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Legal news from Saturday, March 19, 2016
by Emelina Perez

The US Supreme Court on Friday released the hearing list for the two-week, 11 hearing period beginning on Monday. The court will hear arguments for Wittman v. Personhuballah on Monday. The case concerns Virginia's redistricting plan and the court will consider whether the Third Congressional District relied on racial demographics. The court will …

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by Emelina Perez

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) addressed the agreement between the European Union (EU) and Turkey on Friday, stating that it is important to ensure safeguards in executing the agreement and to respect international and European law in the process. EU leaders agreed to a deal with Turkey on Friday, effectively …

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by Steven Wildberger

A Northern Virginia man pleaded guilty Friday to attempting to provide the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) with material support and to attempting to join the terror organization. Joseph Hassan Farrokh was arrested at Logan International Airport in January after he inadvertently discussed his plans to join ISIS with an FBI …

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by Steven Wildberger

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and UN High Commissioner Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein on Friday expressed concern over increased violence and rights violations in Burundi, and called for an "inclusive political dialogue" to end the 11-year struggle. Speaking to the council about his trip to Burundi last month, the Secretary General stated, "I cannot stress …

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