April 30, 2014
by Peter Snyder
Oklahoma death row inmate Clayton Lockett died of an apparent heart attack Tuesday shortly after doctors called off a failed attempt to execute him using a new cocktail of lethal injection drugs. According to the state corrections department, 13 minutes after administering the drug cocktail ...[read more]
April 24, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Oklahoma ruled Wednesday that two inmates' constitutional rights were not violated by keeping sources of lethal injection drugs secret. The 5-4 opinion affirmed the district court's declaratory judgment that denied the prisoners relief and reversed the declaratory judgment ...[read more]
January 8, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Monday was ordered to release its files on child abuse by its employees with full disclosure on all subject matter, totaling nearly 30,000 pages of documents and more than 200 priests named in the allegations. Judge Emilie Elias of the Superior ...[read more]
October 5, 2012
by Sarah Posner
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday urged Syria to release a prominent human rights lawyer and his friend believed to be detained by security forces. AI contends that both men should be released immediately unless they are charged with an internationally recognized offense. A Deputy Director ...[read more]
February 11, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Ziegler of Saint Louis University School of Law says that the increasing popularity of state regulations requiring doctors to perform ostensibly informative procedures prior to an abortion represent a revision of Supreme Court precedent which may result in changes to ...[read more]
January 24, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Ziegler of Saint Louis University School of Law says that a recent decision by Fifth Circuit gives broad support for laws requiring physicians to provide certain information to patients requesting an abortion, and that this represents a shift in the debate over abortion ...[read more]
September 30, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), along with several other rights groups and physicians, filed a lawsuit on Thursday challenging a North Carolina law that requires abortion providers to show women ultrasounds prior to performing abortions. The measure, known as the "Women's Right to Know ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue vetoed legislation Monday that would have required a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion. The "Woman's Right to Know Act" would also have required women seeking an abortion to view an ultrasound of the fetus prior to the procedure. Supporters argued ...[read more]
February 24, 2010
by Anna Kavalauskas
Julia Carrano, George Washington University School of Law '10, spent a summer working for Heritage Watch in Cambodia...After my first year of law school, I spent a month in Phnom Penh, Cambodia with Heritage Watch, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Cambodian cultural heritage sit... ...[read more]
September 2, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Prashant Bhushan: The issue of asset disclosure of judges in India arose out of a Right to Information Application filed by one Subhash Agarwal with the Supreme Court seeking to know if judges of the High Courts and the Supreme Court were complying with the 1997 Code of Conduct ad... ...[read more]

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