December 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on Thursday condemned the removal of two Maldives Supreme Court justices including Chief Justice Ahmed Faiz Hussain. The dismissal of the justices stems from an amendment to the Judicature Act, 2010 passed on December 10 by the Maldives parliament, ...[read more]
December 19, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An Egyptian court on Thursday convicted 40 supporters of former president Mohammed Morsi for committing violence last year in the wake of Morsi's ousting by the Egyptian military. The group of Islamists were found guilty by a criminal court of burning churches, shops and police stations in the ...[read more]
December 11, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Thursday for the cancellation of a plan formulated by Thailand's military government that encourages prisoners to work on fishing boats, citing the widespread abuse in the Thai fishing industry. The plan announced by the Thai labor minister last week would begin ...[read more]
December 11, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday overturned the insider trading convictions of two former hedge fund traders. Defendants Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson were convicted in May 2013 on charges of "conspiracy to commit insider trading and insider trading in violation of 18 ...[read more]
December 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court agreed last Friday to add three cases to the docket for the upcoming term. The first case, Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. involves state-issued specialty license plates and whether the First Amendment's free speech protection allows state ...[read more]
December 8, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) issued a press release Friday declaring 2014 "a devastating year for children" citing the 15 million children affected by violent conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the State of Palestine, Syria and Ukraine. Beyond the newly erupted ...[read more]
December 5, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Police in Bosnia and Serbia, as part of a joint investigation and operation, arrested 15 individuals Friday accused of perpetrating the massacre of 19 unarmed men during the height of the Balkan conflict. The men are accused of orchestrating the 1993 Strpci massacre where Bosnian Serb militiamen ...[read more]
December 5, 2014
by Peter Snyder
US Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday that a civil rights investigation by the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the Cleveland Division of Police discovered "a pattern or practice of unreasonable and unnecessary use of force." The investigation, which began in March 2013, was sparked ...[read more]
December 4, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A coalition of 17 states led by Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott filed suit against President Barrack Obama Wednesday challenging his executive action on immigration. Abbott sharply criticized the president's action stating that "he President is abdicating his responsibility to faithfully enforce ...[read more]
December 4, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate allegedly suffering from severe mental illness. The inmate, Scott Panetti, was sentenced to death for the killing of his parents-in-law in 1992. The per curium opinion ...[read more]

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