March 31, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the hasty and sloppy manner in which Iraq's highly controversial draft Shi'i Personal Status Law was prepared ... There has been much controversy over the Iraqi cabinet's approval of a draft Shi'i ...[read more]
October 2, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Montgomery County Register of Wills D. Bruce Hanes on Tuesday appealed a lower court order to cease issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Hanes, who began granting marriage licenses to same-sex couples following Attorney General Kathleen Kane's statement ...[read more]
September 13, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday ordered a Philadelphia court clerk to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The Montgomery County Register of Wills court clerk Bruce Hanes issued 116 marriage licenses to same-sex couples after the state's Attorney General Kathleen Kane said the ...[read more]
August 13, 2013
by Endia Vereen
Lawyers for the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Governor Tom Corbett argued In a legal filing on Monday that a Montgomery County Register of Wills decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a separation-of-powers violation that "risks causing serious and limitless harm" in ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by G. Redd
The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday filed a petition in the Commonwealth Court seeking to stop the Montgomery County Register of Wills from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. D Bruce Hanes of Montgomery County was allegedly acting under the guidance of Attorney General ...[read more]
March 14, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
China uses the same strict organ donation procedures when accepting organs from executed criminals as any other organ donations, an anonymous senior Chinese Supreme Court official told the state Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday. The court official said that China only harvests organs from executed ...[read more]
March 30, 2006
by David Shucosky
The Australian government has threatened to overturn a proposed same-sex civil union bill in the Australian Capital Territory unless substantial changes are made. The bill, introduced by ACT Chief Minister Jon Stanhope, would be the first of its kind in Australia and would grant same-sex couples ...[read more]

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