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Airborne Emissions in the National Commons: Comments on EME Homer City Generation
JURIST Guest Columnist John Robinson Jr., University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2014 discusses the consolidated cases of EPA v. EME Homer City Generation and American Lung Association v. EME Homer City Generation, and the EPA's effo (More)
Brandt v. US: Should the Common Law of Property be Scrapped?
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian T. Hodges of the Pacific Legal Foundation discusses the controversies surrounding Brandt v. US... (More)
HRW urges Yemen to protect women's rights in new constitution
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged the head of the Rights and Freedoms Working Group for Yemen's National Dialogue to incorporate protections for women in the country's new constitution. Yemen's National Dialogue conference was created to (More)
Litigation
On the day President Obama signed the legislation into law, several lawsuits were filed in federal courts nationwide challenging its constitutionality. These lawsuits raised many different arguments, but the central claims underlying all of the cases (More)
The McCain-Feingold Act
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), also known as the McCain-Feingold Act, is a federal law that amended FECA, changing the nature of campaign finance, specifically in the realm of soft money. FECA had previously been amended to limit (More)
The Federal Election Campaign Act
In addition to the legislative acts highlighted above, the Taft-Hartley Act was adopted over the veto of US President Harry S. Truman in 1947. The law was aimed at curtailing the political actions and influence of labor unions in US federal elections (More)
Adoption and Parental Rights
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Defense of Marriage Act
On September 21, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed DOMA into law. The act defines marriage as between one man and one woman for the purpose of excluding homosexual couples from the institution of marriage. DOMA also exempts state-recognized same-se (More)
Egypt court dismisses lawsuit against popular satirist
An Egyptian court on Saturday dismissed a lawsuit against popular satirist Bassem Youssef [official YouTube channel; official Twitter account], stating that the Islamist lawyer who brought the suit did not have standing. The lawyer, a member of the (More)
Unconstitutional Conditions and Drug Testing Welfare Recipients
JURIST Guest Columnist, Ilan Wurman, Stanford Law School Class of 2013, discusses drug testing welfare recipients and argues that the US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit misapplied the doctrine of unconstitutional conditions... On February 2 (More)