March 24, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday on individual retirement accounts (IRAs) and their interaction with bankruptcy. In Clark v. Rameker the court will decide whether an inherited individual retirement account is exempt from a debtor's bankruptcy estate under Section 522 of the ...[read more]
March 15, 2014
by Max Slater
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee ruled Friday that Tennessee must recognize the out-of-state marriages of three same-sex couples while they pursue a lawsuit attempting to overturn the state's ban. Article XI Section 18 of Tennessee's constitution, also known ...[read more]
March 13, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday rejected without comment an emergency application to block enforcement of an ordinance that effectively prohibits the possession of large-capacity ammunition magazines by civilians in a California city. Section 9.44.050 of Sunnyvale Ordinance ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Tara Pakrouh, Widener University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses Merck & Co.'s $100 million settlement concerning the corporation's NuvaRing contraceptive device, the board's liability and the fiduciary duties it owes to its shareholders...In a December 2000 email ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas ruled Wednesday that Article 1, Section 32 of the Texas constitution, which defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, violates the federal constitutional guarantee of equal protection and due process. The lawsuit ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Thursday struck down Virginia's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. In 2006, Virginia voters ratified an amendment (Article I section 15-A) to the Virginia Constitution, which deemed marriage as a union only between a ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The lower house of Belgian Parliament gave final approval on Thursday to a bill that would extend the country's euthanasia law to certain cases of terminally ill minors. The legislation, approved by a vote of 86 to 44 with 12 abstentions, would extend a 2002 law that allows euthanasia for ...[read more]
February 14, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday struck down a California concealed weapons rule, ruling it violates the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The rule required concealed weapons applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a concealed weapon, be of "good ...[read more]
February 13, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Four married same-sex couples have joined with the Forum for Equality Louisiana in filling a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Louisiana Constitution's prohibition against recognizing same-sex marriages performed legally in other states. The Louisiana Constitution as amended in 2004 ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The Wisconsin branch of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. Article XIII, Section 13 of the Wisconsin Constitution defines marriage as between one man ...[read more]

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