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Legal News
5 Mar 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] A Thai court issued a four-year prison sentence to 15 members of the political group United Front for Democracy against Dictatorship (UDD), known as the Red Shirts [official blog], on Thursday, following a conviction for inciting riots in 2009. The Red Shirts are a political group that supports former … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Dec 2014
by Jeffrey Jackson of Washburn University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey D. Jackson, of the Washburn University School of Law, discusses the complexities of applying state and federal court orders to state marriage laws ...On October 6, 2014, the US Supreme Court denied certiorari [PDF] on all seven cases challenging state bans on same-sex marriage, which effectively … [read more]


Student Commentary
6 Nov 2014
by Masoud Mortazavi of St. John's University School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Masoud Mortazavi, St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2015, is the author of the fifth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Mortazavi discusses the ways in which professional sports have helped shape the narrative … [read more]


Professional Commentary
15 Aug 2014
by Ben Weinberger of Phoenix

JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Weinberger of Phoenix discusses the international protection of data in the cloud... In a recent proceeding before the US Court, Microsoft was ordered to turn-over email belonging to a user of its hosted mail service. That email belonged to a user outside the US. The email itself … [read more]


Academic Commentary
24 Jul 2014
by Victor Sanchez Williams of Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Sanchez Williams of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law discusses the constitutionality of the debt limit statute and why it needs to be eliminated ... Partisan conflict has brought our nation to the brink of catastrophic debt default three times since 2011. Markets … [read more]


Professional Commentary
3 Jul 2014
by Bilal Khan of United Kingdom's government sector

JURIST Guest Columnist Bilal Khan discusses the legal implications of the use of force against ISIS in IRAQ... The Factual Background The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) made headlines in June, when it escalated its offensives in Iraq. By June 10, it had captured Iraq's second largest … [read more]


Legal News
30 May 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] BP [corporate website] asked [text, PDF] the US Supreme Court [official website] on Wednesday to stay a March ruling requiring the company to make massive settlement payments as a result of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP contends [press release] that the US Court of Appeals for the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
21 May 2014
by David Hacker of Alliance Defending Freedom

JURIST Guest Columnist David Hacker of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses free speech zones on public university campuses... Free speech zones on public university campuses sound wonderful in the abstract—a special zone just for free speech! But don't be fooled. College's sell the idea of free speech zones like used car … [read more]


Academic Commentary
11 Mar 2014
by Curtis Doebbler of Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations

JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of the Geneva School of Diplomacy & International Relations argues that while many US lawyers and diplomats have condemned Russia's involvement in Ukraine as a violation of international law, recent practices of states using force against other states suggests that it may be the United … [read more]


Student Commentary
29 Nov 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Meredith Kurz, Hofstra University School of Law Class of 2015, discusses the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its effects on ERISA benefits...In 2010, with a majority in the Senate and House of Representatives, President Barack Obama successfully passed his signature piece of legislation, the Patient … [read more]


Student Commentary
19 Nov 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Alfred Williams, Jr., St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the seventh article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Williams explores issues with New York City's current land use procedure and … [read more]


Student Commentary
16 Oct 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicole Megale, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the fifth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Megale calls for an abrogation statute to protect a wrongfully executed individual's Eighth … [read more]


Professional Commentary
16 Oct 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Simon Lester of the Cato Institute says that the newly elected coalition in Australia may alter the country's current stances on certain international investment rules...The recent Australian elections were decided mostly by domestic policy issues, but their outcome will have an impact beyond the border, as the … [read more]


Student Commentary
3 Sep 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Caselli, University of Chicago Law School Class of 2015, discusses the circuit split created by Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Sebelius and argues that the right of corporations to impose their religious beliefs was correctly denied..."For-profit, secular corporations cannot engage in religious exercise." With this sentence, … [read more]


Student Commentary
29 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. In his second piece, he calls for reform of the Foreign Assistance Act...Recent politics in Egypt have left US political leaders and White House lawyers quibbling over … [read more]


Student Commentary
24 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. Here, he examines whether or not the situation is a coup and how this affects foreign aid ...July 3, 2013 was a momentous day for Egyptians, but … [read more]


Student Commentary
18 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Maxwell Slackman, George Mason University School of Law Class of 2014 discusses US Internet privacy standards, the economic ramifications of national security leaks and why the US should compete for foreign Internet consumers... Edward Snowden's recent leaks exposing the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM program have prompted … [read more]


Student Commentary
2 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Mike Blackwell, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the US federal regulatory framework for liquefied natural gas exportation...Global energy markets are currently undergoing a number of significant changes. A recent and rapid expansion in the US domestic supply of natural gas, resulting mainly … [read more]


Academic Commentary
10 Jun 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Ruthann Robson of the CUNY School of Law argues that requiring manufacturers to label clothing as "sweat-free" is feasible under the First Amendment...Buying a shirt is an ethically fraught endeavor. This is nothing new: the production of clothes has long been interwoven with slavery, indentured servitude, "wage … [read more]


Student Commentary
17 May 2013

JURIST Associate Editor Fangxing Li, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, explores the upcoming US Supreme Court decision on affirmative action policies in institutions of higher education and argues that these policies harm rather than help diversity in schools that employ those policies...In March, the US Supreme … [read more]

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