April 1, 2015
by Taylor Gillan
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two bankruptcy cases. In Harris v. Viegelahn the court must decide "whether, when a debtor in good faith converts a bankruptcy case to Chapter 7 after confirmation of a Chapter 13 plan, undistributed funds held by the former Chapter 13 trustee ...[read more]
April 1, 2015
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Wednesday urged Tanzania to enforce its international obligations to prevent discrimination against women. The call comes after two women brought suit arguing that customary laws enforced in their communities contravened ...[read more]
April 1, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of deaf and hard-of-hearing prisoners alleging that the state and prison officials had failed to adequately accommodate the prisoners' heightened communication needs. The complaint, filed in the US District ...[read more]
April 1, 2015
by Peter Snyder
A military court in Thailand Tuesday sentenced a businessman to 25 years in prison for posting messages critical of the Thai royal family on Facebook. Theinsutham Suthijittaseranee was found guilty of five counts of of lèse majesté, with each count garnering a 10-year sentence. The sentence was r... ...[read more]
April 1, 2015
by William Helbling
Palestine became the 123rd state party to the Rome Statute Wednesday, officially joining the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Rome Statute of the ICC was signed and submitted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in January. A ceremony Wednesday included many ICC officials, judges, and ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center that the Supremacy Clause does not grant a private right of action to file a lawsuit. The court held that Medicaid providers do not have the ability to sue for an injunction to force compliance with the Medicaid Act. ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases regarding federal patent law on Tuesday. In Commil USA, LLC v Cisco Systems, Inc., the court must decide whether the federal circuit erred in holding that a defendant's belief that a patent is invalid constitutes a defense to induced ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
A US military judge ruled Monday that authorities at the Guantanamo detention center provide adequate medical care to Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the accused ringleader of the USS Cole bombing. The defense claimed that Nashiri was unfit to stand trial due to inadequate medical treatment. The judge ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
An Egyptian court on Tuesday acquitted 68 people, including members of the banned Muslim Brotherhood, who were charged with gathering illegally and attacking security forces earlier this year. The court's decision to free the activists is considered a rare move, as Egyptian authorities have been ...[read more]
March 31, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The US Department of Justice on Monday urged the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to reverse the injunction blocking the president's immigration executive action. The government is challenging the preliminary injunction issued last month that placed a hold on the executive action that ...[read more]

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