April 26, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Department of State (DOS) released a statement Thursday condemning the imprisonment of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev and calling for his release. Aliyev was sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and a three-year ban from holding public office for on charges of illegal ...[read more]
November 27, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UK's commission on strengthening devolution, the Smith Commission, concluded on Thursday that Scotland's parliament should have more independence in certain matters. The commission, which was set up by Prime Minister David Cameron, recommended that Scotland's parliament should have the power to ...[read more]
August 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
A court in Azerbaijan on Thursday upheld the pre-trial detention of top human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev. Aliyev was arrested in 2011 on charges including illegal commercial activity, tax evasion and abuse of power. Earlier this month he was jailed for at least three months. Aliyev's lawyer ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Lawsuits challenging the enforcement of ACA have argued that the law violates various portions of the Constitution, most notably the Commerce Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 3), the Tax and Spending Clause (Art. 1, Section 8, Clause 8), the Supremacy Clause (Article VI, clause 2), and the Tenth ...[read more]
April 15, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On April 15, 2010, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HSS), per an order from President Barack Obama, advised hospitals that accept Medicare and Medicaid funding to broaden patient rights. These rights include honoring any advance directives created by a patient, which usually dictate ...[read more]
July 12, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On July 12, 1909, Congress passed the Sixteenth Amendment, giving Congress the power to collect income taxes. The Amendment was ratified and went into force in 1913.Learn more about the history of the 16th Amendment. ... ...[read more]
August 14, 2007
by Michael Sung
A Bangladeshi court on Tuesday sentenced 15 members of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) to seven years for extortion and three years for manipulating elections. The defendants, twelve of whom were convicted in absentia, include BNP party workers, leaders, and a former lawmaker; they will ...[read more]
April 23, 2006
by Elizabeth Schultz
A US federal prosecutor said Friday that proceeding with a US trial of former Russian nuclear energy minister Yevgeny Adamov on charges of fraud, money laundering, and tax evasion for diverting to his own use as much as $9 million in US aid earmarked for security improvements at Russian nuclear ...[read more]
January 23, 2006
by Krista-Ann Staley
Russia's most senior judge has predicted that the Kremlin's growing power will eventually result in a dictatorship if it remains unchecked by the country's judiciary. Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation Valery Zorkin made his comments in a Reuters interview ...[read more]
August 18, 2005
by D. Wes Rist
The Nepalese Royal Commission for Corruption Control arrested two government officials Thursday and issued an arrest warrant for a third on corruption and tax evasion charges adding up to nearly $400,000 (USD). Director-General of Inland Revenue Department Abanindra Kumar Shrestha and Ministry of ...[read more]

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