January 27, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The Washington state legislature proposed bills on Monday to eliminate the death penalty. HB 1739 and SB 5639 are sponsored by Democratic Representative Reuven Carlyle and Republican Senator Mark Miloscia, respectively, and the bills will replace the death penalty with life imprisonment without ...[read more]
January 14, 2015
by Yuxin Jiang
JURIST Guest Columnist Pauline Wein, Valparaiso University Law School Class of 2016, discusses why sex workers should be paid even though their work is illegal...Suppose your employer fails to pay you for work you have done. The US Department of Labor states that your employer owes you back pay ...[read more]
November 27, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released a report detailing its concern that people hoping to gain their land back under the Victims Land and Restitution Law in Colombia may face problems ranging from bureaucracy to intimidation, causing them to fail to receive their land. The report, ...[read more]
May 5, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Robers v. United States that the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act (MVRA) requires restitution calculation based upon the property a lender loses, not upon the collateral the lender receives. In 2005, petitioner Benjamin Robers submitted fraudulent ...[read more]
May 2, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a settlement with eBay in a lawsuit accusing the company of making deals with Intuit not to recruit each others' employees. The deal between the two parties bars the company from engaging in any type of non-compete agreements with other ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in Paroline v. United States that a victim of child pornography may be entitled to restitution under 18 USC § 2259 but only to the extent the defendant's offense proximately caused the victim's losses. Doyle Paroline was convicted of possessing child ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in Robers v. United States. The case addresses the issue of whether a defendant who owes restitution for a fraudulently obtained loan returns a portion of the loan money by giving the lenders the collateral property that secures the money. ...[read more]
January 23, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Paroline v. United States, the court is considering whether a causal relationship must exist under 18 USC § 2259 between a defendant's conduct and the victim's harm in order for the victim to recover restitution. Doyle ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On February 25, 2008, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee objecting to a Tennessee state law that required convicted felons to pay outstanding financial obligations, including restitution and child ...[read more]
October 6, 2012
by Max Slater
The US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Friday sentenced the ex-superintendent of the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) to three and a half years in prison for manipulating state standardized test scores by removing low-performing students from classrooms. Judge David ...[read more]

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