January 19, 2015
by Brittany Felder
Attorneys for four death-row inmates on Monday proceeded in a challenge to an Ohio law by filing a motion for a preliminary injunction. HB 663 is a measure providing for the confidentiality of entities involved in the manufacture of drugs for use in capital punishment by lethal injection, and of ...[read more]
December 25, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Four death row inmates filed a complaint on Wednesday challenging Substitute House Bill 663, a measure providing for the confidentiality of entities involved in the manufacture of drugs for use in capital punishment by lethal injection, and of the persons involved in executing a sentence of ...[read more]
November 2, 2014
by William Helbling
The National People's Congress of China on Saturday passed a new counter-espionage law in an effort to strengthen national security. State media reported that the new law will allow authorities to seal or seize any items or other properties linked to any acts of espionage. The enforcement of the ...[read more]
April 24, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma ruled Wednesday that two inmates' constitutional rights were not violated by keeping sources of lethal injection drugs secret. The 5-4 opinion affirmed the district court's declaratory judgment that denied the prisoners relief and reversed the declaratory judgment ...[read more]
September 16, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Philippine President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday signed a cybercrimes law to prevent various electronic offenses including forgery, fraud, identity theft and child pornography. The new crimes are grouped into two sections: Internet Crimes and Commercial Crimes. "Among the punishable acts under ...[read more]
April 20, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 20, 2011, the US Department of Defense (DOD) announced that high-value Guantanamo Bay detainee Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri will be subject to capital charges and tried in a military court. Nashiri was charged under the Military Commission Act of 2009 for plotting the bombing of the USS Cole ...[read more]
February 20, 2012
by Andrea Bottorff
A chief US military tribunal judge has ruled that the content of attorney-client mail inspected at the Guantanamo Bay prison is confidential and may not be released. Judge James Pohl made the decision earlier this month in the case of suspected USS Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, but the ...[read more]
January 23, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 23, 2006, the UK High Court rejected a review of guidelines that did not require parental consent for minors to receive contraception or abortion advice. A mother of five had brought the lawsuit, hoping to change the law to prevent girls under 16 years of age from getting confidential ...[read more]
June 23, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Thursday voted 6-3 to affirm the lower court in Sorrell v. IMS Health, finding Vermont's Prescription Confidentiality Law a violation of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. The law attempted to stifle the common practice of drug manufacturers gathering ...[read more]
June 8, 2011
by Zach Zagger
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unaimously Tuesday that a blogger does not have the same privilege to protect her sources as other journalists in traditional media. The court found that a New Jersey "shield law" allowing reporters to protect the confidentiality of their sources could not be ...[read more]

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