March 5, 2015
by Alexandra Farone
The US Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act. The Senate needed 67 votes to override the veto, but the vote fell short with a final count of 62-37. The votes were cast along partisan lines, with all Senate Republicans and ...[read more]
February 25, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
US President Barack Obama issued his third presidential veto Tuesday, rejecting the Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act for circumventing national interest determinations. Objections to the heavily-Republican supported bill raised environmental concerns, and Obama had previously voiced his intention ...[read more]
January 16, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder on Thursday vetoed gun legislation supported by the National Rifle Association (NRA) and approved by both chambers of the Republican-controlled state legislation. Governor Snyder, a Republican endorsed by the NRA in his bid for reelection last fall, felt pressure ...[read more]
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]

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