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Arizona ban against race, gender-based abortions challenged

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona (ACLU-AZ) [advocacy website] filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Arizona [official website] seeking to permanently enjoin a state law [HB 2443, PDF] that penalizes doctors, not patients, who perform abortions when the patient's... [full story]

Connecticut senate approves driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

[JURIST] The Connecticut Senate [official website] approved legislation [HB 6495] Thursday that would allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses regardless of documentation status. If signed by Governor Dannel Malloy [official website], the bill would allow those immigrants without proper documents from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services office [official.... [more]
Wisconsin appeals court rules voter ID law is constitutional
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Federal appeals court rules Florida cannot drug test all state employees
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Colorado governor signs bills regulating recreational marijuana
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Supreme Court declines to review Indiana Planned Parenthood case
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Former Michigan Supreme Court justice sentenced to 366 days in prison
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Guatemala ex-president pleads not guilty to money laundering charges
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Nigeria House approves bill criminalizing same-sex marriage
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Rights court urges El Salvador to allow abortion to save woman's life
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Zimbabwe constitutional court orders elections by end of July
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ICTY acquits 2 former Serbian commanders of crimes against humanity
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UN expert calls on Bangladesh to address pervasive violence against women
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ICC prosecutor requires proof that Kenya can handle Kenyatta case
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UN rights expert urges governments to develop effective legal aid systems
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UN rights expert calls for ban on lethal autonomous robotics
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UK forces accused of illegally detaining Afghans at Camp Bastion
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UN urges Libya to include women in drafting constitution
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What the Same-Sex Marriage Cases Teach Us About Affirmative Action
Eric Segall
Georgia State University College of Law

What Exactly is "Extraterritorial Application" of a Statute?
Kenneth S. Gallant
William H. Bowen School of Law

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The Syrian Civil War5/30
While the Syrian conflict began during the Arab Spring of 2011, it was fueled by decades of political oppression. On March 6, 2011, schoolchildren, inspired by uprisings in Egypt and Libya, graffitied anti-Bashir al-Assad messages on several buildings in Daraa. After Syrian police arrested the ...." [more]


First US copyright law passed

On May 31, 1790, Congress passed the first copyright law in the US. The Copyright Act of 1790 [PDF] established a means for individuals to seek copyrights for maps, charts and books for up to 14 years. Establishment of the act followed the passage of...." [more]
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ITC Clears Apple Yet Again5/10
JURIST Guest Columnists Rodney R. Sweetland, III and Michael G. McManus, both of Duane Morris, discuss the recent ITC decision in the Apple-Motorola patent dispute...In a Section 337 case before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) with a tortuous history, the ITC has once again ...." [more]
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Looking into Affirmative Action through Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin5/17
JURIST Associate Editor Fangxing Li, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, explores the upcoming US Supreme Court decision on affirmative action policies in institutions of higher education and argues that these policies harm rather than help diversity in schools that employ those ...." [more]
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Double Standards in the Philippines5/23
JURIST Guest Columnist Edsel Tupaz of the The Law Offices of Tupaz & Associates argues that the US Seventh Fleet must be held liable for the destruction of the Tubbataha Reefs...On Wednesday April 17, 2013 a number of public interest groups, led by two bishops, ...." [more]
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