August 21, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America (BOA) to settle claims that it sold precarious mortgage-backed securities to investors. Of the $16.65 billion, $9.65 billion will be split among federal and state entities while the remaining ...[read more]
August 21, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday ordered a deadline of October 1 for the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide a list of documents to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform relating to the failed law enforcement program Operation Fast and Furious ...[read more]
August 19, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Groups supporting same-sex marriage on Monday urged the US Supreme Court not to put a hold on a lower court ruling that would allow same-sex couples in Virginia to marry. After the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit declined to stay its decision declaring Virginia's voter-approved same-sex ...[read more]
August 18, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in violation of international human rights laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. Based on interview research conducted between November 2013 and June 2014, terrorism ...[read more]
August 15, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Prince William County clerk of court Michele McQuigg in Virginia filed an emergency stay application at the US Supreme Court seeking to block the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruling declining to stay its decision declaring Virginia's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban to be ...[read more]
August 9, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Administrative Court in Egypt on Saturday dissolved the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the political wing of the Muslim Brotherhood. The decision came after the Parties Affairs Committee (PAC), responsible for granting licenses to newly-formed parties in Egypt, issued a report ...[read more]
August 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Argentina initiated legal proceedings against the US Thursday in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over US interference in the restructuring of Argentina's foreign debt. Argentina contends that the US violated its sovereignty and immunities as a result of judicial decisions adopted by US ...[read more]
August 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Trial Chamber of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) found former Khmer Rouge leaders Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan guilty of crimes against humanity committed between 17 April 1975 and December 1977. They were sentenced to life imprisonment. As the first top-level ...[read more]
August 5, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) released a report Monday finding that the New York City Department of Correction has routinely violated the constitutional rights of male teenagers at the Rikers Island jail complex. The report was released after a multi-year investigation pursuant to the Civil ...[read more]
August 4, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
An education advocacy group on Monday filed suit in New York to challenge the state's teacher tenure laws, becoming the second group in the state to do so. The challenges, brought by the New York City Parents Union and the Partnership for Educational Justice, claim that existing laws protecting ...[read more]

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