November 28, 2014
by Peter Snyder
UK Prime Minister David Cameron in a speech Friday raised the possibility of the UK leaving the EU if other member state leaders block plans to restrict access to welfare payments for migrants. Cameron outlined proposed welfare reform which would block European migrants to the UK from receiving ...[read more]
November 27, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
UK's commission on strengthening devolution, the Smith Commission, concluded on Thursday that Scotland's parliament should have more independence in certain matters. The commission, which was set up by Prime Minister David Cameron, recommended that Scotland's parliament should have the power to ...[read more]
November 6, 2014
by Addison Morris
The Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday to withdraw from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR), raising concerns about the welfare of the country's migrant population. Following a 1999 report that criticized the Dominican Republic's treatment of Haitians, the ...[read more]
June 26, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
Three UN rights experts on Wednesday condemned the city of Detroit's Water and Sewage Department (DWSD) disconnection of water services for failure to pay due to lack of means as a violation of human rights. The experts' criticism comes in response to a report submitted by the Detroit People's ...[read more]
April 17, 2014
by Peter Snyder
A same-sex couple filed a lawsuit on Wednesday with the Wisconsin Supreme Court seeking to strike down the state's ban on same-sex marriage. The Wisconsin Constitution was amended in 2006 to include Article XIII, section 13 which states that, "Only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be ...[read more]
March 23, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The EU's European Commission on Sunday announced plans to sue the UK with respect to its welfare policies, under which migrants must pass a "right to reside" test in order to gain access to the government's welfare programs. The "right to reside" test requires migrants from other EU countries to ...[read more]
December 27, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The Pennsylvania Superior Court on Thursday unanimously reversed the conviction of a priest for his failure to protect children from a sexual predator and ordered he be released from prison. Monsignor William Lynn, the first senior US Roman Catholic Church official to be found guilty for covering ...[read more]
June 25, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl that 1912(f) and 1912(d) of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA) do not bar the termination of the biological father's parental rights. In this case, a woman put her baby, who was fathered by an American Indian... ...[read more]
May 6, 2013
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Megan Lindsey, counsel for the National Council for Adoption, discusses the legal and practical impact of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl and the Indian Child Welfare Act...On April 16, 2013, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. I had the ...[read more]
April 17, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl on who should have rightful custody of Baby Veronica in light of the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA). A non-Indian woman put her baby, who was fathered by an American Indian, up for adoption. A South Carolina couple ...[read more]

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