November 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
US President Barack Obama formally nominated Loretta Lynch on Saturday to serve as the next attorney general. Obama urged the US Senate to confirm her nomination quickly, though it is unclear whether Congress would confirm her nomination during its current session or wait until January when the ...[read more]
November 5, 2014
by William Helbling
The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily blocked the enforcement of two abortion related laws until their constitutionality is fully litigated. House Bill 2684, passed in 2012, limits medication abortions to the first seven weeks of a woman's pregnancy. Senate Bill 1848 provides for more ...[read more]
November 3, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal challenging the constitutionality of the Senate filibuster. The appeal was brought by four members of the US House of Representatives and the organization Common Cause and sought to overturn an April ruling by the US Court of Appeals ...[read more]
October 2, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
A team of 12 independent human rights experts from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights announced Monday the contents of a letter written to the government and the congress of the Republic of Colombia that argues Colombia should reconsider the possible adoption of Senate Bill- ...[read more]
September 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to acquire a warrant before using drones for surveillance. In his veto message Brown expressed his belief that the measure went too far, stating that while there are "undoubtedly circumstances ...[read more]
September 25, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Pennsylvania State Senate approved legislation Thursday that would legalize several forms of medical marijuana. Senate Bill 1182, proposed by state senator Daylin Leach, passed with strong support 43-7 and will now proceed to the State House of Representatives. The bill calls for the creation... ...[read more]
September 23, 2014
by G. Redd
JURIST Podcast host Genevieve Redd launches into a Summer Review and Fall Preview, including the hottest topics resolved in Courts around the world, as well as pressing questions for the Fall:The Rome Statute of the ICC as a lens for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. How does the conflict measure ...[read more]
September 11, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Missouri Legislature passed new abortion restrictions over the veto of Governor Jay Nixon Wednesday. Under the new requirement woman in Missouri must wait 72 hours after consulting a doctor before having an abortion, and the requirement does not grant an exception for instances of rape and ...[read more]
September 5, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday criticized the Mexican government for its failure to adequately investigate allegations of torture. According to the report, Mexican safeguards intended to prevent military and police forces from using torture as an investigative tool are woefully under- ...[read more]
August 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ten victims of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program have signed an open letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to declassify the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the program. The letter, which was coordinated by international human ...[read more]

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