Legal news from Saturday, March 8, 2014

[JURIST] On Friday, a judge for the United Stated Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, pdf] that a challenge to Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR) [text] could continue. The plaintiffs in the suit, consisting of 33 lawmakers, argue that TABOR is unconstitutional [Denver Post … [read more]

[JURIST] On Saturday, Egypt's Interim President, Adly Mansour, announced a new election law regulating the upcoming presidential race. The decree will allow the election commission to set a date for the vote, expected to take place in April, and allow candidates to begin running. The election commission's decisions will now … [read more]

[JURIST] Four Indiana same-sex couples filed suit against the state on Friday in the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana [official website] seeking to strike down the state's Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. The act declares same-sex marriages void for purposes of state law, even if … [read more]

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Kansas [official website] on Friday held [opinion, PDF] that the state's legislature violated the Kansas constitution when it underfunded K-12 public education during the 2009 through 2012 school years. The court found that 2009 reductions in funding for public education impeded the school districts' ability … [read more]

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