November 21, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
US President Barrack Obama on Thursday announced execution action on immigration that would allow 4.7 million undocumented immigrants to stay in the US. The reform allows immigrants that have been in the US for more than five years or have children who are citizens to register and pass a criminal ...[read more]
November 13, 2014
by Addison Morris
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Wednesday struck down a Michigan law limiting the benefits received by same-sex partners in local government and public schools. Judge David Lawson blocked the law more than a year ago with an injunction. Seven months after ...[read more]
November 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. In T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell the court heard arguments on what it means to satisfy the "in writing" requirement of the Telecommunications Act. The court will determine whether a state or local government document ...[read more]
June 17, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Monday called for intensive efforts to address the issue of female genital mutilation and cutting (FGM/C), calling the practice a form of gender-based discrimination that violated the right to be free from torture. Pillay stressed that FGM/C ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma on Wednesday granted an injunction that temporarily exempts more than 200 Catholic employers from providing insurance coverage for birth control under the of Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The Catholic ...[read more]
May 5, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in T-Mobile South v. City of Roswell to determine what it means to satisfy the Telecommunications Act's "in writing" requirement. The court shall determine whether a state or local government document determining that an application to place, ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Ruthann Robson of the CUNY School of Law argues that allowing seemingly sectarian corporations to use religious beliefs as grounds for denying employees benefits mandated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act could create many problems ... Can a corporation ...[read more]
February 1, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On February 1, 2008, a unanimous New York state appeals court ruled that the state is legally obligated to recognize out-of-state same-sex marriages. The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) represented Patricia Martinez against her Rochester-based employer, Monroe Community College, which ...[read more]
January 10, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Michigan Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) policy granting health care benefits to same-sex domestic partners of state employees. Attorney General Bill Schuette argued against the policy, claiming that, by extending the policy to provide health ...[read more]
October 23, 2012
by Sarah Posner
The Dane County Circuit Court on Monday denied Wisconsin Attorney General JB Van Hollen's request to delay invalidating certain provisions of a controversial law limiting the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. The Budget Repair Bill forces most state workers to pay more in ...[read more]

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