September 13, 2014
by Ann Schober
The European Court of Justice (EJC) ruled on Thursday that EU member states may authorize public libraries to digitize works contained in their collections without the consent of the rights holders. The ruling comes after the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany brought a lawsuit against ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Tuesday that creating a searchable book database and giving full digital copies of books to disabled people constitutes fair use. The Authors Guild sued HathiTrust, Cornell University and the presidents of four other universities over a claim ...[read more]
July 2, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday overturned a lower court decision that had allowed authors challenging Google's digital books project to sue as a group. Google has scanned more than 20 million books after partnering in 2004 with major libraries around the world, and ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US handed control of the Parwan prison at Bagram Air Base over to Afghanistan officials Monday, although the US retains control of 600 prisoners. These prisoners include Afghani detainees that the US fears will not be handled appropriately, as well as 50 Pakistani detainees. Approximately ...[read more]
February 2, 2012
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Jill Levenson, Associate Professor of Psychology at Lynn University, says that sex offender residency restrictions often do little to prevent repeat offenses because they are based on stereotypical notions of recidivism among sex offenders...Recently, the US Court of Appeals ...[read more]
January 21, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit ruled Friday that a policy in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, that bans registered sex offenders from entering the city's public libraries is unconstitutional. The court reasoned that the policy violated the fundamental right to receive ...[read more]
July 24, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On July 24, 2007, the city of New Haven, Connecticut became the first in the US to implement a law offering ID cards to undocumented immigrants. The controversial law allowed illegal immigrants of all ages to purchase identification cards that are indistinguishable from full citizens and allowed ...[read more]
February 23, 2010
by JURIST Staff
W.E.B. DuBois, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was born on February 23, 1868. Review the W.E.B. DuBois Papers at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and released FBI files on DuBois kept because of his affiliation with "communist front ...[read more]
September 23, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On September 23, 1901, Leon Czolgosz was put on trial for assassinating US President William McKinley at the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Learn more about the legal aftermath of the McKinley assassination from the University of Buffalo Libraries. ... ...[read more]
September 22, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
A US federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction requiring US Vice President Dick Cheney to preserve all his official records pending resolution of a lawsuit alleging that his office has failed to maintain records as required by law. In an opinion released Saturday, US District Judge Colleen ...[read more]

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