March 14, 2012
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Stan Goldman of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, says federal law already authorizes states to criminally prosecute perpetrators of genocidal crimes, and that Turkish annoyance is not a legitimate basis to invalidate a civil remedy against those responsible for the Armenian ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide in Turkey cannot sue German insurance companies for failed life insurance payments from German insurance companies. Descendants of the genocide victims residing in California brought the ...[read more]
November 8, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Monday decided to revisit a case to determine whether a California law declaring Armenian genocide in Turkey conflicts with US foreign policy. At issue is California Civil Procedure Code 354.4, which recognizes the World War I-era killings of... ...[read more]
August 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On August 11, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit dismissed a lawsuit challenging the exclusion of materials questioning the Armenian genocide from a school curriculum. The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) after the Massachusetts ...[read more]
March 11, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 11, 2010, the Swedish Parliament voted 131-130 to approve a resolution that recognizes the Ottoman Empire's killing of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide. The Turkish government condemned the resolution, recalling its ambassador to Sweden. The vote came only a week after the US ...[read more]
December 12, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Friday reversed its prior decision and allowed a suit by the heirs of victims of the Armenian genocide to proceed. The court decided 2-1 to withdraw its August ruling, which found California Civil Procedure Code 354.4 unconstitutional because... ...[read more]
August 12, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
A panel of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Wednesday unanimously dismissed a lawsuit challenging the exclusion of materials questioning the Armenian genocide from a school curriculum. The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by the Assembly of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) after the ...[read more]
March 6, 2010
by Jonathan Cohen
A spokesperson for the US State Department said Friday that the Obama administration opposes a vote before the full House of Representatives on a resolution branding the World War I-era killings of Armenians by Turkish forces as genocide. Assistant Secretary of State Philip Crowley said... ...[read more]
March 5, 2010
by Matt Glenn
The US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs voted 23-22 Tuesday to adopt a resolution that recognizes the Ottoman Empire's treatment of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as genocide. In his opening remarks, committee chairman Howard Berman (D-CA), noted that every country must... ...[read more]
August 21, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a California state law that allows descendants of victims of the Armenian Genocide to sue in state courts for unpaid insurance benefits is unconstitutional. The court found that California Civil Procedure Code 354.4... ...[read more]

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