August 25, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Sacha Baniel-Stark, New York University School of Law Class of 2016, discusses the botched execution of Joseph Wood and analyzes the dissenting opinion from the denial of Wood's motion to stay his execution, which argued that capital punishment by lethal injection is ...[read more]
April 9, 2013
by Julie Deisher
The High Court of Singapore has upheld a law banning intercourse between men as an "outrage on decency." Section 337A of the law outlaws intercourse between men in both public and private settings, and imposes punishments of up to two years in prison. While the provision has not been enforced ...[read more]
July 25, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms (NYCF) and Torah Jews for Decency (TJD) filed a complaint on Monday challenging the Marriage Equality Act, which allows same-sex couples to marry in the state. The plaintiffs argue, among other claims, that the law was enacted in violation of the New York ...[read more]
July 20, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 20, 2007, President George W. Bush signed an executive order prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment during the interrogation of terror suspects detained by the CIA. The order did not reveal which interrogation techniques were being employed, but prohibits "acts intended to denigrate the ...[read more]
March 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On March 15, 2006, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed a record $3.6 million fine against CBS stations and affiliates for violating decency standards by airing a graphic sex scene during a broadcast. The proposal levied the maximum fine of $32,500 against dozens of stations and ...[read more]
January 2, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 2, 2007, the New Jersey Death Penalty Commission recommended that the state abolish the death penalty, replacing it with a life sentence without the possibility of parole. A report endorsed by 12 of the 13 members of the commission concluded that there was "no compelling evidence that ...[read more]
March 25, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Thursday announced changes to the enforcement of the Don't Ask Don't, Tell policy to make it more difficult to expel openly gay service members from the military. The changes, set to take effect immediately, include raising the level of who can initiate a... ...[read more]
April 5, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Eva Herzer: The United Nations Charter, Covenants and Declarations set forth the internationally agreed upon standards of human ethics and decency necessary to protect the integrity and dignity of individuals and peoples. The current massive uprising of the Tibetan people is a textbook exampl... ...[read more]
July 20, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
US President George W. Bush Friday signed an executive order prohibiting cruel and inhuman treatment during the interrogation terror suspects detained by the CIA. The White House did not reveal what specific interrogation techniques were now disallowed, but the order prohibits acts intended to... ...[read more]
January 3, 2007
by Bernard Hibbitts
A New Jersey state commission recommended Tuesday that the state abolish the death penalty, replacing it with a life sentence without the possibility of parole. A report endorsed by 12 of the 13 members of the New Jersey Death Penalty Commission concluded that there was no compelling evidence... ...[read more]

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