December 2, 2014
by Taylor Brailey
UN human rights experts on arbitrary executions and torture on Tuesday urged the state of Texas and the US government to prevent the execution of Scott Panetti, who was sentenced to death for killing his parents-in-law in 1992. The experts contend that Panetti, who is scheduled to be executed on ...[read more]
October 14, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday let stand an appeals court ruling that said the US Department of Justice (DOJ) could refuse to release a 2010 memo regarding phone record collection under an exception to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The court will not hear an appeal from civil liberties ...[read more]
September 14, 2014
by William Helbling
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced in a speech at the Thirty-Ninth Annual Convention of the Hispanic National Bar Association that migrant children who come across the border unaccompanied should have legal representation. In his speech Holder stated, "hough these children may not have a ...[read more]
December 17, 2013
by Kyle Webster
Recently, the Boeing Company and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) underwent a controversial legal battle that eventually resulted in the NLRB dropping the case in 2011. The charge against Boeing, a corporation that designs, manufactures and sells aircraft internationally, was led by Lafe ...[read more]
July 17, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Megan Lindsey, counsel for the National Council for Adoption, discusses the legal and practical impact of the US Supreme Court's decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl...I think the US Supreme Court got it right. We'll just start there. When I wrote on this case before, I ...[read more]
March 22, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Alba Morales, a researcher with Human Rights Watch, argues that indigent defendants are not receiving proper instructions regarding their right to counsel, a problem leading to uneducated plea bargains...The day's business in the Midland County Court Court-at-Law #2 in ...[read more]
March 22, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Wednesday in Missouri v. Frye that the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel applies during "all 'critical' stages of the criminal proceedings," including considerations of plea offers that lapse or are rejected. Respondent Galin Frye was offered ...[read more]
February 28, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On February 28, 2011, the Supreme Court of India ruled that under the Indian Constitution criminal defendants have a right to counsel and should have a lawyer appointed to them when they cannot obtain legal representation. The decision cited US Supreme Court cases, including Gideon v. Wainwright, ...[read more]
February 16, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Snider, Chief Counsel for the Pacific Justice Institute says that the Ninth Circuit panel in Perry v. Brown unanimously acknowledged that a right to same-sex marriage is not supported by Supreme Court or Ninth Circuit precedent, and that sexual orientation is not a ...[read more]
December 7, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Tuesday. In Williams v. Illinois, the justices heard the latest in a series of arguments over the Confrontation Clause and will decide if a defendant's rights are violated if the state permits an expert witness to testify about the results ...[read more]

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