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]
August 23, 2012
by Max Slater
A gay rights group urged the US Supreme Court on Tuesday to review a provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) that denies benefits to married same-sex couples. The Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) specifically challenged Section 3 of DOMA, which restricts tax, health care ...[read more]
August 10, 2012
by Max Slater
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) asked a federal judge on Friday to overturn a Michigan law that bans many public agencies from providing health care to same-sex partners of their employees. The ACLU's lawsuit argues that the Michigan law is discriminatory because it denies coverage only ...[read more]
March 20, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in Astrue v. Capato on whether a child who was conceived after the death of a biological parent, but who cannot inherit personal property from that biological parent under applicable state intestacy law, is eligible for child survivor benefits under ...[read more]

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