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Conestoga, Hobby Lobby, and the Religious Freedom Restoration Act Explained
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses the significance of the Supreme Court's future ruling in the birth control mandate contained with the Affordable Care Act Imagine that you are a member of P (More)
Obama pledges end to NSA mass collection practices
In a speech Friday, US President Barack Obama announced detailed plans to change surveillance policy, curbing the abilities of intelligence agencies to collect and use American phone data. Reform to the program entails a handful of initiatives out (More)
In Egypt, Coup or Not Coup: the 1.5 Billion Dollar Question
JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. Here, he examines whether or not the situation is a coup and how this affects foreign aid ... (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)
Rhode Island lawmakers pass 'homeless bill of rights'
The Rhode Island Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that is designed to affirm the rights of homeless individuals and prevent discrimination. The "Homeless Bill of Rights" was passed to ensure that "no person should suffer unnecessarily or be subjec (More)
Latest US Sanctions Reflect Ongoing Tensions With Iran
JURIST Guest Columnist Sasan Fayazmanesh, Professor Emeritus of Economics at California State University, Fresno, says that President Obama's latest sanctions against Iran over its alleged nuclear weapons program are part of an escalating trend in US (More)
France high court rules terror suspects have right to lawyer
The French Court of Cassation ruled [judgment text, in French; press release, in French] Tuesday that all persons in custody of French law enforcement, including terrorism suspects, are entitled to consult with lawyers from the outset of criminal p (More)
Military Laws on Exemplary Conduct: What Remains After 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Rulings
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that despite the recent District Court decisions enjoining the Department of Defense from enforcing or applying "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," there remains a significant body of law allow (More)
Obama to send 1200 National Guard troops to US-Mexico border
The Obama administration confirmed Tuesday that it will send 1,200 National Guard troops to the US-Mexican border in an effort to deter drug smuggling and illegal immigration. They will join the 300 National Guard troops and 26,000 border and custo (More)
Arizona's Immigration Law: Constitutional, But...
JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, says Arizona's controversial new immigration law appears to be constitutional, at least on its face, but the state must be scrupulously careful to avoid even the (More)
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