November 21, 2014
by Christina Alam
JURIST Guest Columnist Fredrick Vars, of the University of Alabama School of Law, discusses the new Alabama Gun Control Law and argues that the state's gun regulations will be largely unaffected by the new constitutional amendment...Alabama voters, on November 4, overwhelmingly approved a state ...[read more]
July 16, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Tuesday that the University of Texas at Austin (UT) may continue considering race as part of its admission criteria. The US Supreme Court had remanded the case, Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, to the appeals court last year after ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday ruled that the state's system for tenure and seniority for public school teachers is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs, nine California public school students, challenged five provisions of the California Education Code that provide ...[read more]
June 5, 2014
by Michael Roberts
The Supreme Court first addressed affirmative action in the 1978 case of Bakke v. Regents of the University of California, which concerned the University of California Davis Medical School's use of quota systems for admissions. The Supreme Court held that the quota system, which allocated a ...[read more]
June 2, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear two cases challenging Alabama's redistricting plans, consolidating them for one hour of oral argument. In Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama, the court limited review to question 1: 1(a). Whether, as the dissenting Judge concluded, this effort ...[read more]
October 9, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, says that the University of Texas at Austin's race-conscious admissions policy must be disallowed because the policy only has a minimal effect on the composition of the student body and the ...[read more]
October 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 16, 2006, the Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed a trial court decision striking down a state law requiring voters to show Missouri-issued photo identification at the polls. In a per curiam opinion, a 6-1 majority held that requiring voters to present ID cards violates the equal ...[read more]
July 13, 2009
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that if the US had followed Israel's lead in taking an aggressive approach to judicial review of executive action, such controversial Bush Administration policies as torture, military commissions, and indefinite det... ...[read more]
November 6, 2008
by Kayleigh Shebs
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that a statute mandating that five percent of Department of Defense (DOD) contract spending be awarded to minority companies, is unconstitutional. The opinion, written by Chief Judge Paul Michel and issued Tuesday, found that the evidential ...[read more]
September 15, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
The Virginia Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a state law criminalizing the production of falsified, unsolicited bulk e-mail. The court on Friday vacated the conviction of prominent spammer Jeremy Jaynes, and held that the statute is substantially overbroad because it... ...[read more]

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