June 30, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School comments on the statement made by Donald Sterling and how the public outcry should give us pause to consider the underlying issues ... Unless you've been completely avoiding TV, the Internet, newspapers, magazines and likely your ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Tashbook of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the constitutionality of the Los Angeles law prohibiting the use of a vehicle for living quarters... Nothing offends constitutional sensibilities quite like a local ordinance that sets police against poor ...[read more]
June 21, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law which prohibits people from living out of their vehicles. Prior to the decision from the federal appeals court, the act of using a vehicle "as living quarters either overnight, day-by-day, or ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday ruled that the state's system for tenure and seniority for public school teachers is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs, nine California public school students, challenged five provisions of the California Education Code that provide ...[read more]
October 22, 2013
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Theodore Seto of the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles says the US Supreme Court's decision in US v. Windsor will not be its last concerning same-sex marriage, due to its repercussions on federal and state law interplay...In US v. Windsor, the US Supreme Court struck down ...[read more]
June 28, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, examines the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry...In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there is simply no one left standing to appeal ...[read more]
June 21, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, examines the implications of the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona...To answer the question in the title: not so much. Monday came and went without a "blockbuster" decision by ...[read more]
June 13, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday in American Trucking Associations, Inc. v. Los Angeles that federal law preempts certain provisions of an agreement that trucking companies must sign before they can transport cargo at the Port of Los Angeles. In an opinion by Justice Elena Kagan, ...[read more]
June 5, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in a Los Angeles federal court, alleging that Border Patrol and immigration officers are guilty of coercing hundreds, or possibly thousands of Mexican nationals into signing their own deportation documents and forfeiting their ...[read more]
April 8, 2013
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Karl M. Manheim of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles says Twitter should comply with French law, but only within that jurisdiction....A French court recently ordered Twitter to hand over the account information of users who had posted anti-Semitic and racist tweets. The court ...[read more]

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