October 18, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Supreme Court on Saturday allowed Texas to enforce a strict 2011 voter identification law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The court provided no reasoning in its order, which will be in effect for November's general elections. Early voting in the state begins this ...[read more]
September 30, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist William Partlett, of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, discusses recent reforms to Russia's judicial system ... Russia is well known for having poor rule of law. Recent empirical research, however, suggests that this reputation is not completely justified. ...[read more]
September 22, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid on Monday signed into law the 16th Amendment to the nation's Constitution granting Parliament the ability to impeach Supreme Court justices. The signing of the 16th Amendment has been condemned by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) who had requested to ...[read more]
September 18, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Bangladesh Parliament on Thursday unanimously approved an amendment to the nation's constitution granting the parliament authority to impeach Supreme Court justices. The amendment, backed by the ruling Awami League, faced heavy criticism from judges who viewed the change as an attempt by the ...[read more]
June 30, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses some of the possible implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision on cell phone searches ... In one of the most significant Fourth Amendment rulings ever handed down by the Supreme Court, all nine ...[read more]
May 1, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that Pennsylvania's mandatory retirement age of 70 for judges is constitutional. A group of four judges from across the state, including Judges Benjamin Lerner and John Herron of Philadelphia, Leonard Zito of Northampton County and Gerald ...[read more]
April 19, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Iowa Supreme Court ruled on Friday that an Iowa mother should have sought court approval before arranging a vasectomy for her mentally disabled son. The court held unanimously that a vasectomy is a "major elective surgery," as well as a "nonemergency major medical procedure" that required ...[read more]
April 18, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the emails of Michael Mann, a former University of Virginia climatologist and professor, are exempt from disclosure under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli subpoenaed university records ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank International, which raises the issue of whether certain types of computer software are patent eligible under the Patent Act. Appearing on behalf of the government, US Solicitor General Donald Verrilli argued that the ...[read more]
January 30, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Pakistan Supreme Court dismissed former military leader Pervez Musharraf's petition on Thursday to review its 2009 verdict declaring the 2007 imposed emergency as unconstitutional. The 14 justices, led by Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, dismissed the petition stating that it was ...[read more]

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