November 16, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Friday upheld a Mississippi campaign finance law that requires disclosure of political contributions. The Mississippi campaign finance law states that a person or group who contributes more than $200 to any ballot initiative must file a financial ...[read more]
November 8, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan approved a plan on Friday to resolve Detroit's seven billion dollars of debt and return the city to solvency. The plan includes settlements regarding post-employment benefits claims, tax obligations, insurance, and "the Grand Bargain" ...[read more]
October 18, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) expressed concern over the Maldives's Supreme Court's prosecution of five members of Maldives's Human Rights Commission, following the commission's written submission for OHCHR's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the country's human ...[read more]
August 21, 2014
by William Hibbitts
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday announced a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America (BOA) to settle claims that it sold precarious mortgage-backed securities to investors. Of the $16.65 billion, $9.65 billion will be split among federal and state entities while the remaining ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
UN experts on the rights and status of migrant workers on Monday renewed calls to states urging the signing and ratification of a treaty more than 10 years old. The International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families has only been ratified ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general on Thursday denounced the decision by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) to ban the short selling of stocks. Affirmed on nearly 80 percent of final judgments, the ECJ's advocate general, Niilo Jaaskinen, rejected the measure ...[read more]
February 13, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday that Israel violated of the laws of war with at least 18 airstrikes launched during the November 2012 fighting in Gaza. HRW stated that the airstrikes killed at least 43 Palestinian civilians, including 12 children. The laws of war provide that only military ...[read more]
December 12, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven D. Schwinn of the John Marshall Law School in Chicago says that, despite recent Supreme Court campaign finance decisions, the First Amendment still leaves opportunity for reform via creative public finance systems, tighter contribution limits and increased disclosure ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
2/19/2013: Supreme Court granted certiorari in campaign finance case 11/7/2012: Colorado, Montana passed ballot measures seeking campaign finance reform 10/24/2012: Seventh Circuit allowed cap on campaign contributions for upcoming election 10/23/2012: Supreme Court rejected challenge of ...[read more]
October 24, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a challenge to limits on the political contributions that donors can make to candidates running for Montana state offices. Montana's campaign finance law limits the individual contributions to gubernatorial and lieutenant governor candidates to $500 and ...[read more]

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