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The WTO Appellate Body Crisis: How We Got Here and What Lies Ahead?
The Appellate Body is an important element of the Dispute Settlement System of the World Trade Organization (WTO), hearing appeals against the findings of the panel established by the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB). The Appellate Body (AB) ideally con (More)
The PACT Act: A Step in the Right Direction on the Path to Animal Welfare
Nine years ago, President Obama signed into law a bill proscribing the distribution of so-called “animal crush” videos, which are depictions of a practice that is as disturbing as it sounds: the killing of animals (puppies, kittens, mice, bunnies, go (More)
Immigrants Need Not Apply
Despite the fact congress seems uncomfortable with funding President Trump’s wall on the southern border, the administration has constructed a legal wall against asylum seekers.First, there was the announcement of the ‘Zero Tolerance’ policy of c (More)
Impacts of Preemptive Legal Strategies on Public Health
JURIST Guest Columnists, Sarah Wetter and James G. Hodge, Jr. of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, discuss preemptive legal schemes that deprive states and localities of opportunities to implement efficacious intervent (More)
Supreme Court to rule on Virginia school transgender restroom policy
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in five cases Friday, including a controversial dispute over a Virginia transgender student's right to use the restroom of his choice. In Gloucester County School Board v. G.G. [docket; cert. petition, PDF] t (More)
Utah reaches settlement over immigration law
The Utah Attorney General's Office reached a settlement with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Tuesday over a controversial immigration law . The "Utah Illegal Immigration Enforcement Act" was criticized as encouraging racial profiling (More)
Federal judge strikes down Arizona law on smuggling immigrants
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Arizona on Friday struck down an Arizona law that made smuggling immigrants a state crime because it conflicts with federal laws governing immigration. The law was passed in 2005 and designed t (More)
Supreme Court lets New York City pregnancy center ordinance stand
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to rule on a challenge to New York City Administrative Code § 20-816 , which requires non-profit crisis pregnancy centers to disclose whether they have a licensed medical provider on staff. The ordinance re (More)
South Carolina drops defense of controversial immigration law
The South Carolina Attorney General's Office said Monday that it would comply with a court order enjoining it from enforcing the controversial "show me your papers" provision of the state's recently enacted immigration law . In what is being call (More)
Nebraska voters reaffirm ordinance denying housing to undocumented immigrants
Residents of Fremont, Nebraska , voted on Tuesday to reaffirm Ordinance 5165 , which prohibits harboring, hiring or renting to undocumented immigrants. The law was initially approved in 2010 , but its implementation was delayed during a federal laws (More)
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