May 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled Monday that a state law that makes the identity of an execution drug supplier a "confidential state secret" is constitutional. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed a lower court ruling that granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill's ...[read more]
May 17, 2014
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday affirmed a $5.1 million fraud judgment against Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM). Hi-Lex, a car parts manufacturer, sued BCBSM for carrying on in bad faith regarding its Administrative Services Contract (ASC) by which BCBSM provides ...[read more]
October 9, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a preliminary injunction against a portion of Arizona's controversial immigration law. The provision in question makes it illegal to transport, shield or harbor an undocumented immigrant within Arizona borders, creating a separate ...[read more]
September 16, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Sandra Davidson, of the University of Missouri School of Law, says that by failing to provide shield protection at the Federal level, the US risks both a chilling effect on investigative journalism and an increased potential for the uncontrolled release of information ...[read more]
May 23, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
A bipartisan group of lawmakers from the US House of Representative advocated Wednesday for a law that would shield the press from giving information to a federal entity unless certain conditions are met. The push for legislation comes in response to an incident in which the US Department of ...[read more]
February 28, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On February 28, 2006, the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Scheidler v. National Organization for Women that the Hobbs Act did not shield abortion clinics from demonstrations by anti-abortion protestors. The Court stated that the Hobbs Act, which was passed in 1946, covered threats of ...[read more]
September 28, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Lawyers for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on Thursday announced the state's plan to appeal a preliminary injunction currently blocking the provision of the controversial Arizona immigration law that criminalizes the harboring and transportation of illegal immigrants. The part of the law in question ...[read more]
August 6, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The government of Pakistan announced Monday that it will petition the Supreme Court of Pakistan to review its decision nullifying the Contempt of Court Bill 2012 which was passed to shield the country's new prime minister from contempt charges. Rather than taking the route of reinstating the law ...[read more]
August 3, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Friday nullified the Contempt of Court Bill 2012 which was passed to shield the country's new prime minister from contempt charges. The bill was passed by the upper and lower houses of the national parliament and signed by President Asif Ali Zardari last month. The ...[read more]
July 12, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Thursday signed the Contempt of Court Bill 2012, which would shield senior officials from contempt of court proceedings. The bill was approved by both the lower and upper house of the national parliament on Monday and Wednesday, respectively. The new law is ...[read more]

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