September 21, 2014
by William Helbling
An Egyptian High court on Sunday suspended Egyptian activist and human rights lawyer Mahienour El-Masry's six-month jail sentence. El-Masry has been detained for violating Egypt's protest law since May and in June had her jail sentence reduced from two years to six months with a fine of LE50,000 ( ...[read more]
July 20, 2014
by William Helbling
An Egyptian court on Sunday reduced the sentence of the prominent activist Mahienour El-Masry from two years to six months, and fined her LE50,000 (USD $7,000), for violating Egypt's protest law. El-Masry was found guilty of violating Egypt's protest law after being arrested for protesting during ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Tashbook of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the constitutionality of the Los Angeles law prohibiting the use of a vehicle for living quarters... Nothing offends constitutional sensibilities quite like a local ordinance that sets police against poor ...[read more]
June 21, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday struck down a 31-year-old Los Angeles law which prohibits people from living out of their vehicles. Prior to the decision from the federal appeals court, the act of using a vehicle "as living quarters either overnight, day-by-day, or ...[read more]
May 27, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in Plumhoff v. Rickard that police officers who fatally shot a driver to end a dangerous car chase did not violate the Fourth Amendment. The case was brought on appeal by six officers who claimed they were entitled to qualified immunity in a civil lawsuit filed ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 on Tuesday in Navarette v. California that the traffic stop in this particular case was permissible under the Fourth Amendment because the officer had reasonable suspicion that the driver was intoxicated. In 2008 police officers stopped Lorenzo Prado Navarette based ...[read more]
March 16, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A class action lawsuit was filed in federal court in Texas on Friday against General Motors (GM) claiming that customers' vehicles have lost value due to ignition problems blamed for a series of fatal crashes. The complaint alleges that GM knew about the problem since 2004 but failed to fix it, ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled Tuesday that a warrant is required prior to the government's attachment of a global positioning system (GPS) device to a vehicle for the purposes of monitoring the vehicle's movements. In December 2010 FBI agents affixed a "slap-on" GPS tracker ...[read more]
October 17, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law that made it a crime for non-US citizens to drive a vehicle without carrying proof of lawful immigration status. The court found that the state law is preempted by federal law under the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Arizona v. ...[read more]
August 12, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The term drone is popularly used to reference an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). There is no human pilot in the cockpit of a drone. Instead, either a team or an individual human operator controls the drone from a remote location. Although some drones are available for civilian use, the technology ...[read more]

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