September 9, 2014
by Dominic Yobbi
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments Monday in three cases involving same-sex marriage in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii. The three-judge panel consists of judges Stephen Reinhardt, appointed by Jimmy Carter, and Marsha Berzon and Ronald Gould, appointed by Bill Clinton. R... ...[read more]
September 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
An Egyptian judge on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to investigate three lawyers after they demanded to see their hunger-striking client in court. Three activist lawyers appeared in court to represent their client, Ahmed Douma, an activist who is serving a three-year sentence for protesting. Douma ...[read more]
June 27, 2014
by William Hibbitts
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Colorado on Thursday upheld two Colorado statutes that expanded mandatory background checks and banned high capacity magazines. CRS 18-12-302 and CRS 18-12-112 were challenged by a group of individuals and entities who claimed that... ...[read more]
April 23, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Lasker of Hollingsworth LLP discusses standing and City of New York v. Exxon Mobil Corp.... It is a fundamental tenet of our constitutional system of justice that courts are limited in jurisdiction to cases or controversies involving injuries that are "concrete, ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant on Thursday signed the controversial Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act into law, which prevents the state from taking any legislative action that would place a "substantial burden" on a person's exercise of religion. The law also requires a showing that ...[read more]
April 4, 2014
by Addison Morris
Amnesty International (AI) released a report on Thursday detailing a long-standing culture of impunity, racism and excessive force within the Greek police system. The report documents unlawful practices and human rights violations of the country's law enforcement and cites as key issues the ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. v. Sandoz, Inc. to determine how the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is to interpret claims in a patent appeal. Federal appeals courts traditionally review a district court's conclusion only to ...[read more]
March 31, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Derek Muller of the Pepperdine University School of Law discusses the shaky legal foundations of the Tenth Circuit's recent decision in Kerr v. Hickenlooper ... A novel judicial opinion written on dubious legal grounds can serve as an empty vessel into which hopeful ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a unanimous ruling in Lexmark v. Static Control Components holding that Static did not lack standing to assert a Lanham Act claim in defense of a copyright infringement action brought by Lexmark. The case revolved around the use of certain microchips allowing ...[read more]
March 14, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Zachary L. Heiden, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, says that the Portland, Maine ordinance banning anyone from standing, sitting or loitering in any median strip is a content-based restriction that fails to comply with the First Amendment...In ...[read more]

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