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Academic Commentary
26 Dec 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Herman of the Brooklyn Law School says that the Second Circuit's Ghailani decision is both novel and disturbing because the court relied on the departure from one principle—detention for the purposes of interrogation—as justification or the departure from another principle—the right to a speedy trial ...My … [read more]

Student Commentary
18 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Newton, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2013, is the author of the fifteenth article in a 15-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. He argues that state legislatures should enact laws to compel prison officials and … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jan 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled 8-1 [opinion, PDF] Wednesday in Perry v. New Hampshire [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that the Due Process Clause does not require a preliminary judicial inquiry into the reliability of an eyewitness identification when the identification was not procured under unnecessarily suggestive circumstances arranged by … [read more]

Legal News
9 Jul 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] The French Senate [official website, in French] on Wednesday approved [vote, in French] a new version [text, in French] of a controversial Internet piracy law after portions of it were rejected [decision, in French; JURIST report] last month by France's Constitutional Council [official website]. The original law subjected violators … [read more]

Professional Commentary
24 Oct 2007

Gary Solis [Adjunct professor, Georgetown University Law Center and former Marine Corps judge advocate and military judge]: "[During his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing last Thursday,] Attorney General-nominee Michael Mukasey could not or would not say if he considers waterboarding torture. "If it is torture, it is unconstitutional," he responded … [read more]

Academic Commentary
9 Mar 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist P. Sabin Willett, a partner at Bingham McCutchen, LLP, working pro bono with a team of Bingham lawyers in the Guantanamo habeas litigation, says that the detention of a Chinese Uighur is just one proof that the general, officially-articulated proposition that Guantanamo holds terrorists is a … [read more]

Professional Commentary
8 Mar 2006

Tahira Bland [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2L, in New Orleans]: "Anne Bryson, Gina Mosley, and I have been assigned to a non-profit law firm, the Justice Center. The primary focus of the Justice Center is to provide indigent criminal defense. Hurricane Katrina caused severe damage to legal institutions … [read more]

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