December 1, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Access to Justice (A2Justice) and eight other civil rights groups brought Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan before the Federal High Court in Abuja Monday with the goal of forcing an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by members of the Nigerian military and the state-sponsored ...[read more]
June 19, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Griffen Thorne, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Class of 2015, discusses the intricacies of double jeopardy and the point at which jeopardy is thought to first occur... Double jeopardy is among the most complex doctrines of constitutional criminal procedure and ...[read more]
December 3, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a forum-selection clause may be enforced by a motion to transfer under 28 USC 1404 but may not be enforced by a motion to dismiss under 28 USC 1406(a) or Rule 12(b)(3) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The unanimous opinion in Atlantic Mar... ...[read more]
November 19, 2013
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Alfred Williams, Jr., St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the seventh article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Williams explores issues with New York City's current land use ...[read more]
June 7, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 7, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled that the word "mistake" in Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 15(c)(1)(C) refers to whether the party being added to the case in question knew or should have known about the dispute. Krupski v. Costa Crociere, which was argued in April 2010, was ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Tuesday in Marx v. General Revenue Corp. that Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 54(d)(1) allows fees to be awarded in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) even if the suit was brought in good faith. Petitioner Olivea Marx had a student loan debt through EdFund, ...[read more]
December 4, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases Monday. The first case, Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, concerned whether an issue at the center of a lawsuit is moot if an offer is made to settle with the potential plaintiff. Federal Rule of Civil Procedure (FRCP) 68 encourages settling ...[read more]
August 7, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Gisha organization human rights lawyer Sari Bashi on Tuesday expressed her concern over a civil regulations amendment by the Israeli Ministry of Justice. Scheduled to take effect on September 1, Amendment No. 4 of the Civil Law Procedure Regulations will require an identification number for a ...[read more]
May 27, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 27, 2011, Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit challenging South Dakota's law mandating that women seeking an abortion receive counseling and wait three days before the procedure. Judge Karen Shreier for the US District Court for the District of ...[read more]
May 18, 2012
by Cody Harding
On May 18, 2009, the US Supreme Court ruled in Ashcroft v. Iqbal, concerning a complaint filed against former US Attorney General John Ashcroft, FBI Director Robert Mueller and other officials. The Court held 5-4 that terrorism suspect Javaid Iqbal failed to adequately state a claim under Rule 8 ...[read more]

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