October 7, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday struck down same-sex marriage bans in Nevada and Idaho. The court found that the bans violate same-sex couples' due process and equal protection rights. The three-judge panel rejected arguments that same-sex marriages are harmful to ...[read more]
October 7, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit ruled Monday that the Wisconsin voter ID law is constitutional. The ruling will allow the state to put the law into effect during the November 4 midterm elections. The ruling did not come as a surprise since the same three-judge panel reinstated the ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by William Helbling
Uganda's Constitutional Court in Kampala on Friday ruled to overturn their internationally scrutinized Anti-Homosexuality Act. It is reported that the court's panel of five judges decided to strike down the anti-gay law because they believed it didn't properly pass through Parliament. The Anti- ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
A panel of judges sitting for the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a lower court's ruling striking down Utah's constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The US District Court for the District of Utah struck down Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on ...[read more]
April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, ...[read more]
November 6, 2013
by Max Slater
The genocide trial for former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt will continue in January 2015, according to a Guatemalan court official. In May Rios Montt was found guilty of the genocide, torture and rape of 1,771 indigenous Ixil Mayans during his 1982-83 rule and was sentenced by a three- ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Mubarak's resignation from office was followed shortly by an announcement from SCAF that it would be lifting the country's emergency laws. Though the SCAF has attempted to democratize Egypt, its actions as well as the very nature of this executory body can be said to resemble the old d... ...[read more]
June 30, 2013
by Blake Lynch
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Friday ruled that a Fremont, Nebraska ordinance that bans renting to undocumented immigrants is constitutional. The panel held that the ordinance does not have an "impermissible effect by removing a class of aliens from the ...[read more]
June 2, 2013
by Blake Lynch
Egypt's highest court, the Supreme Constitutional Court (SCC), on Sunday held that the country's legislature and constitutional panel were illegally elected. While the constitutional panel has already dissolved, the legislature's upper house, the Shura Council, will not be dissolved until the ...[read more]
May 21, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Guatemala Constitutional Court on Tuesday overturned the genocide conviction of ex-dictator Efrain Rios Montt and ordered the trial to resume from the point that it was stopped on April 19. Earlier this month Rios Montt was found guilty of the genocide, torture and rape of 1,771 indigenous ...[read more]

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