April 22, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-2 Tuesday in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action that the judiciary lacks the authority to overturn a Michigan voter initiative that amended the state's constitution to prohibit race- and sex-based discrimination or preferential treatment in public ...[read more]
February 12, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Spain's Parliament on Tuesday approved a bill that will diminish the powers of Spanish courts to pursue cases of genocide and other crimes against humanity committed abroad. The bill includes a clause to halt current investigations, including the arrest warrants issued on Monday for several former ...[read more]
January 10, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Justice and Human Rights Commission of Morocco's parliament on Thursday announced a proposal to amend Article 475 of the penal code, which allows rapists to avoid charges if they marry their victims. This practice is currently encouraged in countries such as Morocco and India, where the loss ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist George B. Washington of the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary discusses the repercussions of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action ...In the fall term of 2013, the US Supreme ...[read more]
May 14, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On May 14, 1974, former US Representatives Bella Abzug and Ed Koch of New York introduced the Equality Act in the US House of Representatives. The Equality Act was a proposal to expand the coverage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. The bill was ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Amos Guiora of the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law says that the US executive branch's practice of using drones to engage in the targeted killing of suspected terrorists should be subjected to some form of judicial review...Targeted killing sits at the ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Johnson of the Fordham University School of Law says that the US Supreme Courts' potential handling of proposed assault weapons ban legislation is uncertain because of an increasingly popular two-step analysis that is more suited to legislation placing a burden upon ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled Thursday that Michigan's voter approved initiative to ban consideration of race for applications to public universities is unconstitutional. In a split 8-7 decision, the court struck down Proposal 2, which banned affirmative action in public ...[read more]
October 17, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Pedro Sousa of Carneiro de Almeida & Pires Advogados says that the controversial Belo Monte dam proposal in northern Brazil violates the constitutional mandate to protect indigenous peoples and the environment...Social networks are undoubtedly the modern disseminators of ...[read more]
September 11, 2011
by Erin Bock
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit has agreed to a rehearing en banc to determine the constitutionality of an amendment to the Michigan Constitution banning affirmative action. Proposal 2 bans affirmative action in public employment, public education and state contracting. The decision ...[read more]

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