November 24, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
UK Home Secretary Theresa May on Monday outlined the new Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill to combat ongoing national security threats. The bill will expand the power of authorities to suspend outgoing and incoming international travel of persons that are reasonably believed to be traveling to ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Baicker-McKee of the Duquesne University School of Law notes that the Supreme Court unanimously overturned the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in ruling that a declaratory judgment action does not affect the court's jurisdiction or shift the parties' ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Tuesday. In Smith v. United States the court heard arguments on the burden of proof in conspiracy cases. At issue is a jury instruction that allowed jurors to assume that the defendants did not abandon the conspiracy unless the defendants ...[read more]
June 18, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Smith v. United States, which deals with the burden of proof in conspiracy cases. The case involves two individuals who have been sentenced to life in prison for their connections to a large drug ring which has been tied to several murders. The ...[read more]
June 1, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 1, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Berghuis v. Thompkins that when Miranda warnings are properly given, a person wishing to invoke the right to remain silent must do so unambiguously. The court overturned a ruling by the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which held that ...[read more]
April 2, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
JURIST Guest Columnists Valerie Demont and Janaki Rege Catanzarite of Pepper Hamilton LLP discuss the futility of non-compete clauses in India, contending that Indian courts remain sensitive to the possibility that employers may try to use restrictive covenants as a back-door means of restraining ...[read more]
December 17, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Tom Parker: The Obama administration's announcement that it intends to move War on Terror detainees not cleared for release to the Thomson Correctional Facility changes very little beyond enabling President Obama to honor the letter, if not the spirit, of his pledge to close t... ...[read more]
June 18, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Gross v. FBL Financial Services, Inc., US Supreme Court, June 18, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Gross v FBL... ...[read more]
December 8, 2008
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Peake v. Sanders, the Court considered whether the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) bears the burden of proof that it adequately informed a veteran of the information needed to process a benefits claim under the Veterans ...[read more]
December 17, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Jasna Sarcevic Jankovic: The location, arresting and transfer of Ratko Mladic and the other three indictees to The Hague is not only our international obligation, but also our moral duty. The fact is that Serbia has so far fulfilled most of its obligations towards the International Criminal T... ...[read more]

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