December 17, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced policy changes to the US-Cuba relationship. Obama has directed Secretary of State John Kerry to reestablish diplomatic relations and to review Cuba?s designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism. He also announced "steps to increase travel, comme... ...[read more]
December 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled Tuesday that parts of US President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration are unconstitutional. Judge Arthur Schwab found that the president's action exceeds the scope of executive authority: "The court holds ...[read more]
November 11, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
US President Barack Obama on Monday said that he strongly supports the concept of net neutrality, the idea that providers should treat all Internet data equally and not give preferential treatment. Specifically, net neutrality is aimed at curbing large companies who could use their power to enter ...[read more]
November 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
US President Barack Obama formally nominated Loretta Lynch on Saturday to serve as the next attorney general. Obama urged the US Senate to confirm her nomination quickly, though it is unclear whether Congress would confirm her nomination during its current session or wait until January when the ...[read more]
September 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation from the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday. Holder, appointed in February 2009, was the first African-American to hold the position of Attorney General in the US and has had one of the longest terms as Attorney General. In his remarks ...[read more]
August 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ten victims of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program have signed an open letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to declassify the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the program. The letter, which was coordinated by international human ...[read more]
August 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
US President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the Department of Veterans Affairs Management Accountability Act of 2014 to allow veterans to seek private care outside the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities and provide money for the VA to hire more doctors and nurses. The legislation ...[read more]
August 8, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses the ongoing conflict in Gaza ... By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, members of the US Congress, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have aided ...[read more]
July 31, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker of the House John Boehner to move ahead with a lawsuit which would challenge President Barack Obama's 2013 decision to waive the federal healthcare law's employer mandate without Congress's consent. The measure ...[read more]
July 22, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. The order also explicitly bans discrimination against transgender employees of the federal government. The order does not include a ...[read more]

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