December 8, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. In Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl the court is considering whether the Tax Injunction Act (TIA) bars federal court jurisdiction over a suit brought by non-taxpayers to enjoin the informational notice and reporting requirements ...[read more]
November 21, 2014
by Allison Hall
On August 8, 2014 the US began airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. The US has since expanded its operations into neighboring Syria. President Obama and his administration proceeded with the airstrike campaign without official congressional approval. Debate surrounding the legality of the ...[read more]
August 19, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on Sunday signed a gun safety bill that will require background checks for all gun purchases in the state as well as the reporting of all lost and stolen guns. The new law expands the state's previous background check requirements, which covered gun purchases from ...[read more]
April 13, 2013
by Max Slater
The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday that exempts senior government officials from having to report their financial information online. The bill amends the Stop Insider Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act (STOCK Act) to remove many senior government officials from the ...[read more]
May 15, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
A judge for the District Court of Oklahoma County on Friday ruled that an Oklahoma law restricting how doctors may use abortion-inducing drugs to treat patients was a violation of the Oklahoma Constitution. The law required doctors prescribing abortion drugs to meet stricter requirements, ...[read more]
February 19, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On February 19, 2010, Oklahoma state court judge Daniel Owens ruled that a state law making it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the gender of a fetus and requiring numerous reporting requirements violated the Oklahoma Constitution. Owens found that the Statistical Reporting of ...[read more]
December 25, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On December 25, 2008, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed anti-corruption legislation passed by the Russian parliament earlier that month. Medvedev pushed anti-corruption reforms after taking office in May of that year. The new law imposed income reporting requirements on persons holding ...[read more]
February 21, 2010
by Steve Czajkowski
Oklahoma state court judge Daniel Owens ruled Friday that a state law, making it illegal for a doctor to perform an abortion based on the gender of a fetus and requiring numerous reporting requirements, violates the Oklahoma Constitution. Owens found that the law, called the Statistical Reporting... ...[read more]
September 27, 2009
by Safiya Boucaud
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) Saturday announced that three more detainees have been released from the Guantanamo Bay prison. Two Uzbek detainees were transferred to Ireland and one Yemeni national was transferred to Yemen. According to the DOJ's release:As directed by the ...[read more]
July 23, 2009
by Abigail Salisbury
Russian officials announced on Wednesday that the body of Russian human rights activist Andrei Kulagin had been found in a quarry. Kulagin, the former head of rights group Spravedlivost, had been missing since May. Although officials did not comment on the cause of death, Spravedlivost director ...[read more]

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