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]
January 4, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The Supreme Court of Nepal rejected legislation on Saturday that proposed amnesty for those responsible for serious rights abuses during the country's civil war. A Maoist-led government proposed the legislation last year as part of a planned Truth and Reconciliation Commission aimed at healing the ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Stan Cox of New England Law | Boston says that the US Supreme Court should use great caution in its application of general personal jurisdiction doctrine to the facts of the Daimler AG case ... If the justices are not careful in their handling of the case, Daimler AG coul... ...[read more]
August 3, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay an injunction that will allow for the early release of nearly 10,000 California inmates by the end of the year. The six-justice majority offered no explanation for their ruling. Three justices dissented, calling the injunction a "terrible injunction." ...[read more]

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