marriages. Today, following a sea of change spurred on by rapidly ...[read more]
September 12, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio on Thursday struck down a contested law in Ohio, known as the false statements law, which barred people from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about candidates in the course of a campaign or nomination ...[read more]
June 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Argentine federal judge Ariel Lijo on Friday charged Amado Boudou with bribery and abusing his position in negotiations with the objective of obtaining benefits for himself and others. Boudou is accused of conducting business incompatible with Articles 256, 258 and 265 of the Argentine penal code. ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer that employees of Fifth Third Bank can proceed with a lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duties over an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). As part of the benefits Fifth Third offers to employees, they are able ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday called for intensive efforts to address the issue of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C), calling the practice a form of gender-based discrimination that violated the right to be free from torture. Pillay stressed that FGM/C ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison that when a bankruptcy court lacks jurisdiction to enter a final judgment, the bankruptcy court can still issue proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to be reviewed de novo by the district court. ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Wednesday granted an injunction that temporarily exempts more than 200 Catholic employers from providing insurance coverage for birth control under the of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Catholic ...[read more]
May 9, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A federal judge ruled Thursday that the state of Indiana must recognize the out-of-state marriage of a same-sex couple during the couple's legal battle to have the name of one of the women listed as spouse on the death certificate of her terminally ill partner. The preliminary injunction, granted ...[read more]
May 5, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell to determine what it means to satisfy the Telecommunications Act's "in writing" requirement. The court shall determine whether a state or local government document determining that an application to place, ...[read more]
April 30, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Six Ohio couples on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The lawsuit, filed in the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, challenges the constitutional prohibition against same-sex marriage, approved by voters in 2004. The lawsuit alleges ...[read more]

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