Legal issues related to the September 11 attacks
A number of incidents stemming from the September 11 attacks have raised questions about legality.These include:
Soon after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States government began de...
Jury of matrons
The jury of matrons was a form of special jury at English common law, usually used to resolve legal disputes over whether or not a party to a legal action was pregnant.
The civil jury of matrons w...
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD) is a United Nations convention. A third-generation human rights instrument, the Convention commits its ...
Roof knocking
Roof knocking is the equivalent of a warning shot for aerial bombing and the practice of warning inhabitants of a building before it is bombed to give the inhabitants time to flee the attack. The prac...
Baby M
Baby M (born March 27, 1986) was the pseudonym used in the case In re Baby M, 537 A.2d 1227, 109 N.J. 396 (N.J. 1988) for the infant whose legal parentage was in question.In re Baby M was a custody ca...
Anton Ferdinand
Anton Julian Ferdinand (born 18 February 1985) is an English footballer who plays for Reading. He is a product of the West Ham United academy and has also played for West Ham United, Queens Park Rang...
Extrajudicial prisoners of the United States
Extrajudicial prisoners of the United States, in the context of the early twenty-first century War on Terrorism, refers to foreign nationals the United States detains outside of the legal process requ...
In re A.C.
In re A.C. was a 1987 D.C. Circuit reproductive rights case. It was the first appellate court decision to "take a stand against" forced caesarean sections. Angela Carder (née Stoner) was forced to und...
Dobson (Litigation Guardian of) v. Dobson
Dobson (Litigation guardian of) v Dobson, [1999] 2 S.C.R. 753 was a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada on a pregnant woman's legal duties in tort law. It was the first time the Supreme C...
Iraq War
The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began with the 2003 invasion of Iraq led by the United States. The invasion toppled the government of Saddam Hussein. The conflict, however, continued...
Racial vilification
Racial vilification is the term in the legislation of Australia that refers to a public act that encourages or incites others to hate people because of their race, nationality, country of origin, colo...
Christie v. York
Christie v York (1939), [1940] S.C.R. 139 is a famous decision of the Supreme Court of Canada where the Court allowed private establishments to discriminate on the basis of free enterprise.
Fred C...
No Fly List
The No Fly List is a list, created and maintained by the United States government's Terrorist Screening Center (TSC), of people who are not permitted to board a commercial aircraft for travel in or ou...
Brooks v. Canada Safeway Ltd.
Brooks v Canada Safeway Ltd [1989] 1 S.C.R. 1219 is a leading Supreme Court of Canada decision on employer discrimination of pregnant employees. The Court found that Safeway violated the provincial Hu...
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007
The Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 ("NTNER Bill") is one of five bills comprising the legislative package for the Northern Territory National Emergency Response, introduced b...
Pemberton v. Tallahassee Memorial Regional Center
Pemberton v. Tallahassee Memorial Regional Center (U.S. District Court, N.D. Florida, Tallahassee Division., October 13, 1999) is a case in the United States regarding reproductive rights. In particul...
Curveball (informant)
Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi (Arabic: رافد أحمد علوان‎, Rāfid Aḥmad Alwān; born 1968), known by the Defense Intelligence Agency cryptonym "Curveball", is an Iraqi citizen who defected from Ir...
Burton v. Florida
Burton v. Florida, Samantha Burton, a mother of two, was twenty-five weeks pregnant in March 2009 when she experienced a premature rupture of membranes and displayed signs of premature labor. At the ...
Manifesto of Race
The Manifesto of Race (Italian: Manifesto della razza), sometimes known as the Charter of Race or Racial Manifesto, was a manifesto published on 14 July 1938 which prepared the enactment, in Septe...