October 7, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Four Saudi Arabian women became the first female lawyers to receive legal licenses Sunday, permitting the women to practice law for five years. Women with law degrees had been able to work as legal consultants but were banned from practicing law in courtrooms or operating law firms. Female lawyers ...[read more]
August 30, 2013
by Peter Snyder
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon ruled Wednesday that those placed on the US government's no-fly list have "a constitutionally-protected liberty interest in traveling internationally by air, which is affected by being placed on the No Fly List." The plaintiffs in the ...[read more]
August 1, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A North Dakota judge on Wednesday granted a preliminary injunction against legislation that would have forced the Red River Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota, to close. The law imposes requirements that any physician performing abortions in the state must have admitting privileges at a hospital within ...[read more]
July 3, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The Bolivian ambassador to the UN, Sacha Llorenti, claimed on Wednesday that it was an act of aggression for European countries to deny the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, the right to fly through their airspace. Llorenti alleged that international law had been violated by those countries, and ...[read more]
July 27, 2012
by Jamie Reese
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday reinstated a challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) over the no-fly list maintained by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA). The appeals court, without deciding on the merits of the case, decided the case ...[read more]
May 12, 2012
by Keith Herting
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard arguments Friday from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which is appealing a dismissal of a challenge over the no-fly list maintained by the Transportation Safety Association (TSA). The lower court dismissed the case claiming that the ...[read more]
April 21, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On April 21, 2011, UN High Commissioner of Human Rights Navi Pillay claimed that the use of violent force against protestors by the Libyan national army may have constituted war crimes after an investigation into possible human rights abuses by both the army and rebel forces within the country. In ...[read more]
August 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 18, 2008, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that those placed on the government's "no-fly list" can challenge their inclusion on the list in federal district courts. The issue came before the court in a case brought by a woman on the list, in which a district court had ...[read more]
June 30, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 30, 2010, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Oregon against the US government challenging the status of 10 US citizens and legal residents on the government's "No Fly List." Due to their status, the plaintiffs were ...[read more]
March 22, 2011
by Adrienne Lester
JURIST Contributing Editor Michael J. Kelly, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and International Programs at Creighton University School of Law says that, for now, President Obama has the legal authority to commit U.S. military forces to establish the no-fly zone over Libya... ...[read more]

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