A divided three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued an injunction Monday against the enforcement of the Solomon Amendment, a ten-year-old federal law which requires the United States Department of Defense to deny federal funding to institutions of higher education that prohibit military representatives access to students for recruiting [...]

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The US Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in Ashcroft v. Raich (case summary from Duke Law School), a California case involving the use of marijuana as a legitimate medical treatment. The court is considering whether sick people in the eleven states which recognize medical marijuana can get around general federal laws which ban the drug. [...]

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Chilean President Ricardo Lagos announced Monday that the Chilean government will be offering lifelong pensions to individuals on a monthly basis that are almost equal to the minimum wage for the same period. The announcement follows the publication of the report of the National Commission on Political Imprisonment and Torture (official site in Spanish), which [...]

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Reuters is reporting that the International Atomic Energy Agency has passed a resolution on policing Iran's promise to freeze all programs linked to uranium enrichment. The watered-down resolution welcomes Iran's suspension of sensitive nuclear activities as "a voluntary, non-legally binding, confidence-building measure." The IAEA has background on its negotiations with Iran. 11:19 AM ET – [...]

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AP is reporting that the Ukrainian Supreme Court justices have said that the court will not reach a decision Monday on the validity of the presidential election results. 9:22 AM ET – The Ukrainian Supreme Court Monday heard opposition candidate Viktor Yushchenko's appeal against the official poll results in Ukraine's presidential elections. Prime Minister Viktor [...]

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JURIST Contibuting Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the Bush administration's appointment of minority candidates to high-profile positions has made them the complicit and even enthisiastic instruments of political and legal policies as harmful as any espoused by white males. The Bush administration is making history in recruiting so many [...]

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