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Student Commentary
8 Apr 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Kathryn Young, University of Virginia School of Law Class of 2013, analyzes the uses, reliability and legality of independent reports in light of their increased uses in collegiate sports...When sports scandals break, a common tool used by universities is the "independent report." To understand how these reports … [read more]


Academic Commentary
31 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Branson of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the trend of hiring independent corporate investigators and monitors, as exemplified by the most recent investigation into The Pennsylvania State University, has become overly expensive and fails to bring about greater accountability...I take no position … [read more]


Legal News
2 Apr 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled 5-4 [opinion, PDF] Monday in Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a suspect's Fourth Amendment [text] rights were not violated when he was strip searched upon entering jail. Petitioner Albert Florence was arrested in New … [read more]


Legal News
13 Oct 2011
by Erin Bock

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases on Wednesday. In Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of County of Burlington [transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the court considered whether a suspect's Fourth Amendment [text] rights were violated when he was strip searched … [read more]


Legal News
4 Apr 2011
by Zach Zagger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two cases from the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] but denied review of three Guantanamo cases [JURIST news archive]. In Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of … [read more]


Legal News
20 Sep 2007
by Joshua Pantesco

[JURIST] Iran released on bail Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh [OSI press release; JURIST news archive] from prison Wednesday, according to IRNA, the official Iranian news agency. Tajbakhsh, employed by the Open Society Institute, will not be allowed to leave Iran without judicial approval. Tajbakhsh and Iranian-American scholar Haleh Esfandiari … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2007
by Caitlin Price

[JURIST] Detained Iranian-American consultant Dr. Kian Tajbakhsh [OSI press release; JURIST news archive] is expected to be released from a Tehran prison "within the next few days," according to comments from Tajbakhsh and those of an Iranian spokesman talking to journalists during a interview at the notorious Evin Prison [AP … [read more]


Legal News
22 Dec 2006
by Bernard Hibbitts

[JURIST] A US federal judge ruled [PDF text] Friday that Iran is liable to pay $254 million in damages and compensation to families of American victims of a 1996 terrorist attack it helped finance on Khobar Towers [AFA backgrounder], a US military housing compound in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Nineteen Americans … [read more]

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