December 21, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Egyptian prosecutors on Saturday referred former President Mohamed Morsi to trial for charges of organizing a 2011 prison break, spreading chaos and abducting policemen in the country. The trial for these charges will be the third trial that has been referred by prosecutors since Morsi was ousted ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
US District Court for the District of Utah on Friday ruled that Utah's constitutional and statutory bans on same-sex marriage violate due process and equal protection guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Constitutional Amendment 3, which amended Utah's constitution to ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The EU Court of Justice ruled Thursday that in countries in which same-sex couples cannot legally marry, same-sex couples in a legal union are entitled to the same legal benefits as married couples. The case stemmed from an employment benefits issue in France that was appealed to the court before ...[read more]
December 13, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The UN team investigating the use of chemical weapons in Syria reported on Thursday that it has found credible evidence that chemical weapons have been used on numerous occasions throughout the Syrian Civil War. The Mission to Investigate Allegations of Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
We are proud to announce the release of a new JURIST endeavor: the JURIST Podcast. On a monthly basis, our editors, contributors, professional staff and other friends of JURIST will get together to discuss the issues of the day. We hope that the podcast will allow us to treat your ears to the same ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Ian Everhart
We are proud to announce the release of a new JURIST endeavor: the JURIST Podcast. On a monthly basis, our editors, contributors, professional staff and other friends of JURIST will get together to discuss the issues of the day. We hope that the podcast will allow us to treat your ears to the same ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Wednesday granted the US government's motion for a temporary delay in enforcement of a court order banning genital searches at Guantanamo Bay. The searches at issue are being conducted any time a detainee is transported to the area for ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday ruled that plaintiffs who were challenging an anti-terrorism law on grounds that it could stifle freedom of the press lacked standing to challenge the law, but noted that there are parts of the law that should be reviewed. The National ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court on Monday stayed the execution of death row inmate Warren Lee Hill, which was scheduled for 7:00 PM that night. Hill's attorney, Brian Kammer, issued a statement Monday afternoon announcing that the court had decided to delay the execution in ...[read more]
June 14, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Egypt's Court of Cassation, its highest court, on Thursday overturned the jail sentence of former prime minister Ahmed Nazif and ordered a retrial on charges of illicit gains. The court overturned his sentence pursuant to Article 166 of Egypt's 2012 Constitution, which states that charges can ...[read more]

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