December 15, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Monday in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens that a defendant seeking removal to federal court must indicate only a plausible allegation that the amount in controversy exceeds the jurisdictional threshold. The notice need not contain evidentiary ...[read more]
October 22, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
The Arizona Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) does not protect legal medical marijuana users from being charged with driving under the influence (DUI). The court reviewed the appeal submitted by Travis Darrah, a legal medical marijuana license holder, and ...[read more]
May 15, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday granted a stay of execution for a Texas inmate just hours before he was to be put to death in order to review his claim that he is intellectually disabled. Robert James Campbell, a 41-year-old convicted rapist and murderer, was to be the ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday reported that Libya has failed to grant due process rights to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi and other detained former government officials. On January 23 HRW interviewed Gaddafi, who revealed that he and the other detainees have been denied access to legal counsel. ...[read more]
September 19, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals in Austin overturned the conviction of former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX) on Thursday, concluding that the state failed to prove proceeds of criminal activity in its money laundering charges against DeLay. A three-judge panel voted 2-1 to overturn the ...[read more]
February 4, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A military judge on Monday refused to halt further hearings in the 2000 USS Cole bombing trial. The chief US military judge at Guantanamo Bay Colonel James Pohl held that the defense attorney failed to present any evidence supporting allegations of eavesdropping. Lawyers for Abd al-Rahim al- ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
JURIST Guest Columnist David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses his new book, which looks at the tendency of law enforcement to resist advances in scientific knowledge that undermine more "traditional" methods of police investigation...In the US today, consumers of news ...[read more]
August 26, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On August 26, 2005, DNA evidence confirmed that the remains buried in a Chicago grave were in fact those of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African American boy who was murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly flirting with a white woman. The two men charged with Till's murder were acquitted by an ...[read more]
July 25, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia released an accused Somali pirate Tuesday after prosecutors failed to produce sufficient evidence to proceed to trial. English-speaking Somali citizen Ali Mohamed Ali, 50, was scheduled to be tried next week on charges of conspiracy to ...[read more]
July 3, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
US computer chip maker Intel on Tuesday argued before the EU General Court that the European Commission used flawed and inadequate evidence when it imposed a fine against the company in 2009. Intel had brought the challenge two months after the Commission's decision to fine the company, claiming ...[read more]

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