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Lawsuit challenges Louisiana pipeline protest law
Activists filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging the 2018 amendment to the Louisana Critical Infrastructure Law, a pipeline trespass law that opponents claim infringes on their rights to protest. The plaintiffs contend that the language in the ame (More)
Pakistan top court agrees to temporarily release former PM on bail
The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday agreed to release former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from detention for eight weeks to seek proper medical treatment. The court granted his request, saying the medical records and Sharif's health history sh (More)
Access to Health Records: New Rules Another Step in the Right Direction
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently issued proposed regulations that could enhance the value of electronic health information. Specifically, the proposed regulations focus on the areas of interoperability and patients’ access t (More)
India Needs Legislation to Combat Religious Violence
When the Delhi High Court sentenced a former parliamentarian to life in prison for his role in the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom in December, it ended an excruciating 34-year ordeal for victims of the hate crime that shook India’s national conscience and thr (More)
India court sentences former parliamentarian to life in prison for orchestrating 1984 riots
The High Court of the Indian capital of New Delhi on Monday convicted Sajjan Kumar, a former member of the federal parliament, for conspiracy and murder during the 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom and awarded him imprisonment for "the remainder of his natural l (More)
Trump announces William Barr as pick for next Attorney General
US President Donald Trump told reporters Friday he is nominating William Barr, a former attorney general under President George HW Bush, to be the next Attorney General. Barr has public experience in the CIA, Department of Justice, White House and (More)
The Obama Judge and the Foundations of the Rule of Law
Why was there so little support for Chief Justice Roberts in his exchange with President Trump? After the President attacked a recent decision by Federal District Judge Jon Tigar as having been rendered by an “Obama Judge,” Roberts responded to an in (More)
Trump nominates Kavanaugh to US Supreme Court
US President Donald Trump on Monday nominated  Brett M. Kavanaugh of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit  to the US Supreme Court to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who will retire  on July 31st.  Kennedy was nominated  i (More)
Kennedy's Retirement: Despair Not, Go Out and Organize
The retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy this week represents the end of an era and the beginning of the entrenchment of a more conservative Supreme Court, probably for years to come. That much seems clear. But there are actually many more sides to (More)
Justice Kennedy to retire from Supreme Court
US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement Wednesday, effective July 31. In a letter to President Donald Trump, Kennedy wrote:For a member of the legal profession it is the highest of honors to serve on this Court. Please (More)
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