July 11, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A US citizen was released from a Thai prison Tuesday on a royal pardon that commuted a two-and-a-half-year sentence for defaming the Thai royal family. Thai-born Joe Gordon (Thai name Lerpong Wichaikhammat), 55, is a Colorado used-car salesman who was arrested last May while vacationing in ...[read more]
December 11, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On December 11, 2008, the Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies voted to amend their country's constitution to eliminate the requirement that the Grand Duke of Luxembourg must approve legislation before it becomes law. The amendment reduces the Grand Duke's legislative role under Article 34 of the ...[read more]
March 8, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
The Malaysian Federal Court ruled Monday that the 1998 removal of opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim as deputy prime minister was constitutional. Anwar had challenged his removal on the grounds that the removal was unconstitutional because then-prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who fired Anwar ...[read more]
September 22, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On September 22, 1896, Queen Victoria became the longest-reigning monarch in English history. One of the country's most successful rulers, Victoria oversaw the expansion of the British Empire to its greatest height of power during her reign of 63 years and 7 months.Read Victoria's speeches to ...[read more]
December 12, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Luxembourg Chamber of Deputies on Thursday voted to amend the country's constitution to eliminate the requirement that its Grand Duke approve legislation before it becomes law. The country's parliament passed the amendment by a vote of 56-0, with one abstention. It reduces the Grand Duke... ...[read more]
October 2, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The Russian Supreme Court on Wednesday declared the 1918 killing of Tsar Nicholas II an act of political repression. The ruling, long sought by the Tsar's descendants, is seen an exoneration of the country's last monarch, who had been villainized as Bloody Nicholas si... ...[read more]
December 24, 2007
by Dennis Zawacki II
Representatives of Nepal's leading political parties signed an agreement Sunday that would abolish the country's monarchy as part of a plan to bring members of Communist Party of Nepal- Maoists (CPN-M) back into the country's government. The agreement contemplates calling a special asse... ...[read more]
August 31, 2007
by Jaime Jansen
The Thai government said Friday that it has lifted a five-month ban on the popular video-sharing website YouTube, now owned by Google, after YouTube's site operator agreed to prohibit offensive videos from appearing on the site. Thailand banned access to YouTube and several other websites in A... ...[read more]
August 22, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Texas Gov. Rick Perry Wednesday rejected a call by the European Union to halt all executions in the state. In a statement, a spokesman for the governor said:230 years ago, our forefathers fought a war to throw off the yoke of a European monarch and gain the freedom of self-determination. Texans ...[read more]
April 9, 2007
by Alexis Unkovic
The government of Thailand said Monday it will continue to block access to the popular video-sharing website YouTube until Google, YouTube's owner, agrees to remove video clips deemed offensive to the country's monarch. Thailand originally banned access to YouTube and several other websites... ...[read more]

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