January 18, 2015
by Christina Alam
JURIST Guest Columnists Elizabeth C. Varner, Diane Penneys Edelman and Leila Amineddoleh of Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation respond to the piece by Walter Olson on Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and counter his assertion that the Act has the effect ...[read more]
January 15, 2015
by Brittany Felder
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts on Wednesday rejected the latest plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to pause jury selection for his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris. The judge, in a short ruling, noted that he had given ...[read more]
January 12, 2015
by Addison Morris
Spain's Interior Ministry on Monday arrested 16 individuals for alleged connections with Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), an armed Basque separatist group. Twelve of the individuals arrested were lawyers, while the other four were treasurers for a group that represents ETA prisoners. All 16 will be ...[read more]
January 9, 2015
by Emelina Perez
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 17-year-old is not mature enough to reject chemotherapy for Hodgkin's lymphoma. The teen, Cassandra, and her mother refused chemotherapy after two initial treatments because they believe chemotherapy is a poison causing more harm than good and ...[read more]
January 8, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on Thursday restarted genocide hearings against the former Khmer Rouge regime's surviving leaders. Proceedings had been postponed since November, when defense lawyers refused to participate because they were still working to appeal an ...[read more]
December 22, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
An Argentine court unanimously ruled that an orangutan is a "non-human person" with a legal right to freedom. Last November, Argentina's Association of Professional Lawyers for Animal Rights (AFADA) filed a habeas corpus writ on behalf of Sandra, an orangutan held in a Buenos Aires zoo, alleging ...[read more]
December 14, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
Two hundred sixty Chinese lawyers signed an open letter condemning police action in the northeastern province of Jilin where a lawyer was detained after invoking the constitutional rights of free speech and religion in court. The lawyer, Zhang Keke, was taken from court and detained for six hours ...[read more]
December 4, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Wednesday halted the execution of a Texas death row inmate allegedly suffering from severe mental illness. The inmate, Scott Panetti, was sentenced to death for the killing of his parents-in-law in 1992. The per curium opinion ...[read more]
November 26, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers Gabriela Knaul on Tuesday urged the government of East Timor to reconsider the dismissing of international judges and prosecutors. Knaul believes that the audit and dismissal of judicial personnel puts the independence of the ...[read more]
November 25, 2014
by Ashley Hogan
The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) announced Monday that the trial of two Cambodian leaders accused of committing genocide will be postponed to January 2015. Lawyers for Khieu Samphan have refused to participate in trial proceedings before the appeal from the decision at ...[read more]

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