September 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to acquire a warrant before using drones for surveillance. In his veto message Brown expressed his belief that the measure went too far, stating that while there are "undoubtedly circumstances ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed a bill on Friday that would have codified the rights of students to pray voluntarily in school and at school events. The bill would also codify students' right to organize prayer groups, clubs or events, to wear religious jewelry or clothing and to express ...[read more]
March 29, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin on Friday vetoed an abortion bill that would have prohibited abortions later than 20 weeks after conception. The House passed the bill by a vote of 85-15 with two delegates not participating. The bill passed the West Virginia Senate a few days earlier. West ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashutosh Bhagwat of University of California, Davis School of Law argues the US Court of Appeals' decision to uphold the ban on American flag shirts at Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo may have constituted a heckler's veto over the rights of free speech ...On February ...[read more]
February 27, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Wednesday vetoed controversial Bill 1062, which would have permitted state business owners to refuse service to individuals for "religious reasons," and which has largely been denounced by critics as sanctioning discrimination against LGBT individuals. The bill was ...[read more]
January 17, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen refused Thursday to ratify a law that would partially criminalize marital rape, calling it "un-Islamic." The law was passed by the Maldivian Parliament 67-2 last month. While the law would not have criminalized all cases of marital rape, it would have outlaw it ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Beshai, Loyola Law School Class of 2015, discusses California's new gun laws...The gun rights discourse has occupied the media spotlight during the past several years owing to the horrific gun violence at Sandy Hook and, most recently, at the D.C. Naval Yard. On ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law and vetoed several gun control bills on Friday. Of the 17 bills awaiting gubernatorial approval, 11 were signed into law, including measures requiring buyers of long guns to obtain firearm safety certificates, phasing out the use of lead in ...[read more]
October 8, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
California Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Monday that would have permitted lawful permanent immigrants to serve on juries. The bill's supporters compared disqualifying permanent residents to outdated laws that preventing women and minorities from serving on juries, while the opposition felt ...[read more]
August 16, 2013
by Blake Lynch
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory vetoed a bill on Thursday that would have mandated drug testing for some public benefit applicants in the state. North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, a supporter of the bill, released a statement expressing disappointment in the governor's veto. In the ...[read more]

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