August 4, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
An education advocacy group on Monday filed suit in New York to challenge the state's teacher tenure laws, becoming the second group in the state to do so. The challenges, brought by the New York City Parents Union and the Partnership for Educational Justice, claim that existing laws protecting ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday ruled that the state's system for tenure and seniority for public school teachers is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs, nine California public school students, challenged five provisions of the California Education Code that provide ...[read more]
June 11, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay delivered her final address to the UN Human Rights Council as High Commissioner for Human Rights Tuesday. Pillay, a South African national, took up the post of High Commissioner in 2008, two years after the formation of the UN Humans Right Council. ...[read more]
October 7, 2013
by Max Slater
A Greek court on Monday found former defense minister Akis Tsochatzopoulos guilty of money laundering. The court also rendered guilty verdicts against 16 of Tsochatzopoulos's co-defendants, including his wife, ex-wife and daughter. The charges against Tsochatzopoulos stem from his issuance of ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Egyptian military on Wednesday deposed President Mohamed Morsi, suspended the nation's constitution and installed an interim government headed by High Constitutional Court judge Adly Mansour. Protests and demonstrations erupted throughout Egypt on Sunday calling for Morsi's resignation for ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On April 19, 2006, the Italian Court of Cassation confirmed Romano Prodi as the winner over incumbent Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the country's disputed general election. The judges had to examine over 43,000 provisional ballots before certifying that Prodi, of the center-left coalition, ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
Zambian authorities on Monday arrested former president Rupiah Banda on allegations that he misappropriated over USD $11 million during his three-year tenure in office. Banda allegedly channelled money from the sale of Nigerian crude oil into a private account instead of the nation's treasury. The ...[read more]
March 9, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 9, 2007, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for alleged misconduct and misuse of authority. General Musharraf seized executive power following the country's third military coup in 1999 and declared emergency rule in 2007, which the ...[read more]
January 20, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Federal prosecutors on Friday filed charges against Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for alleged real estate fraud involving a short sale of her home in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, and sale of a house in Florida. Hathaway ...[read more]
January 17, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
Pakistan's top anti-corruption official on Thursday refused to arrest Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf for corruption charges pursuant to a court order. Chief of the National Accountability Bureau, Fasih Bokhari, argued that there was insufficient evidence against Ashraf to arrest him for ...[read more]

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