October 16, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Amaury Reyes-Torres of Iberoamerican University (UNIBE), discusses Baskin v. Bogan and argues that the opinion presents an alternative approach to the equal protection standard of review for discriminatory acts...The right to equality or the right to equal protection of the ...[read more]
October 12, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday temporarily halted the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. On the same day, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit challenging the state's same-sex marriage ban. The stay is set to last until November 6, when oral arguments will ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates weighs in on the BP Oil Spill Settlement...Nowhere in the annals of American jurisprudence have we seen the courts and litigants make a mess of things as we have—and likely will continue to—in the infamous BP oil spill class... ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), in conjunction with a private law firm, filed a lawsuit in the Third Judicial District Court for the State of Utah Salt Lake County on Tuesday on behalf of four same-sex married couples in Utah. The couples were legally married in Utah after a judge ...[read more]
June 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On June 28, 2007, the Japanese Sapporo High Court dismissed a lawsuit from a group of Chinese plaintiffs claiming they were forced into slave labor in mines and factories during World War II. The judge found that the plaintiffs were illegally detained and transported to Japan for labor, but ...[read more]
June 20, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-3 Thursday in American Express Co. v. Italian Colors Restaurant that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not permit courts to invalidate a contractual waiver of class arbitration on the ground that the plaintiff's cost of individually arbitrating a federal statutory ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Maureen Cosgrove
UN experts on Tuesday urged the US House of Representatives to renew the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) which expired in 2011. The bill is intended to increase protections for Native American and Alaskan Native women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender victims, and immigrant victims and ...[read more]
December 31, 2012
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnist Rochelle Bobroff, Director of the Access to Courts Program for the Constitutional Accountability Center, argues that the American people need to be aware of their constitutional rights regarding the meaning of the Federal Arbitration Act as defined by Supreme Courts past and ...[read more]
November 16, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On November 16, 2011, the Senate Armed Services Committee agreed to a detainee provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012, which governed the handling and prosecution of suspected al Qaeda detainees. Subsequent to the adoption of the provision, the military would have complete ...[read more]
October 2, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Michael Hausfeld and Kristen Ward Broz of Hausfeld, LLP argue that the jurisdiction of US courts should apply to any entity that has a presence within the US...Addressing Petitioners' oral argument before the US Supreme Court in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum (Shell), ...[read more]

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