April 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Washington DC Mayor Vincent Gray on Monday signed a bill that would decriminalize marijuana possession in the District of Columbia for up to an ounce. The proposed law would make possession of marijuana a civil violation with a penalty of $25, which is a substantial change from the prior ...[read more]
February 25, 2014
by Kyle Webster
The ongoing saga of major bank settlements with the Department of Justice, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is mostly the result of the economic crisis of 2007-2008. Prior to this time, Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase & Co. sold billions of dollars in mortgage loans and mortgage securities to ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Detroit on Friday filed a lawsuit in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan seeking to invalidate the $1.44 billion of debt the city sold to finance by establishing "sham" service corporations to facilitate the debt sales, and claiming and that all contracts or obligations ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Madagascar's electoral court ruled on Friday that ex-finance minister Hery Rajaonarimampianina was properly elected president despite allegations that the election was rigged. The court ruled that Rajaonarimampianina won 53.5 percent of the vote while his opponent Jean Louis Robinson, former ...[read more]
January 11, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Friday, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Apple Inc. did not infringe on any of Google Inc.'s Motorola Mobility patents in the creation of the iPhone. Motorola Mobility, newly acquired by Google in the attempt to gain their patents, claimed on appeal that Apple had ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Dan Epstein of Cause of Action discusses the upcoming Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission...Last month, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a campaign finance case that legal commentator Jeffrey ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Briffault of the Columbia Law School says that McCutcheon v. FEC could upend a central element of campaign finance doctrine but even if the court's judgment is less radical than that, the erosion of restrictions on the electoral role of great private wealth will ...[read more]
October 26, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), acting in its capacity as conservator for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, on Friday announced a $5.1 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co.. The FHFA alleged that JPMorgan misrepresented the quality of the sub-prime mortgages and mortgage securitie... ...[read more]
October 8, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a campaign finance case. In McCutcheon v. FEC the court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) limit on individual campaign contributions. The court previously held in Buckley v. Valeo that limits on ...[read more]
September 25, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A new report by the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC) on Tuesday revealed that most countries still have legal disparities that prevent women from engaging in economic activity. The report determined that in 90 percent of all surveyed 143 economies, there was at least one ...[read more]

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