Supreme Court of Canada rules against challenge to indigenous family services law – JURIST

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) ruled Friday against the province of Quebec’s challenge to the constitutionality of the child welfare provisions in the Act respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis children,... Read more »

US judge declines to pause challenge to Alabama law criminalizing gender-affirming care for minors – JURIST

A federal judge in Alabama declined on Tuesday to stay a lawsuit challenging Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act (VCCPA). US District Judge Liles Burke rejected a request from the US... Read more »
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Canada court grants CCLA standing to challenge New Brunswick’s gender identity policy in school – JURIST

The Court of King’s Bench of New Brunswick granted the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) a public interest standing to challenge the policy change carried out by the Minister of Education and... Read more »

Uganda activists challenge anti-homosexuality law in Constitutional Court – JURIST

Ugandan LGBTQIA+ activists filed a lawsuit Monday in the country’s Constitutional Court to examine the constitutionality of the Anti-Homosecuality Act, signed by the country’s president earlier this year, that restricts the rights of... Read more »

Human rights groups file legal challenge to stop UK licenses for Israel weapons exports – JURIST

Legal and human rights groups have filed a legal challenge with the UK’s High Court calling for the government to stop granting licenses for weapons exports to Israel, activists said on Thursday.... Read more »

Small Law Firms Made Progress this Year On Their Biggest Challenge, Thomson Reuters Survey Finds

Seven times since 2016, Thomson Reuters has conducted a survey on the state of small law firms in the U.S., and every time, it found that small firms had made virtually no... Read more »

Australia emergency laws for immigrants who can not be deported face challenge – JURIST

A Chinese refugee affected by recent Australian emergency laws subjecting certain refugees to monitoring challenged the laws in Australia’s high court on Wednesday, according to ABC News (Australia). The refugee’s lawyers claim... Read more »

Massachusetts cannabis companies challenge federal ban – JURIST

A coalition of cannabis companies in Massachusetts filed a suit Thursday challenging the federal prohibition on marijuana as it applies to individual states. The suit, filed in a Massachusetts district court, names... Read more »

Carla Stenzel Comments on Supreme Court’s Refusal to Hear Challenge Against OPT Programs for Foreign Students

Carla Stenzel comments on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to decline hearing a challenge to the Optional Practical Training (OPT) work program for foreign students, ending yearslong litigation and preserving the program... Read more »

Criminal Defense Clinic: Case Dismissed by DA After Criminal Defense Clinic Raises Constitutional Challenge – Mills Legal Clinic of Stanford Law School

CASE DISMISSED BY DA AFTER CRIMINAL DEFENSE CLINIC RAISES CONSTITUTIONALCHALLENGE Emily Bruell, ’24, and Madison Irene, ’24 Madison Irene and Emily Bruell represented a 23-year-old man who was the lawful owner of... Read more »

New Mexico judge rejects Republican challenge to congressional map – JURIST

On Friday, New Mexico District Judge Fred T. Van Soelen rejected a Republican challenge to the state’s congressional map that argued the map favors Democratic candidates. The case was in the New... Read more »

US federal judge sides with Tennessee Pride festival in challenge to drag ban – JURIST

US District Court Judge Ronnie Greer issued a temporary restraining order Friday to prevent Blount County, TN District Attorney General Ryan K. Desmond from interfering with the Blount County Pride Festival under... Read more »
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