October 1, 2014
by William Helbling
Oklahoma women's healthcare providers on Tuesday filed suit in state court stating that Oklahoma's laws restricting non-surgical abortion procedures are unconstitutional. The petitioners claim that Oklahoma House Bill 2684 "is an unconstitutional intrusion on women's reproductive rights that will ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Massachusetts law creating a 35-foot protester-free buffer zone around the entrance or driveway of an abortion clinic is unconstitutional. In McCullen v. Coakley the court considered the questions of whether the buffer zone, created by the Reproductive ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Wednesday against Aereo, an online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. In American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. the court held that Aereo performs petitioners' works publicly within the ...[read more]
May 10, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday rejected a challenge to new Environmental Protection Agency standards for manufacturing plant air pollutant output. The petitioners had requested review of a final rule by the EPA regarding minimum National Ambient Air Quality ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A group of Uganda rights activists on Tuesday petitioned the country's Constitutional Court to overturn a recent law criminalizing the promotion and recognition of homosexual relations. President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill into law last month, which imposes life sentences for those convicted ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Asch, Vermont Law School Class of 2014, discusses United Air Regulatory Group v. EPA and argues that the petitioners lack standing to challenge EPA's controversial rule regulating greenhouse gas emissions from stationary sources ...In Utility Air Regulatory Group v. ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied a motion by Guantanamo Bay detainees to end forced feeding of hunger-striking prisoners. The petitioners maintained that the practice was cruel and that it would interfere with their religious practices during the ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has jurisdiction to review petitioners' takings claim. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) and the California Raisin Marketing Order require ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On April 16, 1862, US President Abraham Lincoln signed "An Act for the Release of certain Persons held to Service or Labor in the District of Columbia" into law. The act abolished slavery in the District of Columbia and created a three-commissioner panel to review petitions for compensation from ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On October 31, 2011, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases involving ineffective assistance of counsel, during which the Court was asked to determine how poor legal advice regarding plea bargaining should impact guilty verdicts. The first case was Lafler v. Cooper; one party's ...[read more]

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