September 10, 2014
by William Helbling
Indiana and Wisconsin each asked the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to determine if same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states. These petitions bring the total number of same-sex marriage cases before the court to seven. The main questions asked in these cases are whether states can refuse to ...[read more]
August 7, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Texas oil drilling company Dan A. Hughes Co. submitted legal responses Wednesday in response to a lawsuit, revoking their drilling permits in Collier County, commenced by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The drilling company filed two motions in the Collier County Circuit ...[read more]
June 19, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in United States v. Clarke that a taxpayer can only question Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials about their reasons for issuing a summons when he can "point to specific facts or circumstances plausibly raising an inference of bad faith." The ...[read more]
March 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
A court order from a special court in Pakistan on Thursday stated that the court will frame formal high treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf on March 31. The order also reiterated that Musharraf would be arrested if he failed to appear at his trial, and a non-bailable arrest ...[read more]
February 24, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear rule on three new petitions that address the scope of the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The Supreme Court denied the petitions, two of which were filed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), without opinion. In NRA v. Alcohol Tobacco and ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The Philippines Supreme Court ruled Tuesday the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012 (Act), which penalizes libel online, is constitutional, despite a number of petitions challenging the law on the grounds that it unjustly limits citizens' rights including free speech. The Act combats various online ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Thailand's Constitutional Court on Wednesday rejected petitions filed by both the ruling and opposition parties accusing each other of attempting to overthrow the country's government during recent elections. The court cited insufficient grounds for either claim brought by Prime Minister Yingluck ...[read more]
February 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Thailand's Democrat party, the country's main opposition political party, petitioned the Thai Constitutional Court Tuesday to annul the results of last week's national elections, alleging that the polls were unconstitutional. The petition also seeks the dissolution of the ruling party of Prime ...[read more]
January 31, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UN rights experts on Thursday welcomed the January 21 decision of the Supreme Court of India commuting the death sentences of 13 individuals following a finding that their petitions for mercy were unreasonably delayed. The court also commuted the death sentences of two other individuals on the ...[read more]
January 29, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday denied petitions for panel and en banc rehearing of its decision upholding California's law prohibiting licensed therapists from utilizing sexual orientation change efforts (SOCE), also known as conversion therapy. The plaintiffs in the ...[read more]

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