May 29, 2015
by William Helbling
The Parliament of Greenland voted Wednesday to enact laws that will legalize same-sex marriage and allow for same-sex couples to participate in adoption. The new marriage law, which passed with unanimous support, reforms previous legislation enacted in 1989 that allowed for same-sex "civil ...[read more]
May 28, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
US prosecutors on Wednesday charged 14 top FIFA officials with offenses including racketeering, money laundering and bribery, alleging that the men used partnerships with sports marketing executives to solicit more than $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to support various sites of FIFA World ...[read more]
May 28, 2015
by Laura DeGeer
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday struck down abortion restrictions in Arkansas, ruling that the 12-week limit on seeking an abortion places an unconstitutional burden on women within the state. The restrictions included tests to determine if there was a detectible ...[read more]
May 27, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the injunction against President Barack Obama's recent executive action on immigration should remain in effect pending appeal. Many of the initiatives, which would have provided relief from deportation to more than 4 million ...[read more]
May 27, 2015
by Matt Belenky
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Wellness International Network Ltd. v. Sharif that bankruptcy judges have the power to make final judgments in certain legal disputes. In so ruling the Supreme Court reversed and remanded an appellate court decision finding that the bankruptcy court did not ...[read more]
May 27, 2015
by Matt Belenky
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday announced a settlement with the Cleveland police department, which has agreed to adopt stringent standards over how and when its officers can use force. The results of a DOJ investigation announced in December found a pattern of "unreasonable and ...[read more]
May 27, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Commil USA, LLC., v. Cisco Systems, Inc. that a "good faith" belief of a patent's invalidity is not a defense to a claim of induced patent infringement under 35 USC 271(b). Commil USA, which holds a patent for technology that allows wireless devices to move ...[read more]
May 27, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Tuesday in Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter that the Wartime Suspension of Limitations Act (WSLA) applies only to criminal offenses, and that its first-to-file bars claims related to others already filed only as long as ...[read more]
May 26, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to rule in a major voter equality case, noting jurisdiction in Evenwel v. Abbott. The question presented is: "whether the 'one-person, one-vote' principle of the Fourteenth Amendment creates a judicially enforceable right ensuring that the districting process ...[read more]
May 26, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian's trial began on Tuesday in Tehran's Islamic Revolutionary Court with a hearing that was closed to the public. Rezaian, a US-Iranian dual citizen has been detained in Iran for 10 months on charges of espionage and giving information to hostile ...[read more]

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