December 9, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly ...[read more]
October 13, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
US District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos on Saturday filed a permanent injunction against the enforcement of a Texas voter ID law. The injunction follows a 147-page opinion issued on Thursday in which Ramos found that the voter ID law violates the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments of the US ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandy Davidson of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and School of Law discusses removal of a person's past information from the Internet and the potential slippery slope this creates ... By recognizing in May "the right to be forgotten," the European Union's ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously in Levin v. United States that the intentional tort exception in the Gonzales Act does not immunize individual government medical personnel against battery suits. Thus, instead of suing the entire government under the Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA) ...[read more]
January 16, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. The first, Levin v. United States concerned whether the Gonzales Act properly immunizes government medical personnel against battery suits. The Gonzales Act allows that certain medical malpractice suits may only be brought against ...[read more]
January 9, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Tuesday in the combined cases Ryan v. Gonzales and Tibbals v. Carter that there is no right to stay a federal habeas corpus proceeding until an inmate becomes competent. The court held, rather, that the proceeding can continue with only the attorney. ...[read more]
December 29, 2012
by Keith Herting
Philippine House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales III announced on Friday that Philippine President Benigno Aquino III had quietly signed into law on the 21st of December a bill which will make contraception, birth control, sexual education, and maternal care universally available to all ...[read more]
May 11, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The Malaysian Kuala Lumpur Foundation to Criminalise War (KLFCW) on Friday found former US president George W. Bush and seven administration officials guilty of war crimes after a symbolic trial. The five-member tribunal convicted Bush, former vice president Dick Cheney, former defense secretary ...[read more]
March 19, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in two capital cases. In Ryan v. Gonzales, the court will determine whether 18 USC § 3599(a)(2), which provides that an indigent capital state inmate pursuing federal habeas relief "shall be entitled to the appointment of one or more attorneys... ...[read more]
January 17, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 17, 2007, the US Supreme Court ruled that an alien convicted for aiding and abetting a theft offense can be deported under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In Gonzales v. Duenas-Alvarez, Luis Alexander Duenas-Alvarez, a permanent US resident, pleaded guilty to the unlawful d... ...[read more]

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