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Legal News
16 Jul 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] on Monday reversed [opinion, PDF] a lower court ruling prohibiting the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles [official website] from issuing specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag. The Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) … [read more]

19 Jul 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

Slavery was a socially accepted and promoted practice in Greek and Roman antiquity and in Eastern empires. The modern practice of human trafficking is another iteration in the history of the international slave trade. An intricate global network connected traders in Africa to merchants in emerging European countries, as well … [read more]

Professional Commentary
18 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist John W. Whitehead president of the Rutherford Institute says that the ban on all non-governmental flags in Lexington, Virginia is motivated specifically by the city's intent to eliminate the display of Confederate flags and thus breaches its citizens' freedom of speech ...When considering issue at the heart … [read more]

Legal News
6 Jul 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] The Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) [advocacy website] on Wednesday signaled to the US District Court for the Western District of Virginia [official website] that the group will appeal the court's decision to dismiss the SCV's legal challenge to a Lexington city ordinance relating to the display of the … [read more]

Professional Commentary
17 Dec 2010

David O. Stewart [Constitutional Lawyer, Author]: "I spent way too much time following the Thomas Porteous impeachment trial, having defended an impeachment trial in 1989 (Judge Walter Nixon) and having written a book about another (Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy). There were … [read more]

Academic Commentary
21 Jul 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Mary Ellen O'Connell of Notre Dame Law School says that the principle of proportionality in the use of force is a necessary, sensible and humane doctrine of international law that Israel and Hezbollah would do well to respect in the latest Middle East conflict... A number of … [read more]

Legal News
22 Jan 2003
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] Harvard Law School announced Wednesday that The Oneida Indian Nation of central New York (part of the Iroquois Confederacy) has made a $3 million gift [HLS press release] endowing a chair at Harvard Law School for the study of American Indian law. … [read more]

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