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Judging Alito: The US Supreme Court Selection System on Trial
JURIST Guest Columnist Bryan Horrigan of Macquarie University Faculty of Law in Sydney, Australia, says that the upcoming confirmation hearings for Judge Samuel Alito are a trial not just of the nominee, but of the uniquely-American system of public (More)
Supreme Court hears parental notification abortion case
The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Wednesday heard oral arguments in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England [Duke Law backgrounder; merit briefs] concerning whether the state of New Hampshire can require p (More)
Missouri abortion consent law injunction ruling [8th Circuit]
Reproductive Health Services of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region, Inc., et al. v. Jeremiah M. Nixon, Attorney General of Missouri, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, November 16, 2006 [ordering the US District Court to i (More)
Missouri abortion law injunction upheld by 8th Circuit
The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday upheld a narrower version of a preliminary injunction imposed against Missouri's 24-hour informed consent abortion law . In a 2-1 decision , the court ordered the district court to is (More)
Better Luck This Time: Why Alito Is Hard to Beat
JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross, a specialist in constitutional history and the appointment of U.S. Supreme Court justices teaching at Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, says that the US Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel (More)
States brief ~ NY appeals court rules civil union partner has no standing to sue hospital
Leading Thursday's states brief, a New York appeals court ruled today that a member of a Vermont civil union has no standing to sue a Manhattan hospital for malpractice in the death of his partner. In finding that the partner had no standing, (More)
Senators, interest groups weigh in on Miers nomination
Following President Bush's nomination Monday morning of Harriet Miers to the US Supreme Court, Senators and various conservative and liberal interest groups are weighing in on the selection. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) has welcom (More)
State judge issues second TRO against Missouri abortion law
Missouri Judge Charles Atwell has issued a further temporary restraining order against Missouri's abortion law , the second TRO to be issued since the law was signed eleven days ago. Atwell said a provision allowing parents to sue people who h (More)
Missouri governor signs bill limiting abortions; lawsuits filed
Missouri Governor Matt Blunt signed legislation Thursday authorizing lawsuits against anyone who helps teenagers get abortions in violation of Missouri's parental consent law. The law is aimed partly at preventing teens from getting abortions (More)
Roberts Day 2: Questions and Answers
In a JURIST Forum special, JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross, Professor of Law at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Alabama, reviews the second day of the Senate confirmation hearings for US Chief Justice nominee John Robe (More)