January 23, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Thursday that would ban abortions supported by federal funding. The bill explicitly denies any health plans or facilities that are federally funded from expending tax-payer funds from being used for abortion services. Voting on the bill was timed to ...[read more]
January 14, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
Judges at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) on Tuesday denied a request from the ICTY prosecutor's office to revoke the provisional release of a Serb nationalist who was granted a temporary release from ICTY custody in November for health concerns. Vojislav ...[read more]
January 12, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear another challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The court rejected an appeal by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and the Alliance for Natural Health USA arguing that parts of the ACA were ...[read more]
January 8, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Thursday restarted genocide hearings against the former Khmer Rouge regime's surviving leaders. Proceedings had been postponed since November, when defense lawyers refused to participate because they were still working to appeal an ...[read more]
January 8, 2015
by Jacqueline Jones
A White House spokesperson said Wednesday that US President Barack Obama would veto proposed legislation that would reinstate the 40-hour work week requirement for employer health care coverage. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) reduced the original 40-hour work week requirement ...[read more]
January 6, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
Pennsylvania prison officials announced a settlement Tuesday promising specialized treatment for mentally ill inmates. The lawsuit was filed by the Disability Rights Network in March 2013. In an effort to deliver safe and appropriate mental health services, the state has agreed, "to divert inmates ...[read more]
January 5, 2015
by William Helbling
Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian was granted a one-month medical parole Monday by Taiwan's Ministry of Justice for treatment of neurodegeneration. Chen, 64, is currently in the fourth year of his 20-year sentence for corruption. While in prison Chen has been suffering from depression, ...[read more]
December 20, 2014
by Kyle Webster
The extent to which the Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires an employer to accommodate a pregnant employee is the subject of Young v. United Postal Service. The case began in 2006, when Peggy Young, a delivery driver for UPS, became pregnant. Her doctor advised her that she should not be lifting ...[read more]
December 19, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration said Wednesday that they will block hydraulic fracturing across the state. Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking is a controversial method of tapping natural gas deposits with high pressurized water. The method, commonly used in the local Marcellus ...[read more]
December 16, 2014
by Steven Wildberger
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to review an injunction preventing the implementation of Arizona's HB 2306, considered one of the strictest abortion laws in the country. The injunction, upheld in June by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, will remain in effect until a challeng... ...[read more]

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