August 28, 2011
by Aman Kakar
Cole County Circuit Court of Missouri issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday enjoining the State of Missouri from implementing Missouri Revised Statutes 162.069.4, which prevents students and teachers from communicating through social networking sites that cannot be accessed by school... ...[read more]
August 28, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Friday ruled that there is a clearly-established First Amendment right to film police officers performing their duties in a public space. The case stems from a 2007 incident, when police officers arrested Simon Gilk after he openly recorded ...[read more]
August 7, 2011
by Aman Kakar
Military judge Colonel David Conn sentenced Specialist Adam Winfield to three years in prison, demotion to private and a bad-conduct discharge on Friday for involuntary manslaughter in the death of an Afghan civilian. Winfield pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and to smoking hashish. ...[read more]
August 7, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling invalidating the Inmate Sex Change Prevention Act, which prohibited the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (DOC) from providing transgender inmates with hormone treatment. The district court invalidated the ...[read more]
July 10, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected two appeals from Swiss Muslims challenging Switzerland's ban on construction of minarets. The court ruled that the appeals were inadmissible because the complaints failed to meet the requirements of Article 35 Section 3 and 4 of the European ...[read more]
July 10, 2011
by Aman Kakar
Lawyers associated with Thailand's outgoing ruling Democrat Party filed papers with the Election Commission on Friday challenging the Puea Thai party's election victory. The filings seek to dissolve the Puea Thai party on grounds that the party's campaign involved former prime minister Thaksin ...[read more]
June 25, 2011
by Aman Kakar
A judge for the US District Court Southern District of Indiana on Friday issued a preliminary injunction against two provisions of a controversial Indiana immigration law. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a class action lawsuit in May challenging the two provisions, one which ...[read more]
June 25, 2011
by Aman Kakar
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) on Friday signed legislation allowing same-sex couples to marry in the state. The New York State Senate had passed the Marriage Equality Act 33-29 earlier that day following weeks of negotiations. The act eliminates any legal distinctions between opposite-sex and ...[read more]
June 4, 2011
by Aman Kakar
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed concern regarding the escalation of violence in Syria and called for end to the repression by security and military forces. Ban cited 70 deaths in the last week, disturbing reports of the deaths of children under torture, live ammunition and ...[read more]
June 4, 2011
by Aman Kakar
The US State Department (DOS) urged the Chinese government on Friday to release protesters arrested for the peaceful protests in Tiananmen Square in June 1989. Friday marked the twenty-second anniversary of the suppression of the protests in Tiananmen Square. The DOS also asked the Chinese ...[read more]

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