April 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) found on Wednesday that Argentine authorities had failed to ensure equal access and use of prison services and facilities for a prisoner with disabilities. The CRPD stated that Argentina is obliged to not only correct the current ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Federal judge Timothy Black of the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio said Wednesday that Ohio must immediately recognize four same-sex marriages but stayed the broader effects of the ruling pending appeal in the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Staying that portion of ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
US Army Major General Jeffery S. Buchanan on Monday upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and prison sentence for turning over classified information to WikiLeaks. Manning is currently serving her 35-year prison sentence in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and she could be released as early as ...[read more]
April 14, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
An Egyptian court on Monday ruled that the militant organization Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis be officially considered a terrorist group. Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which means "Warriors of Jerusalem," has claimed responsibility for the majority of attacks on Egyptian military and police that have occurred ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
Amnesty International (AI) on Wednesday declared Egypt's continued detention of three Al Jazeera journalists charged with falsifying news and involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood "vindictive." Al Jazeera English staff Mohamed Fahmy, Peter Greste and Baher Mohamed, are accused of supplying ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the ACLU of North Carolina filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday seeking recognition of marriage from the state of North Carolina for three married, same-sex couples. In each couple, one member has a serious medical condition, and North Carolina's ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday made a statement in the Rwandan capital, Kigali, expressing regret for the UN's silence during the 1994 Rwandan genocide that resulted in the deaths of 800,000 people. Ban urged the international community to prevent such atrocities from occurring again ...[read more]
April 7, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied early review of a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM telephony bulk data collection program. Last December, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the NSA's program is likely ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The Center for Reproductive Rights announced Wednesday that it will file a new lawsuit against Texas House Bill 2, which requires physicians performing "surgical abortions" to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and also required certain compliance protocols relating to the ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the requirements to allege breach of fiduciary duties over an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, the court will determine the scope of the fiduciary duties that the trustees of an ESOP owe to the ...[read more]

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