April 2, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Tuesday that the administration of Florida Governor Rick Scott violated federal law when attempting to remove "non-citizen" voters from the rolls in the 2012 presidential election. The court ruled that the voter purge before the election ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Today, there are 32 states in the US that require voters to present identification at the polls in order to vote, including 17 states that have passed laws requiring a photo ID. Voter ID laws have become increasingly controversial as the 2012 presidential election approaches, precipitating legal ...[read more]
February 8, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On February 8, 2008, a French court sentenced Jean Marie Le Pen, the leader of France's right wing National Front party, to three months in jail for minimizing the Nazi occupation of France during World War II. The sentence included a 10,000 euro fine and was in response to Le Pen claiming that ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Ciara Torres-Spelliscy of the Stetson University College of Law discusses the proposed statutory and regulatory reforms that could curb the rising levels of spending by corporations in political campaigns...The US has just gone through its most expensive election ever. The ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of the Samford University's Cumberland School of Law says that the likelihood of vacancies on the Supreme Court during the next four years should make the Court an important issue in the election, even though it has largely been ignored by the current ...[read more]
June 7, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 7, 2011, the Egyptian government officially declared the Muslim Brotherhood a legal political organization. The declaration came as an Egyptian elections commission approved the Muslim Brotherhood's support of the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) for future elections. The Muslim Brotherhood ...[read more]
May 20, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On May 20, 2011, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for reforms to the country's legal system that would reinforce the rule of law. Some thought Medvedev's remarks concerning reform and his efforts to eradicate corruption were aimed at distancing him from Vladimir Putin, who ran against and ...[read more]
May 14, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On May 14, 2011, Belarus's Minsk City Court sentenced former presidential candidate Andrey Sannikay to a five-year maximum security prison sentence for organizing protests following the re-election of President Alexander Lukashenko in December 2010. Both the US and the European Union (EU) ...[read more]
February 2, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Kazakhstan's parliament on Wednesday approved amendments to the constitution which allow President Nursultan Nazarbayev to hold presidential elections in 2012 instead of extending his presidency until 2020. The bill was signed into law by Nazarbayev after unanimous approval by both houses of ...[read more]
January 14, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
The legal advisers for the US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Mike Mullen, have advised him to delay an internal effort to repeal the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, according to a Thursday Associated Press report. Mullen has reportedly received mixed input on whether... ...[read more]

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