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The “Occupy Central 9” Cases: Rule of Law or Rule by Law in Hong Kong?
“A trial is a window into the soul of a country.”                                       --Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, former UN High Commissioner for Human RightsUnder the Sino-British Joint Declaration of 1984, China agreed to govern (More)
Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: The Dangers of Protecting First Amendment Rights of Corporations and the Rapid Expansion of "Corporate Personhood"
JURIST Guest Columnist Katharine Suominen of St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2016, is the eleventh author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Suominen discusses the dangers (More)
Meshal v. Higgenbotham: Do All Lives Really Matter To Our Courts?
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law discusses the recent decision in Meshal v. Higgenbotham... In the Meshal decision on Friday, October 23, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit found (as di (More)
Second Circuit Undermines Judicial Independence and Agency Accountability
JURIST Guest Columnist Akshat Tewary of the Law Offices of Kamlesh Tewary discusses Judicial Independence and Agency Accountability in reference to SEC v. Citigroup...The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued a (More)
Social Media in Popular Uprisings
Bursting on the heels of the mobile technology revolution, social media later recaptured international attention for its abilities to disseminate information more quickly and directly than traditional news outlets during critical moments in popular u (More)
France court rules ID checks not discriminatory
A French court on Wednesday held that ID checks are legal under French law and are not discriminatory. The case was brought by 13 individuals from minority groups who were subject to ID checks, requesting €10,000 (USD $13,000) in compensation (More)
Federal judge rejects plea to delay 'stop-and-frisk' order
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Tuesday denied New York City's motion to stay her order regarding the New York City Police Department (NYPD) 'stop-and-frisk' policy. Judge Shira Scheindlin initially rul (More)
New York City mayor files suit over new stop-and-frisk legislation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg filed suit on Tuesday against the New York City Council in an effort to overturn recently-enacted legislation relating to the New York Police Department (NYPD) stop-and-frisk program . The legislation at iss (More)
Federal judge rules NYPD 'stop-and-frisk' policy unconstitutional
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday ruled that the New York Police Department (NYPD) stop-and-frisk policy violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments . The use of the "stop-and-frisk" tactic was po (More)
Federal judge grants class action status to challenge of NYPD 'stop-and-frisk' policy
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday granted class action status to a lawsuit brought to stop the New York Police Department (NYPD) from continuing its "stop-and-frisk" practice outside of apartment bu (More)