August 20, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
California Governor Jerry Brown was a presented with a bill on Tuesday to ban sterilization of female inmates in California after the California Senate unanimously voted to pass the law. The bill bans any form of sterilization in a correctional facility for the purposes of birth control unless ...[read more]
July 8, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
US President Barack Obama on Monday signed into law legislation concerning spending for the US intelligence community that increases protections for intelligence agency whistleblowers. The bipartisan legislation authorizes $564 million in spending over five years and specifies that employees who ...[read more]
January 28, 2013
by Sarah Posner
A Moscow court on Monday postponed the preliminary hearing for the posthumous trial of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky's defense lawyer was appointed by the court after his family and lawyers refused to attend the trial, claiming the charges against Magnitsky were politically ...[read more]
August 17, 2012
by Ben Klaber
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashley Savage of Northumbria Law School (UK) says that taking action to prevent unauthorized disclosures is justified, but legislation seeking to deter leaks should differentiate between types of leaks so as not to silence potential whistleblowers...The US Senate Select ...[read more]
August 12, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Lugosi of Lugosi Law Firm PLC says that the Patriot Act and criminal sanctions placed on whistleblowers violates the Constitution and fundamentally challenges the legitimacy of the rule of law and American democracy... Since 9/11, we are living in a political state ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Ashley Savage of Northumbria University Law School in the UK says that in light of recent leaks to the media and through the Internet, there must be more robust protections for whistleblowers and more effective systems for addressing their concerns internally... The case of ...[read more]
November 5, 2009
by Brian Jackson
The US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on Wednesday voted 41-28 for passage of the Investor Protection Act. Among the regulations included in the bill are an enhancement of powers for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), additional protections for whistleblowers, ...[read more]
November 4, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
HR 3817, US House of Representatives, passed November 4, 2009 .Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here. JURIST has more on Radovan Karadzic... ...[read more]
November 15, 2007
by Joshua Pantesco
A US military spokesperson on Wednesday acknowledged that a 238-page operating manual for the US facility at Guantanamo Bay was leaked on the Internet, but said the document is out-of-date and does not reflect current procedures. The manual, titled Camp Delta Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), ...[read more]
June 16, 2007
by Michael Sung
US District Judge William M. Acker Jr. of the Northern District of Alabama Friday asked federal prosecutors to charge prominent Mississippi plaintiff's attorney Richard Scruggs with criminal contempt, saying that Scruggs willfully violated a preliminary injunction ordering Scruggs to... ...[read more]

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