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The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404060_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Addresses Scope of Foreign Governments' Immunity to Discovery http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404046_text Sovereign immunity - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404046_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules Local Crimes Not Covered by Statute Implementing Chemical Weapons Convention http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404032_text Crime and law enforcement; Supreme court; Treaties and International Agreements/Weapons; United Nations Chemical Weapons Convention, 1993 - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205404032_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Florida Act on Education Data Privacy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403997_text Data protection; Education; Right of privacy - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 May 2014 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403997_text Global Legal Monitor: Panama; United States: Agreement on Forfeited Funds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403815_text Money laundering; Treaties and International Agreements/Crime - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403815_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Pennsylvania Moves Toward Rare Constitutional Change http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403812_text Constitution; Legislative bodies - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403812_text Global Legal Monitor: India; United States: Arrest of Diplomat Affecting Bilateral Ties http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403798_text International affairs; Officials and employees - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403798_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement on Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403749_text Organized crime - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403749_text Global Legal Monitor: Dominican Republic; United States: Agreement to Launch Trade Transparency Unit http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403743_text Customs enforcement; International affairs; Money laundering - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 01 Nov 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403743_text Global Legal Monitor: Switzerland; United States: Agreement on Tax Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403727_text International affairs; Taxation - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403727_text Global Legal Monitor: Philippines; United States: Agreement to Launch Trade Transparency Unit http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403633_text Government; International affairs; Money laundering - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403633_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations; United States: California Water Rights Law Lauded http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403353_text Human rights - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 03 Oct 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403353_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Memorandum of Cooperation on Methamphetamine Production http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403315_text Drug trafficking - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC)... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403315_text Global Legal Monitor: United Nations; United States: First U.N. Investigation of Native American Rights http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403111_text Native peoples - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403111_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement on Forfeited Funds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403065_text Money laundering - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403065_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Nuclear Security Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403066_text National security - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403066_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Delaware Supreme Court Rules That Spanish Law Applies in a Corporate Law Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403011_text Corporations - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403011_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Training Program for Mexican Prosecutors http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403008_text Crime and law enforcement - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 01 Mar 2012 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205403008_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Joint Declaration Issued at Recent Summit http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402909_text Foreign trade and international finance - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402909_text Global Legal Monitor: Japan; United States: Reviewing Criminal Jurisdiction over Civilian Employees Under the Status of Forces Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402910_text Crime and law enforcement - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 07 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402910_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Court Enjoins Florida Law Requiring Welfare Recipients to Take Drug Tests http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402878_text Right of privacy - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 09 Nov 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402878_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: New Jersey Supreme Court Revises Test for Admissibility of Eyewitness Identifications http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402807_text Crime and law enforcement - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 15 Sep 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402807_text Global Legal Monitor: Colombia; United States: Free Trade Agreement and Labor Issues http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402767_text Foreign trade and international finance - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402767_text Global Legal Monitor: Russian Federation; United States: Treaty on Utilization of Plutonium Ratified http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402722_text Weapons development - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402722_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: USTR Issues "Notorious Markets" List http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402550_text Intellectual property - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 03 Mar 2011 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402550_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Agreement to Cooperate on Security Research http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402399_text National security - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402399_text Global Legal Monitor: Cameroon; United States: Nuclear Security Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402379_text International affairs - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 18 Nov 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402379_text Global Legal Monitor: Norway; United States: Comparative Study of Drilling Regulations Issued http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402238_text Energy - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Sep 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402238_text Global Legal Monitor: Colombia; United States: Constitutional Court Suspends Military Cooperation Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402193_text International affairs - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402193_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: House Passes Bill on Criminal Justice System Review http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402152_text Crime and law enforcement - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402152_text Global Legal Monitor: Canada; Mexico; United States: Nuclear Security Cooperation http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402132_text National security - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402132_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Agreement Results in Convictions http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402130_text Drug trafficking - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402130_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Arrangements on Aviation and Border Security http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402131_text National security - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 29 Jul 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402131_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Memorandum on Cooperation in Civil Aviation Research and Development http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402072_text Aviation and airports - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402072_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Washington State Supreme Court Upholds Library's Internet Filtering Policy http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402050_text Freedom of speech - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402050_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Launch of Negotiations on Data Protection Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402015_text Communications - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 01 Jun 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205402015_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Conclusion of Second Stage of Air Transport ("Open Skies") Agreement http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401936_text International affairs - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401936_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Appeals Court Panels Address Whether Students' Punishment for Myspace Pages Violates First Amendment Free Speech Protections http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401888_text Freedom of speech - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401888_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Interim Agreement on SWIFT Bank Data Voted Down by European Parliament http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401869_text Right of privacy - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401869_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Enjoins Streaming Broadcast of Federal Trial http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401860_text Communications - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401860_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules Right to Public Trial Includes Jury Selection Phase http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401861_text Crime and law enforcement - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 09 Mar 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401861_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Ohio Supreme Court Holds Warrantless Search of Cell Phone Violates United States Constitution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401794_text Crime and law enforcement - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401794_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Montana Supreme Court Holds State Law Permits Physician Assistance of Suicides by Terminally Ill Patients http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401795_text Death and dying - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401795_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: President Obama Signs Executive Order Streamlining Declassification of Government Information http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401789_text Freedom of information - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401789_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Court Says Police Use of Taser Can Constitute Excessive Force http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401788_text Police power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401788_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Court Rules Fair Housing Act Protects Condominium Residents from Religious Discrimination http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401732_text Discrimination - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401732_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Addresses Ineffective Assistance of Counsel in Death Penalty Case http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401733_text Lawyers and legal services - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 17 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401733_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Convictions of Terrorist's Legal Team Upheld, While Sentence of Attorney Ruled Too Lenient http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401726_text Terrorism - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401726_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: New York Court Upholds Constitutionality of Condemnation of Private Property for Removal of Blight http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401727_text Property - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401727_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Appellate Court Holds Excessive Sampling of George Clinton's "Atomic Dog" Violated Copyright http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401729_text Intellectual property - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401729_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Appellate Court Affirms Restrictions on Federally Funded Legal Aid Organizations http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401728_text Lawyers and legal services - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 14 Dec 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401728_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Appellate Court Allows Global Warning Lawsuit by Katrina Victims to Proceed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401666_text Environmental protection - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401666_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Arizona Supreme Court Holds Metadata Can Be Subject to Public Records Requests http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401667_text Freedom of information - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 17 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401667_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Minnesota Supreme Court Holds That Bong Water Can Be a Controlled Substance http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401654_text Crime and law enforcement; Drug trafficking - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 13 Nov 2009 12:00:00 EST http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401654_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Says Federal Courts Should Not Ignore Challenges to a Prisoner's Execution http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401646_text Capital punishment - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401646_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: South Dakota Court Vacates Jury Decision Because of Juror's Internet Search http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401625_text Civil procedure - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401625_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Court Rules Agency's Deregulation of Genetically Engineered Sugar Beets Violated Federal Environmental Law http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401626_text Agriculture and food - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401626_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Agency Rescinds Employment Regulations Targeting Employers of Immigrants http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401627_text Labor - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 20 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401627_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Appeals Court Holds Election Funding Regulations for Non-Profits Violate First Amendment http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401592_text Elections and politics - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401592_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Court Rules State Law Governs NFL Players' Drug Test Results http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401593_text Labor - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401593_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Appeals Court Holds First Amendment Protects "Repugnant" Picketing of Military Funeral http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401594_text Freedom of speech - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 02 Oct 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401594_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Appeals Court Rules Juvenile Sex Offender Retroactive Registration Requirements Violate Ex Post Facto Clause http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401579_text Constitution - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 22 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401579_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Court Finds Connecticut Campaign Finance Reform Law Unconstitutional http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401554_text Elections and politics - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401554_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Appeals Court Sets Limits on Government Access to Private Electronic Records http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401555_text Right of privacy - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401555_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Court Rules State Prison Must Provide Access to Televised Prayer Services http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401556_text Church and state relations - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 18 Sep 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401556_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Letter of Intent on Cooperation Against Smuggling, Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401530_text Police power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401530_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Collaboration on Drug Cartel Indictments http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401529_text Police power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401529_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Return of Stolen Oil Products Proceeds http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401509_text Police power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401509_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Police May Arrest Divorcing Spouse for Trespass on Property to Which She Had Legal Title http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401496_text Families - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 21 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401496_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Inmate Lacked Constitutional Privacy Protections to Suppress Incriminating Statement in Letter Seized by Authorities http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401497_text Right of privacy - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401497_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Expert Testimony on "Suicide by Cop" Theory Ruled Admissible http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401501_text Police power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Thu, 20 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401501_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Constitutional Protections for Free Exercise of Religion Preclude Age Discrimination Claim http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401498_text Church and state relations - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401498_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Computer Hacker Can Be Prosecuted for Securities Fraud http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401500_text Securities - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 19 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401500_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Protocol to Punish Arms Trafficking http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401492_text Firearms and explosives - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401492_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Utah and Baja California Attorneys General Reach Agreement to Fight Crime http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401493_text Police power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401493_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Letter of Intent to Foster Security and Trade Signed http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401494_text International affairs - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401494_text Global Legal Monitor: Mexico; United States: Western U.S. Attorneys General Meet Mexican State Counterparts http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401491_text Police power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 14 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401491_text Global Legal Monitor: China; United States: First Strategic and Economic Dialogue Economic Track Joint Fact Sheet http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401485_text Foreign trade and international finance - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28,... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 12 Aug 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401485_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Divided Supreme Court Addresses Reverse Discrimination Claim http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401430_text Discrimination - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Wed, 15 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401430_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules Mining Waste May Be Discharged into Alaska Lake http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401424_text Environmental protection - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401424_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Interprets Voting Rights Act to Avoid Constitutional Review http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401426_text Elections and politics - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401426_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Reaffirms Right to Reimbursement for Private Special Education http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401428_text Education - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401428_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Rules States May Sue National Banks http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401427_text Banks and financial institutions - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 14 Jul 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401427_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Cooperation in Closing Guantanamo Bay http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401386_text Terrorism - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401386_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Appeals Court Holds States May Restrict Handgun Ownership http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401353_text Firearms and explosives - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 26 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401353_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Kansas Supreme Court Holds Attorney Post-Trial Contact with Jurors Permitted http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401355_text Civil procedure - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred.... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401355_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: U.S. Courts Lack Jurisdiction over Claims Against Iraq Arising During Saddam Hussein Regime http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401357_text Human rights - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government of Iraq enjoys sovereign immunity from claims for torture committed against U.S. citizens during the Saddam Hussein era. The lawsuits at issue involved several... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401357_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Judge's Recusual Required Where Campaign Contributions Create Probable Bias http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401356_text Judges - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government of Iraq enjoys sovereign immunity from claims for torture committed against U.S. citizens during the Saddam Hussein era. The lawsuits at issue involved several On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires an elected state judge to recuse himself from a case when a party in... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 15 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401356_text Global Legal Monitor: European Union; United States: Memorandum Signed on Beef Hormone Dispute http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401315_text International affairs - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government of Iraq enjoys sovereign immunity from claims for torture committed against U.S. citizens during the Saddam Hussein era. The lawsuits at issue involved several On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires an elected state judge to recuse himself from a case when a party in The European Community (EC) and the United States have had a longstanding dispute on hormone-treated beef. In the early 1990s, due to consumer concerns about food safety arising from mad cow disease, the EC introduced a... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Tue, 02 Jun 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401315_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Supreme Court Limits Private Party Liability for Hazardous Waste Cleanup http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401288_text Environmental protection - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government of Iraq enjoys sovereign immunity from claims for torture committed against U.S. citizens during the Saddam Hussein era. The lawsuits at issue involved several On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires an elected state judge to recuse himself from a case when a party in The European Community (EC) and the United States have had a longstanding dispute on hormone-treated beef. In the early 1990s, due to consumer concerns about food safety arising from mad cow disease, the EC introduced a On May 4, 2009, the United States Supreme Court held that companies could not be held liable under the Superfund hazardous waste cleanup statute solely on the ground that they sold hazardous chemicals to other companies... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Mon, 18 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401288_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Federal Court Rules State Secrets Privilege No Bar to Bringing Complaint http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401276_text Executive power - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government of Iraq enjoys sovereign immunity from claims for torture committed against U.S. citizens during the Saddam Hussein era. The lawsuits at issue involved several On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires an elected state judge to recuse himself from a case when a party in The European Community (EC) and the United States have had a longstanding dispute on hormone-treated beef. In the early 1990s, due to consumer concerns about food safety arising from mad cow disease, the EC introduced a On May 4, 2009, the United States Supreme Court held that companies could not be held liable under the Superfund hazardous waste cleanup statute solely on the ground that they sold hazardous chemicals to other companies On April 28, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the state secrets privilege, which the U.S. Government has used to seek dismissal of cases involving secret government conduct, does not... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401276_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules It Is Reversible Error for Judge's Mother to Sit on Jury http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401277_text Crime and law enforcement - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest in taking The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago has ruled that the right to have handguns in one's home, recently recognized by the Supreme Court, does not cover state or municipal laws The Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that an attorney may interview jurors following a trial and that a trial court may recall a jury and order a new trial if it finds that jury misconduct occurred. On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the Government of Iraq enjoys sovereign immunity from claims for torture committed against U.S. citizens during the Saddam Hussein era. The lawsuits at issue involved several On June 8, 2009, the Supreme Court ruled that the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution requires an elected state judge to recuse himself from a case when a party in The European Community (EC) and the United States have had a longstanding dispute on hormone-treated beef. In the early 1990s, due to consumer concerns about food safety arising from mad cow disease, the EC introduced a On May 4, 2009, the United States Supreme Court held that companies could not be held liable under the Superfund hazardous waste cleanup statute solely on the ground that they sold hazardous chemicals to other companies On April 28, 2009, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the state secrets privilege, which the U.S. Government has used to seek dismissal of cases involving secret government conduct, does not The Wisconsin Supreme Court held that it is a reversible error for the mother of the presiding judge to sit on the jury in a criminal trial. The appeal stemmed from a criminal case... The Global Legal Monitor from the Law Library of Congress covers legal news and developments worldwide. Fri, 08 May 2009 12:00:00 EDT http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401277_text Global Legal Monitor: United States: U.S. Supreme Court Restricts Searches of Vehicles During Arrests http://www.loc.gov/lawweb/servlet/lloc_news?disp3_l205401257_text Constitution - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has ruled that under the Alien Tort Statute, an American corporation in certain circumstances can be sued for alleged violations of international law where the injuries occurred The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976 (FSIA) does not grant immunity to foreign governments from discovery proceedings in litigation over the execution of judgments. (Republic of The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the U.S. implementing statute for the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) does not apply to local crimes. (Bond v. United States, No. 12-158, (June 2, 2014), Supreme Court website.) On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott approved "An Act Relating to Education Data Privacy," which prohibits public schools from collecting, obtaining, or retaining information on the political affiliation, voting history, religious affiliation, or biometric The United States and Panama signed an agreement in October 2013 under which they will share over $36 million in forfeited assets. (Press Release, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Cole and Panamanian On December 17, 2013, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved two bills that would amend article II, section 16 of the Constitution of Pennsylvania to reduce the membership of both houses of the state legislature, the On December 17, 2013, it was reported that the Indian government had lodged a formal complaint with Nancy Powell, the U.S. ambassador to India, following the arrest in New York of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, The Mexican National Banking and Security Commission (CNBV) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) for the exchange of information on money laundering and terrorism financing. (Mexico y EU On September 26, 2013, the Dominican Republic's Customs Authority (DRCA) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in Switzerland and the United States signed an Executive Agreement on August 29, 2013, that was designed to end a dispute between the two countries on issues relating to the conduct of Swiss banks in allegedly having On June 20, 2013, the Philippine Bureau of Customs (BOC) and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) directorate of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement signed a letter of intent to set up a trade transparency unit in On September 25, 2012, the state of California issued a new law on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation. (Assembly Bill 685 (Sept. On August 23, 2012, drug enforcement authorities from the United States and Mexico announced the signature of a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) From April 23 to May 4, 2012, James Anaya, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, as well as Regents Professor and the James J. Lenoir Professor of Human Rights Law and Policy On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States and Mexican Attorneys General had signed a letter of intent whereby the United States will share about $6 million in forfeited money resulting from an On March 26, 2012, it was announced that the United States, Mexico, and Canada have completed the implementation of an agreement whereby these countries, along with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), collaborated on the conversion The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that the law of Spain, rather than that of Delaware, applied in a case where a plaintiff corporation brought a shareholder derivative suit on behalf of a Delaware subsidiary of On February 7, 2012, Mexico's Attorney General started a program designed by the justice departments of Mexico and the United States aimed at providing training on criminal oral trials to Mexican federal prosecutors. The Mexican Attorney On November 28, 2011, during their annual summit, which was held in Washington, D.C., the leaders of the European Union and the United States met at the White House and issued a joint declaration. Both partners In January 2011, a 19-year old man was killed in a traffic accident that was caused by a United States civilian employed by the U.S. military stationed in Okinawa. The civilian employee was on his way The United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida has preliminarily enjoined a Florida law that required all applicants for certain types of government assistance to submit to drug testing. The court ruled that In an August 24, 2011, ruling, State v. Henderson, the New Jersey Supreme Court revised the state's test for evaluating the trustworthiness and admissibility of eyewitness identifications in criminal proceedings. The due process clauses of The United States and Colombia have negotiated a free trade agreement (FTA) whose ratification has been pending in the U.S. Congress since 2006. The suspended ratification of this FTA with Colombia can be attributed in some On June 8, 2011, the President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on Ratification of the Protocol to the Russian Federation - United States of America Bilateral Agreement Concerning the Management and Disposition of Plutonium On February 28, 2011, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) issued a list of over 30 "notorious" Internet and physical sites that violate intellectual property rights. The "Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets" list On November 18, 2010, the European Union and the United States concluded the Implementing Arrangement for Cooperative Activities in the Field of Homeland/Civil Security Research. The plan was signed by U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano On November 4, 2010, the United States' National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) concluded a memorandum of understanding with the West African nation of Cameroon. The cooperation agreement covers curbing, detecting, and interrupting illegal traffic in nuclear On August 26, 2010, DNV (Det Norske Veritas), self-described as "an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment" that provides risk-management services, issued a report summarizing the differences in the offshore The Constitutional Court (CC) of Colombia decided on August 17, 2010, that the Acuerdo Complementario para la Cooperacion y Asistencia T;cnica en Defensa y Seguridad entre los Gobiernos de la Repanduacute;blica de Colombia y el de The United States House of Representatives passed a bill on July 28, 2010, on the creation of a bipartisan commission to review the U.S. criminal justice system. (National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2010, H.R.5143, Thomas During a recent Nuclear Security Summit held in Washington, D.C., the United States, Mexico, and Canada agreed to cooperate, in conjunction with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), on the conversion of fuel in a Mexican Two Mexican nationals captured in Nogales, Arizona, were recently convicted of marijuana trafficking in Mexico pursuant to the Controlled Substances Program (CSP), an agreement between the United States and Mexico "to prosecute, under Mexican law, drug The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary and Mexico's Secretaries of Interior and Public Safety recently signed two arrangements aimed at strengthening border and aviation security between the two countries. According to a press On June 18, 2010, the European Commission and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) signed a memorandum of cooperation in the areas of civil aviation research and development and on interoperability between the EU and U.S. The Supreme Court of Washington, in a ruling issued on May 6, 2010, has held that a library district does not violate the state's constitutional right of free speech by filtering Internet content on its public On May 26, 2010, the European Commission commenced negotiations with the United States on a new general framework agreement to regulate aspects of protection of personal data for European Union citizens. The agreement will be part Since May 2008, two months after the first-stage of the Open Skies Agreement came into effect, the European Union and the United States have been engaged in seven rounds of negotiations on a second-phase air transport Two panels of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued rulings on the same day, reaching different results on whether the United States Constitution permits a student to be punished by school officials On February 11, 2010, the European Parliament (EP) voted down an interim agreement between the European Union and the United States, which was expected to enter into force on February 1, 2010, and last until November, On January 13, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States enjoined a federal district court order that would have permitted the broadcast of a trial via streaming audio and video to several federal courthouses around On January 19, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that a criminal defendant's right to a public trial under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to the jury selection process. The Ohio Supreme Court has held that the warrantless police search of a cell phone violates the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. Ohio municipal police convinced a woman to call appellant Antwaun Smith The Montana Supreme Court has held that Montana law allows a physician to aid the suicide of terminally ill patient. With this decision, Montana joins Oregon and Washington as states that allow the physician-assisted suicide of On December 29, 2009, President Barack Obama issued an executive order intended to allow researchers to gain access more quickly to formerly classified national security information. Executive Order 13,526, "Classified National Security Information," makes A federal appeals court has held that police use of a taser gun on a criminal suspect can constitute an unconstitutionally excessive use of force in some circumstances. Appellant Brian McPherson, a police officer for A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that the Fair Housing Act (FHA) protects from religious discrimination not only purchasers of a home at the time of sale, but also existing residents of a condominium building The United States Supreme Court has overturned a convicted murderer's death sentence, ruling that his counsel's failure to investigate the defendant's background prior to the penalty phase of his trial fell below an objective standard of A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld the convictions of members of Sheikh Omar Ahmad Ali Abdel Rahman's legal team for passing communications between him and a federally designated terrorist organization. The appeal concerned The New York Court of Appeals, New York State's highest court, has held that a state condemnation authority can use its eminent domain power to acquire property for a private development project to remove urban blight. A U.S. federal appellate court has upheld a jury verdict awarding copyright infringement damages to owners of the rights to George Clinton's 1982 classic, "Atomic Dog," against a hip-hop group that used samples of that song A federal appellate court has ruled that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution permits restricting government-funded legal aid organizations from lobbying, soliciting clients, participating in class actions, and seeking attorneys' fees. The A U.S. federal appellate court has ruled that a lawsuit by victims of Hurricane Katrina against energy and chemical companies, for contributing to global warming and thus increasing the damages from the hurricane, may proceed in The Supreme Court of Arizona has held that metadata "information describing the history, tracking, or management of an electronic document" can be subject to disclosure under the state's public records laws. A The Supreme Court of Minnesota has held that bong water can be a controlled substance under state criminal law. A defendant was arrested on multiple drug charges, including the commission of a first-degree controlled-substance crime. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that in a habeas corpus case challenging a prisoner's execution, a federal appellate court should allow the prisoner's arguments to be considered before ruling that a state may execute him. The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld a trial court decision to vacate a jury verdict because of a juror's Internet search regarding the defendant in the case. After receiving a summons and questionnaire for A federal district court has ruled that a decision by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to deregulate a genetically engineered form of sugar beets without preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) violated the National Environmental The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rescinded a 2007 regulation intended to prevent employers from employing undocumented immigrants, the enforcement of which had been enjoined by a federal court. The 2007 regulation, known The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has held that Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations restricting the way non-profit organizations can raise and distribute funds violates the First Amendment to the A United States federal appeals court has held that National Football League (NFL) players can use state law to challenge penalties for positive tests of substances banned by the league. In 2006, five NFL players, The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that the picketing of a military funeral by members of a church holding signs with "distasteful" and "repugnant" messages was protected by the First In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that retroactive application of a provision of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act ("SORNA"), part of the The United States District Court for the District of Connecticut has held that Connecticut's public campaign financing program, the Citizens' Election Program (CEP), violates the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by discriminating against minor parties. In a ruling issued August 26, 2009, a federal appeals court addressed the matter of procedures federal courts should observe in issuing search warrants and subpoenas for electronically stored information, holding that the "plain view" exception A federal appeals court has ruled that a federal law, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA), requires the Massachusetts Department of Corrections to provide prison inmates held in segregated units of prisons access On August 13, 2009, high-ranking government officials from the United States and Mexico signed a Letter of Intent "to develop a coordinated and intelligence-driven response to the threat of cross border smuggling and trafficking of weapons On August 20, 2009, the United States Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced the indictment of 43 individuals who allegedly are "andhellip; high-ranking members of several of Mexico's most On August 11, 2009, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that $2.4 million will be repatriated to Mexico as a result of a joint U.S.-Mexico investigation of the smuggling of Mexican petroleum products into The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held that under certain circumstances, a police officer may lawfully arrest a person for criminal trespass on a property to which she has legal title. The Maryland Court of Appeals has held that a prisoner in a maximum security prison did not have a legitimate expectation of privacy to protect his mail from being searched and a letter with an incriminating The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that in a case alleging excessive police force, a trial court may admit expert testimony that a person shot by police was committing "suicide The Supreme Court of Wisconsin has held that a teacher at a Catholic school cannot sue her former school for age discrimination, because the U.S. and Wisconsin constitutions protect the school's free exercise of religion. The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled that a computer hacker who uses deceptive means to obtain advance information about a company's financial reports can be sued for fraud under the On July 13, 2009, the office of the Mexican Attorney General and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they had established a collaboration protocol to punish weapons traffickers. The protocol is aimed at collecting information On August 2, 2009, the Utah and Baja California attorneys general signed an "agreement of understanding" aimed at combating "human and weapons trafficking, money laundering and Internet crimes against children." Among the provisions is an agreement The Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Mexico's Secretary of Finance and Public Credit signed a Letter of Intent on June 15, 2009, aimed at strengthening security and promoting trade. According to The Conference of Western Attorneys General (CWAG) gathered in Idaho from August 2 though 5 for its 2009 summer meeting. CWAG members include the attorneys general of 15 western U.S. states. The first day of the According to a fact sheet released on August 4, 2009, after the first meeting of the economic track under the First U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, convened in Washington, D.C., on July 27 and July 28, On June 29, 2009, a divided Supreme Court ruled that under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, an employer may engage in racially disparate treatment of employees to avoid a racially disparate impact The U.S. Supreme Court recently addressed jurisdictional issues on enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps), and sided with the argument that The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to consider the constitutionality of a section of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that subjects certain state and local government election law changes to federal preclearance review, but suggested The Supreme Court has reaffirmed the legal right of parents to obtain reimbursement for the private education of children with learning disabilities, even when the child has not previously received special education services in the public On June 29, 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that state governments are not preempted by the National Bank Act (NBA) from enforcing state law against national banks in judicial proceedings. The NBA, enacted in Since U.S. President Barack Obama announced the closing of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay in his Executive Order of January 22, 2009, several Member States of the European Union have expressed an interest i