July 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for Colorado's Adams County District Court on Wednesday struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional but immediately stayed his ruling. Judge C Scott Crabtree ruled that Amendment 43 of Colorado's state constitution, which was passed by voters in 2006 and defines ...[read more]
April 20, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Two unions representing the city of Madison and Dane County public workers filed the lawsuit in 2011, ...[read more]
April 15, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The Maltese Parliament passed new legislation on Monday legalizing same-sex civil unions, and providing such unions with the same rights as are afforded heterosexual marriages in the country. The bill also provides for the recognition of same-sex marriages legally performed abroad. Notably, the ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by Arjun Mishra
02/07/2014: NYC police unions pursued stop and frisk appeal. 01/31/2014: New York mayor dropped appeal to stop and frisk reform. 11/22/2013: Federal appeals court upheld stop and frisk ruling. 10/31/2013: Federal appeals court blocked NYPD stop and frisk changes. 09/17/2013: Federal judge ...[read more]
April 8, 2014
by G. Redd
Stop, Question and Frisk is a proactive policing program, in which police officers use personal discretion in detaining individuals based on suspicion of felonious behavior. Recent claims of prejudice raised against the New York City Police Department are rooted in substantive law passed during ...[read more]
April 5, 2014
by Maria Coladonato
JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Benson of the University of Illinois College of Law discusses State Attorney General Lisa Madigan's interpretation of the statute recently passed by the Illinois Legislature allowing same-sex marriage ... Last summer the US Supreme Court issued an opinion striking down ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Nine same-sex couples on Wednesday filed suit in a state court in Denver, Colorado challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The couples argued that the ban violates their constitutional rights of equal protection and due process. Amendment 43 of Colorado's state constitution, passed by ...[read more]
February 18, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The Indiana Senate on Monday approved a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would prohibit same-sex marriage in the state. The largely Republican Senate approved the amendment, sent from the Indiana House of Representatives after a change that removed a ban on same-sex civil unions, ...[read more]
February 8, 2014
by Matthew Pomy
On Friday, a group of police unions filed a motion to block Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposed settlement and removal of former mayor Michael Bloomberg's appeal of the stop and frisk policy. The motion was filed in the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in response to de Blasio's recent ...[read more]

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