November 11, 2014
by William Hibbitts
A group of six school districts, seven parents and two advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Monday against the Pennsylvania Department of Education and others accusing them of not providing students an adequate education and discriminating against students because of their locality. The petitioners ...[read more]
September 23, 2014
by Michael Finley
JURIST Guest Columnist Omar Subat, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the second article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Subat discusses the US Supreme Court's decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry ...[read more]
June 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Executive Benefits Ins. Agency v. Arkison that when a bankruptcy court lacks jurisdiction to enter a final judgment, the bankruptcy court can still issue proposed findings of fact and conclusions of law to be reviewed de novo by the district court. ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Thursday signed the controversial Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, which prevents the state from taking any legislative action that would place a "substantial burden" on a person's exercise of religion. The law also requires a showing that ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Clapper v. Amnesty International that a coalition of attorneys, journalists and rights organizations do not have Article III standing to contest Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The coalition was represented by the American ...[read more]
November 8, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. The issue in the first case, Already, LLC v. Nike, Inc., was whether a federal court has Article III jurisdiction over a party's challenge to the validity of a trademark if the owner of the trademark has agreed not to sue the ...[read more]
April 8, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On April 8, 2010, the Supreme Court of the Philippines ruled that the prominent gay rights organization Ang Ladlad was allowed to field candidates in national elections as an accredited political party. The decision invalidated an order issued in November 2009 by the country's Commission on ...[read more]
February 3, 2012
by Cody Harding
On February 3, 2011, Judge Keith Starrett of the US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi dismissed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's (PPACA). Mississippi Lt. Governor Phil Bryant and 10 other residents filed a ...[read more]
February 1, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On February 1, 2007, the state of Montana filed a lawsuit against the state of Wyoming in the US Supreme Court, claiming that Wyoming had violated the Yellowstone River Compact, which allocates water rights between the two states and North Dakota. In the lawsuit, Montana alleged that Wyoming had ...[read more]
June 17, 2011
by Zach Zagger
US Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday defended his plans to prosecute terror suspects in federal civilian courts, responding to harsh criticism from Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) urging two Iraqi-born terror suspects in Kentucky be sent to the Guantanamo Bay military detention ...[read more]

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