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Virgin Islands top court permits second-parent adoptions by same-sex couples
May 21, 2015
The Supreme Court of the US Virgin Islands ruled Wednesday that second-parent adoptions by same-sex couples are permitted under Virgin Islands law. The children's fathers are anonymous sperm donors who knowingly waived all of their parental rights. The biological mother and her same-sex partner file....... [more]

Bin Laden aide sentenced for 1998 US embassy bombings
May 16, 2015
A top Osama bin Laden aide was sentenced Friday to life in prison for conspiring with other al Qaeda members in the 1998 bombings of two US embassies in Africa. A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York rejected Khaled al-Fawwaz's claims that he is not a violent man. P....... [more]

Webby Awards announce Law category winners
April 27, 2015
The annual Webby Awards in Law and more than 100 other subject categories were announced in New York Monday as the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences honored excellence in interactive design, creativity, usability and functionality on the Internet in 2015. Harvard Law project Perma.c....... [more]

Kenji Yoshino - JURIST Interview
April 21, 2015
JURIST Editorial Coordinator Arjun Mishra interviews famous Constitutional law scholar and author, Kenji Yoshino. Kenji Yoshino is one of the most prominent scholars of the Constitution and the Chief Justice Earl Warren Professor of Constitutional Law at New York University School of Law. His main a....... [more]

Federal appeals court rejects Argentina's contempt appeal in ongoing debt dispute
April 8, 2015
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday dismissed the Argentine government's appeal of a contempt charge in an ongoing dispute over Argentina's bond default in 2001. The contempt charge resulted after Buenos Aires refused to pay two US hedge funds and sought to sidestep a court o....... [more]

US citizen faces terrorism charges
April 3, 2015
The US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Friday charged Muhanad Mahmoud Al Farekh, a US citizen, with conspiring to provide material support to terrorists. The court issued a complaint and arrest warrant, alleging that Farekh "conspired with others to provide material support to....... [more]

Medical marijuana bill introduced in US House
March 25, 2015
A bipartisan bill seeking to change the US federal government's approach to medicinal marijuana was introduced in the US House of Representatives Tuesday. The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act of 2015, or CARERS Act, was introduced by Reps. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Do....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses lawsuit to protect US secrets on Iran
March 24, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a lawsuit against an anti-Iran advocacy group on Monday, claiming the case could raise national security risks by revealing state secrets. The order stems from a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek shipping company owner....... [more]

AIG to pay nearly $1 billion to shareholders in class-action settlement
March 23, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York gave final approval Friday to a $970.5 million settlement for shareholders of the insurance giant American International Group (AIG) to settle claims that shareholders were misled about the subprime mortgage exposure that led to....... [more]

DOD ordered to release detainee abuse photos
March 21, 2015
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York ruled Friday that the Department of Defense (DOD) must release photographs requested by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for images depicting the abuse of prisoners in Ir....... [more]

ACLU sues TSA over controversial passenger screening program
March 19, 2015
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the New York Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday in an effort to obtain documents from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regarding their behavior detection program used in airports across the country to spot....... [more]




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