April 27, 2015
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Monday in Kingsley v. Hendrickson over whether excessive-force claims brought by pre-trial detainees should be governed by the standard applicable to free people on the street, or instead by a standard like the one applicable to convicted criminals in ...[read more]
April 22, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Horne v. Department of Agriculture over a government program that requires California raisin farmers to turn over a portion of their crop. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 (AMAA) and the California Raisin Marketing Order ...[read more]
April 20, 2015
by Peter Snyder
In closing remarks at the 13th UN Crime Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Sunday in Doha, Qatar, Executive Director of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Yury Fedotov called on member states to implement the Doha Declaration to combat transnational crime and bolster criminal ...[read more]
April 19, 2015
by Dominic Yobbi
UN officials congregating at the 13th UN Crime Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Doha, Qatar ,on Saturday called on member states to implement new standards for eliminating violence against children. The standards were approved by the UN General Assembly in December and are ...[read more]
April 19, 2015
by Emelina Perez
Afghanistan must strengthen its criminal justice system to provide protection for women victims of domestic violence, according to a report released Sunday by the the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The report said ...[read more]
April 16, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Alabama and 12 other states filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court on Wednesday in support of the three-drug combination being used in Oklahoma for executions. Lethal injection executions in many states have been put on hold until the Supreme Court considers Glossip v. Gross, a case ...[read more]
April 15, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the fairness of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) for allowing members of Congress and their staffs to receive subsidies for their health insurance. US Senator Ron Johnson and one of ...[read more]
April 9, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
Chechen immigrant Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Wednesday on 30 federal charges relating to the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. The attack, supposedly meant to punish America for perceived harm against Muslims, was perpetrated by Tsarnaev and his brother, Tamerlan, who together placed two ...[read more]
April 8, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The UN Special Rapporteur on minority issues, Rita Izsák, called on the countries of the world Wednesday to focus on human rights struggles of the Roma people and to take action to end discrimination and racism. Wednesday marks International Roma Day. Izsák urged nations to protect minority ...[read more]
April 7, 2015
by Bradley McAllister
The Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School filed a class action lawsuit on Monday on behalf of a Vietnam-war veteran, requesting that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) promptly adjudicate his pending disability benefits application. The named plaintiff, Conley Monk Jr., is a ...[read more]

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