August 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 to allow veterans to seek private care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities and provide money for the VA to hire more doctors and nurses. The legislation ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday reversed a lower court ruling prohibiting the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles from issuing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), an organization ...[read more]
July 2, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Raymond J. Toney of the Law Offices of Raymond J. Toney discusses the case for Amnesty for soldiers with PTSD who received other than honorable discharges... The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan saw the participation of more than two million American service members. Over 6,500 ...[read more]
March 3, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
Five veterans of the Vietnam War filed a class action lawsuit on Monday in the US District Court for the District of Connecticut accusing the military of failing to upgrade the discharges of veterans who developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The complaint, which names the US Army, Navy ...[read more]
November 8, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) grants disability claims for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) caused by in-service sexual trauma at significantly lower rates than it has granted claims for PTSD arising from other causes, says a report released on Thursday by the American Civil ...[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]
September 5, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced Wednesday that it will no longer enforce a federal law that denies same-sex spouses veterans benefits. In a letter, Attorney General Eric Holder informed Congress that the DOJ will not enforce the provision of Title 38 defining a spouse as a person of ...[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]
August 26, 2013
by Addison Morris
A spokesperson for European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding said Monday that Croatia may face legal action for failure to comply with EU extradition law. Days before entering the EU on July 1, the Croatian government changed the country's laws to prevent extradition of suspects for crimes ...[read more]

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