November 18, 2014
by Colleen Mallick
Lawsuits were filed in Massachusetts and North Carolina federal district courts against Harvard University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday, arguing that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the country. The lawsuits contend that the US Supreme ...[read more]
October 2, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A judge from Georgia's Towaliga Judicial Circuit ruled Monday that death row inmate Warren Lee Hill has failed to meet the state's requirement to prove intellectual disability beyond a reasonable doubt as a bar to execution. Hill's lawyers argued Georgia's high standard for proving intellectual ...[read more]
September 16, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Bracknell, a career Marine officer, discusses ways to reform the military judicial system...For the past several years, the Department of Defense and the armed services have been thrashed by the media, victim interest groups, the civilian and military bars and ...[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]
May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday that a state law that makes the identity of an execution drug supplier a "confidential state secret" is constitutional. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed a lower court ruling that granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill's ...[read more]
March 7, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashutosh Bhagwat of University of California, Davis School of Law argues the US Court of Appeals' decision to uphold the ban on American flag shirts at Live Oak High School on Cinco de Mayo may have constituted a heckler's veto over the rights of free speech ...On February ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court Central District of California on Tuesday denied a motion by McGraw-Hill Companies and Standard & Poor's Financial Services (S&P), a unit of McGraw Hill Financial, to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the US government. The five billion dollar lawsuit accuses ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court on Monday stayed the execution of death row inmate Warren Lee Hill, which was scheduled for 7:00 PM that night. Hill's attorney, Brian Kammer, issued a statement Monday afternoon announcing that the court had decided to delay the execution in ...[read more]
July 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Warren Hill, a Georgia death row inmate with an undisputed IQ of 70, filed motions on Monday for a stay of execution with the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the US Supreme Court. In February, the Eleventh Circuit and the Court of Appeals of Georgia issued a stay on Hill's ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the US House of Representative advocated Wednesday for a law that would shield the press from giving information to a federal entity unless certain conditions are met. The push for legislation comes in response to an incident in which the US Department of ...[read more]

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