July 24, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Two federal appeals courts in the US issued conflicting rulings within hours of one another on Tuesday, as the federal court system continues to grapple with the legal ramifications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The most recent legal debate with the PPACA surrounds ...[read more]
September 27, 2013
by Addison Morris
The Citizens for Objective Public Education (COPE) on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit to block the Kansas State Board of Education from implementing new science standards in education. In June, over strong objections from COPE, the Kansas Board adopted new guidelines promoting the teaching of ...[read more]
September 12, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
A judge for the US District Court for the District of North Dakota on Wednesday partially dismissed a lawsuit against North Dakota's new law that prohibits "abortion for sex selection or genetic abnormalities." US District Judge Daniel Hovland had granted the request by the Red River Women's ...[read more]
August 14, 2013
by Endia Vereen
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday insisted that US drone strikes must operate within international law. The secretary-general hailed the country's lead role in UN peacekeeping operations and addressed the controversial weapons in a speech at the National University of Science and ...[read more]
July 1, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On July 1, 2010, the US House of Representatives approved a bill to increase compensation for victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. HR 5503, the Securing Protections for the Injured from Limitations on Liability Act (SPILL), was meant to allow injured workers and ...[read more]
March 24, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) prosecutor Jonathan Ratel filed additional charges on Friday against seven Kosovo citizens on trial for illegal kidney trafficking. This is the first time Ratel alleged that a link existed between the suspects and high-ranking Kosovo officials. ...[read more]
February 27, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On February 27, 2006, the Utah House of Representatives voted down a bill that would have challenged the teaching of evolution in high school science classes. While the bill did not expressly provide an alternative to evolution, it would have required teachers to present a disclaimer that not all ...[read more]
December 13, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A court in Florence on Wednesday struck down Law 40, Italy's nationwide ban on the use of embryos for scientific purposes. The panel of judges ruled that the law is an unconstitutional violation of fundamental rights regarding health and the freedom of research. The case was originally brought by ...[read more]
November 27, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
JURIST Guest Columnist David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses his new book, which looks at the tendency of law enforcement to resist advances in scientific knowledge that undermine more "traditional" methods of police investigation...In the US today, consumers of news ...[read more]
October 21, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Saturday granted a stay of execution for death row inmate John Errol Ferguson in order to hear arguments on his habeus corpus petition on Friday. Ferguson was found guilty of killing eight people in 1977 and two in 1978. In ...[read more]

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