April 7, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a class action lawsuit on Monday on behalf of a Vietnam-war veteran, requesting that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) promptly adjudicate his pending disability benefits application. The named plaintiff, Conley Monk Jr., is a ...[read more]
March 13, 2015
by Emelina Perez
President Barack Obama on Friday will release details about the creation of a new advisory committee in efforts to improve conditions in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as he visits a VA facility in Phoenix, Arizona. The committee will consist of business leaders, members of veteran ...[read more]
February 27, 2015
by Valerie Howell
A Belgrade court on Friday considered whether to wipe the treason conviction against General Draza Mihailovic for his efforts supporting the Nazi regime during World War II. Serbian nationals showed up in droves to the courthouse to witness the decision on Mihailovic's oft contested legacy, and ...[read more]
September 28, 2013
by Fangxing Li
JURIST Guest Columnist Ginger Grimes, University of California, Irvine School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the recent announcement by the Department of Justice regarding veteran same-sex couples benefits and advocates that the place of celebration rule should be adopted...Last month, a federal ...[read more]
September 8, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
A judge for the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Friday declined to dismiss a class action lawsuit filed by disabled members of the Canadian military seeking to invalidate a veteran compensation law that limits payments to disabled veterans. Last year disabled veterans joined together to ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A judge for the US District Court for the Central District of California held Thursday that Title 38's exclusion of same-sex spouses regarding veteran's benefits is unconstitutional. Tracey Cooper-Harris, a 12-year Army veteran, sued the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) after it denied her ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has been at the center of much debate in the past decade. The process has had an enormous impact on the energy industry in the US, particularly with regard to natural gas markets. Natural gas will continue to play an important role in the energy future of the US, ...[read more]
February 26, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Judge Consuelo Marshall of the US District Court for the Central District of California on Monday allowed a US Army veteran's challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to move forward. Marshall refused to dismiss the lawsuit despite the Department of Justice (DOJ) calling for the case to be ...[read more]
March 6, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnists Nick Tiger of Servicemembers United and Danielle Hawkes of The American Military Partner Association argue that the DOJ decision to allow military and veteran benefits for same-sex couples will lead to a Supreme Court ruling on whether heightened scrutiny should be applied ...[read more]
March 1, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On March 1, 2011, the US Supreme Court ruled 8-0 in Henderson v. Shinseki that the 120-day statute of limitations for challenging a denial of veteran's benefits is not jurisdictional. The decision overruled an earlier decision from the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which had ...[read more]

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