A Collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh
advertisement
Legal news from Monday, December 10, 2012
by Julia Zebley

The US Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday in Kloeckner v. Solis that a federal employee appealing a "mixed case" from the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) should appeal by suing in the appropriate district court, not appealing the decision to the Federal Circuit. The "mixed case" in this situation involved a …

[read more]
by Jaclyn Belczyk

A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina ruled Friday that North Carolina may not offer specialty pro-life license plates without offering a pro-choice alternative. In a challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF), Judge James Fox found that the …

[read more]
by Brandon Gatto

A report by the International Humanist and Ethical Union (IHEU) has found that atheists and other non-religious persons suffer persecution and discrimination all over the world, and that prosecutions of blasphemy have risen along with the popularity of social media. The report, "Freedom of Thought 2012: A Global Report on Discrimination Against Humanists, …

[read more]
by Brandon Gatto

The US District Court for the Western District of Washington on Thursday ruled that the state's most comprehensive underage sex trafficking law is unconstitutional, prompting legislators to drop their defense of the law. In particular, Judge Ricardo Martinez found that Senate Bill 6251, which required Washington Internet websites to document that advertised escorts were …

[read more]
by Matthew Pomy

The US answered to allegations that it has illegally detained juveniles in a prison in Afghanistan in a recent report given to the UN Committee on Rights of the Child. The report was released in response to several inquiries regarding US compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In response to …

[read more]
by Matthew Pomy

Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Monday ordered the military to work with the nation's police to maintain security until the referendum on Saturday. This order, which leads up to the already controversial referendum on Egypt's constitution, gives the military the power to arrest civilians and transfer them into detention for prosecution. When considered with the …

[read more]

Latest Readers

@JURISTnews

Support JURIST

We rely on our readers to keep JURIST running

 Donate now!

© Copyright JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc., 2013.