July 17, 2014
by Neil Devlin
Washington DC had a set of gun laws that made owning a handgun illegal without a special one-year permit. An additional lock-and-trigger requirement prohibited keeping loaded "fire-ready" guns in DC homes. A policeman, Dick Heller, applied for a permit to possess a handgun in his Washington home. ...[read more]
June 25, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer that employees of Fifth Third Bank can proceed with a lawsuit for breach of fiduciary duties over an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). As part of the benefits Fifth Third offers to employees, they are able ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Benjamin Minegar
Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday filed a lawsuit in the International Court of Justice laying claim to a 240-mile area in Chile that provides access to the Pacific Ocean. Bolivia reportedly lost its claim of ownership to the land during a war with Chile in the 1800s. Chile alleges a ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday on the requirements to allege breach of fiduciary duties over an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). In Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, the court will determine the scope of the fiduciary duties that the trustees of an ESOP owe to the ...[read more]
December 14, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases on Friday. First, the court will hear Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, a case in which the court will consider whether it is necessary to allege that Fifth Third, acting as a fiduciary of an employee stock ownership plan, abused its ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Leigh Argentieri
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Beshai, Loyola Law School Class of 2015, discusses California's new gun laws...The gun rights discourse has occupied the media spotlight during the past several years owing to the horrific gun violence at Sandy Hook and, most recently, at the D.C. Naval Yard. On ...[read more]
November 1, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian T. Hodges of the Pacific Legal Foundation discusses the controversies surrounding Brandt v. US...The US Supreme Court is set to hear an important property case that could have been torn from the pages of a first year property law casebook. At issue in Marvin M. Brandt ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
Dinh Nhat Uy on Tuesday received a sentence of 15 months of house arrest from a Vietnamese court for abusing his freedom after he campaigned online via Facebook to release his brother, who was convicted and jailed in May for criticizing the government policies on land ownership, religion and ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Julie Deisher
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law and vetoed several gun control bills on Friday. Of the 17 bills awaiting gubernatorial approval, 11 were signed into law, including measures requiring buyers of long guns to obtain firearm safety certificates, phasing out the use of lead in ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The right to vote has been a contentious issue in the US since the inception of the country. There was no specific right to vote or qualifications to vote drafted into the US Constitution. Each state was left to develop individual standards on how to run their voting and election processes. During ...[read more]

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