April 17, 2015
by Ashley Hogan
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced a settlement agreement Friday over early voting in Ohio. The now settled lawsuit was filed last year by the ACLU challenging the decreased availability of early voting opportunities in the state as a result of the passage of Senate Bill 238. The ...[read more]
April 17, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
The US House of Representatives on Thursday approved the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015, a bill set to end the federal estate tax, by a 240-179 vote. The tax, which Republicans refer to as the death tax, is applied to estates upon passage to an heir after the owner's death. The current top tax rate... ...[read more]
April 15, 2015
by Peter Snyder
The Florida Senate voted Tuesday to repeal the State's ban on same-sex adoption. The Senate voted 27-11 to repeal the law, which has been on the books in Florida since 1977. The bill, which already passed the Florida House of Representatives in March, now heads to Governor Rick Scott. The Florida... ...[read more]
April 14, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
JURIST has been nominated in New York for a prestigious Webby Award as the best Law website of 2015. By virtue of being a nominee, JURIST is eligible for the Webby People's Voice award in addition to the judge's award. We hope you'll support JURIST and our staff of dedicated law students by voting ...[read more]
April 10, 2015
by Steven Wildberger
In a unanimous vote on Friday, Pakistani lawmakers passed a resolution to stay out of the conflict in Yemen, despite pleas from Saudi Arabia for aid in the form of warships, aircraft and ground troops. Saudi Arabia is leading the campaign against Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, and had anticipated ...[read more]
April 10, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
Cambodian lawmakers on Thursday voted by an overwhelming margin to approve a new electoral commission that promises to ensure fairness in the next national vote in 2018. The vote came after opposition leader Sam Rainsey criticized the electoral commission for being biased and disputed the 2013 ...[read more]
April 9, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
A California senate committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would prohibit parents of school children from citing their personal beliefs as a reason to let the children remain unvaccinated. The proposed legislation, introduced by Senators Dr. Richard Pan and Ben Allen, would continue to allow ...[read more]
April 8, 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk
JURIST was nominated Tuesday for a prestigious Webby Award as the best Law website of 2015. Called the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times and presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, the "Webbys" are the leading international awards honoring excellence in ...[read more]
April 7, 2015
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Malaysian lawmakers approved detention without trial in a new anti-terror bill that passed on Tuesday, but human rights groups criticize the bill as a giant step backwards for human rights in the country. The Prevention of Terrorism Act was passed by the country's Parliament with a 79-60 vote. If ...[read more]
April 6, 2015
by Valerie Howell
The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a challenge to North Carolina voting restrictions that opponents claim were intended to impede Democratic voters from casting ballots. The 2013 North Carolina law includes provisions that require photo identification, as well as the contested bar on ...[read more]

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