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jurist_logo_transJURIST is a web-based legal news and real-time legal research service powered by students and staff at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. It aims to provide primary sources as the world’s only law school-based comprehensive legal news and research service, providing the latest legal developments in real time for members of the legal community and the public at large.

See a more recent, complete list of legal news. 

Selected legal news:

January 9, 2019 – Supreme Court hears oral arguments in drug labeling and foreclosure protections cases

December 22, 2018 – Supreme Court denies Trump request to enforce new asylum rule

December 19, 2018 – Senate passes sweeping criminal justice reform bill

November 9, 2018 – Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction

October 26, 2018 – Florida man arrested in connection with suspicious pipe-bomb packages sent to outspoken Trump critics

September 28, 2018 – UN rights council calls on Venezuela to accept aid and investigate human rights situation

September 13, 2018 – FDA announces major crackdown on e-cigarette manufacturers and retailers

November 9, 2018 – Federal judge halts Keystone XL pipeline construction

October 26, 2018 – Florida man arrested in connection with suspicious pipe-bomb packages sent to outspoken Trump critics

September 28, 2018 – UN rights council calls on Venezuela to accept aid and investigate human rights situation

August 3, 2018 – EPA releases new emissions standards rollback plans; 19 state AGs promise to sue

March 9, 2018 – Trump imposes new steel, aluminum tariffs via proclamation

March 1, 2018 – UN expert highlights austerity’s impact on human rights

February 28, 2018 – Wisconsin governor sued for not calling special elections

February 23, 2018 – Amnesty International launches 2017 report highlighting conflict, poverty, refugee crises

February 15, 2018 – US Court of Appeals rejects Alabama school district attempt to secede on grounds of race

February 7, 2018 – House approves resolution prohibiting relationships between lawmakers and employees

January 25, 2018 – Organizations sue Trump administration after Kentucky Medicaid changes

January 18, 2018 – HRW annual world report highlights ‘populist challenge’

January 11, 2018 – EU court advisor recommends recognizing same-sex couples’ rights throughout EU

January 10, 2018 – Federal court strikes down North Carolina redistricting plan

December 28, 2017 – Alabama certifies Doug Jones’ Senate victory

December 15, 2017 – Ohio county sues 20+ opioid manufacturers and distributors

November 27, 2017 – Supreme Court declines appeal in Mississippi Confederate flag suit

November 22, 2017 – War criminal Mladić handed life sentence for genocide, crimes against humanity

November 21, 2017 – Virginia immigrants file federal suit over DACA extension restrictions

November 16, 2017 – LGBT Activist files federal lawsuit challenging Tennessee therapist law

November 13, 2017 – Supreme Court adds California abortion, free speech, retaliatory-arrest cases to 2017 docket

March 3, 2017 – Saudi authorites detain more than 200 in corruption probe

October 30, 2017 – France counterterrorism bill signed into law

Academic Commentary Editing
November 7, 2017  –  Dog Eat Dawg: Louisiana May be Right, but that Doesn’t Mean They’re Right

December 5, 2018  –  DACA on the Docket

Careers in Chiropractic Blog

This is a blog for the Doctor of Chiropractic program at New York Chiropractic College (NYCC). We are currently developing NYCC’s website.

Selected posts:

August 3, 2017 – Research resources for chiropractic students

July 27, 2017 – Building Relationships: A Foundation of Chiropractic

July 20, 2017 – Healing a nation in pain with evidence-informed chiropractic

June 22, 2017 – VA Relationships and NYCC Chiropractic Students

May 4, 2017 – What is diagnostic imaging?

April 20, 2017 – How real world experience benefits patients

March 16, 2017 – Chiropractic and Nutrition

March 9, 2017 – Chiropractic Sports Specialization, with Dr. Emily Canfield

March 3, 2017 – NYCC Faculty Profile: Dr. Brian Cunningham

December 22, 2016  –  Alumnus Tim Simansky, DC, DACBSP, CSCS, and Chiropractic for Athletes

November 23, 2016  –  Careers in Chiropractic Specialization Spotlight: Pediatrics

October 27, 2016  –  How do you become a chiropractor?

Seeing Opportunity – Business Blog

Business blog for the University of Delaware’s Lerner College of Business and Economics

Selected posts:

July 11, 2017 – What role does financial services analytics play in financial regulation?

June 13, 2017 – The role of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in Business Analytics

May 2, 2017 – Financial Services Analytics Ph.D. Research Spotlight

April 18, 2017 – Specialized training for healthcare organizations in demand

March 14, 2017 – How has technology changed the way we pay?

February 22, 2017 – Technology and commoditization in the hospitality industry

January 10, 2017  –  Career Spotlight: Social Entrepreneurship

January 4, 2017  –   The U.S. Hospitality Industry by the Numbers (Infographic)

Back in the saddle

If you would have told me two years ago that I’d be the exclusive writer for a biweekly equestrian blog, I’d have told you to tighten the reigns on your crazy thoughts.

The pig-tailed fifth grade me at horse camp would have been pumped.

The beast that follows me around all day with all kinds of curiosities (the distraction demon suitably known as my Erinyes) would have been overjoyed.

But I suppose that’s why I got a journalism degree in the first place — to learn and write about a million different subject areas. To go to the experts, and primary sources. People with real stories and real passion for their areas of expertise.

I’ll never stop learning.

So, 18 months later, here we are. I now know that there’s no place in the world like William Woods University’s distinguished equestrian programs. They’re a group of amazingly talented and truly intelligent people who are also completely down to earth, and great to talk to. They’re excited to share with me the outstanding things that are always going on: students who are pursuing equestrian to one day help veterans; National Championship-winning horses and students; a dedicated center for veterinary medicine; 100 percent career placement for their students.

Here are a few clips from the blog:

Selected posts:

February 1, 2017  –  Equestrian Career Spotlight: Horse Rescue

January 4, 2017  –  Q&A with Equestrian alum Leslie Potter

September 16, 2016  –  Equestrian Course Spotlight: Introduction to the Horse Industry

July 6, 2016  –  Communications Management in Equine Health

June 23, 2016  –  The Morgan: Strong will, beauty and a little serendipity

March 25, 2016  –  5 ‘Who-knew?’ Facts about: Western

March 25, 2016  –  5 ‘Who-knew?’ Facts about: Western

March 4, 2016  –  5 ‘Who-knew?’ Facts about: Dressage

January 22, 2016  –  Understanding horse communication

December 22, 2015  –  William Woods Equestrian Team brings home National Championship

November 3, 2015  –  ‘Catalysts for self-discovery’; Combining a love of horses with social work to do good

October 17, 2014  –  Off-saddle workouts to build in-saddle strength

I also work with William Woods University to write an American Sign Language blog. With Jordan Chepke, I write an Education blog and Undergraduate blog.

banner image by Ed Macko

Alvernia University – Criminal Justice Blog

criminal-justice-evidence-300x300We create these blogs for multiple reasons. They’re a place for the school to be generating fresh and relevant news. They’re a place we can utilize specific keywords that we want to reach the top of Google search. They’re a place for members of communities — for example Criminal Justice, Alvernia University, or both — to share interesting news on social channels.

Tales of Justice blog for Alvernia University’s Undergraduate Program in Criminal Justice Administration, include topics relating to news, professional development, career opportunities, course spotlights and more.

Selected posts:

June 30, 2015  –  Advances in criminal justice technology increase accuracy, accountability and efficiency

June 2, 2015  –  Reducing recidivism through education opportunities

May 19, 2015  –  Multicultural issues in Criminal Justice

May 5, 2015  –  Women and the Criminal Justice System

April 7, 2015  –  Legal Career Spotlight: Law Clerk

March 31, 2015  –  What about law school?

March 10, 2015  –  Top Criminal Justice Non-profits

February 10, 2015  –  White House proposed budget highlights Criminal Justice fields

Legislation Drafted to Euthanize Dogs Via Lethal Injection

By  on 01/09/2012

The Athens County Commissioners are drafting a policy that makes lethal injection the preferred method of euthanizing aggressive and unwanted dogs at the Athens County Dog Shelter.The shelter currently uses carbon monoxide gas chambers to euthanize dogs, a practice that has come under public scrutiny over the last several months.

“There has been a fair amount of opposition to the current practice,” said Athens County Commissioner Larry Payne. “Nothing overwhelming in numbers but enough valid issues were raised that I felt I needed to consider a new approach, and not just continue the current policy because that’s the way it has been done.”

The draft proposal sets three points for the shelter to follow regarding their euthanasia policy. The first is that lethal injection be the “first and preferred option to euthanize a dog.”

The second mandates that the current carbon monoxide gas chamber be used only as a last resort “if in the opinion of the Athens County Dog Warden it would be a safety hazard to a veterinarian or dog shelter county staff employee to euthanize an aggressive dog by lethal injection.”

Last, the proposed policy requires the dog warden to provide the county commissioners with a monthly list for all dogs at the shelter in the preceding month. The draft states that the list “shall include the number of dogs adopted, the number rescued and the number of any dogs euthanized.”

Those concerned with the switch to lethal injection worry about the cost and its effect on the shelter. The commissioners are currently waiting for a cost comparison of the carbon monoxide gas chamber versus lethal injection from the shelter’s dog warden, according to Payne.

Karen Kuhlman, president of the Athens County Animal Advocates, said that she sees the proposed policy change as progress. However, Kuhlman said that the group “will continue to work on this campaign until the gas chamber is dismantled, because that is the only way we can guarantee that it is no longer used.”

The Athens County Animal Advocates is a group organized to petition the Athens County Commissioners from gassing at the shelter. Their petition calls for a county-wide ban on euthanasia by carbon monoxide gas chambers, the adoption of lethal injection as the only allowable method of euthanasia, the dismantling of the gas chamber at the Athens County Dog Shelter and the formation of a citizens’ oversight committee to provide ongoing accountability and transparency of the shelter’s operations, according to the group’s Facebook page.

The commissioners will continue working on the drafted proposal over the next several weeks but are not expected to make a final decision on the changes until the shelter completes the cost comparison.
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This story originally appeared on thenewpolitical.com and can also be read here.

A previous piece to this story appeared here.