November 29, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Thursday announced a nationwide anti-crime campaign following the September 26 disappearance of 43 students who were en route to Iguala to protest lack of funds for their school. The plan will allow Congress to dissolve local governments and give state ...[read more]
November 6, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Nevada citizens on Tuesday voted to approve the creation of an appellate court in Nevada. Previously, the state's 10 district courts could hear appeals from municipal and justice courts, but the Nevada Supreme Court was required to hear appeals from cases originating in district courts, because ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Tashbook of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the constitutionality of the Los Angeles law prohibiting the use of a vehicle for living quarters... Nothing offends constitutional sensibilities quite like a local ordinance that sets police against poor ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Dutch prosecutors on Thursday said that more than 5,000 people in the Netherlands have filed complaints against Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders for discrimination following anti-Moroccan comments Wilders made during municipal election campaigning. Prosecutors are currently reviewing ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A municipal court in Russia on Tuesday sentenced several prominent Russian opposition leaders, including Aleksei Navalny, to jail sentences of up to 10 days for participating in a rally near the Kremlin on Monday. More than 400 protesters were detained Monday after demonstrators gathered on ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Neil Devlin
Detroit's population was over 1.8 million residents in 1950, and it held the fifth spot on the list of America's most populous cities. That was the peak of the city's population. In fact its population has seen a decline in every census thereafter. Detroit lost over half of its population in the ...[read more]
December 4, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
A judge for the US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ruled Tuesday that the city of Detroit is eligible to file for bankruptcy under Chapter 9 of the US Bankruptcy Code, marking the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history. In an oral ruling, Judge Steven Rhodes ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by G. Redd
The First Department of the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division on Tuesday uphled the lower court's March ruling that a municipal agency cannot ban large portions of sugary drinks. Although the court conceded that over-consumption of high sugar content beverages is directly related to ...[read more]
May 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On May 20, 1996, the US Supreme Court held unconstitutional Amendment 2 to Colorado's state constitution because it violated the Equal Protection Clause. Amendment 2 prohibited the state and municipal governments from enacting, adopting or enforcing anti-discriminatory legislation that protected ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Spanish Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a city ban on wearing veils over the face in municipal buildings, finding that the law infringes on religious freedom. The city of Lleida, in Catalonia, was the first Spanish city to impose such a ban, but only about 3 percent of its population is ...[read more]

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