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Academic Commentary
17 Nov 2015
by James G. Hodge of Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge Jr. of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University and Doug Campos-Outcalt of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix discuss the potential to legally limit anti-vaccination messages widely disseminated by political candidates...Heard enough about the potential for childhood vaccines … [read more]

Legal News
7 Jan 2013
by Sarah Posner

[JURIST] The Court of Appeals of Sri Lanka [official website] on Monday ordered parliament to drop the impeachment proceedings against Chief Justice Shirani Bandaranayake, quashing a guilty verdict against her. This decision further fuels the dispute [AP report] between the legislature and the judiciary, and raises international concern [AFP report] … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jul 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The US District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi [official website] on Friday ordered [order text, PDF] that the state's new abortion law could take effect, but ordered that the state not prosecute the plaintiff, Jackson Women's Health Organization (JWHO) [official website], for continued operation of the clinic … [read more]

Legal News
18 Mar 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] A US magistrate judge in South Carolina ruled Wednesday that suspected al Qaeda operative Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri [NYT profile; JURIST news archive] must remain in prison as the criminal case against him proceeds. Judge Robert Carr denied al-Marri's request to be freed on bail, finding that he had … [read more]

Legal News
11 Mar 2009
by Tere Miller-Sporrer

[JURIST] The government of Libya [official website; JURIST news archive] has released two men [HRW press release] convicted in 2007 of planning to overthrow the government and meeting with a foreign official, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] announced Tuesday. Jamal al-Haji and Faraj Humaid were arrested as part of … [read more]

Legal News
17 Nov 2008
by Jake Oresick

[JURIST] Philippines bar leaders, retired judges, attorneys, law schools and business leaders Monday formed [Philippine Daily Inquirer report] an unofficial judicial oversight group dedicated to providing transparency in the selection of seven justices to the Supreme Court of the Philippines in 2009, when current justices retire. The name of the … [read more]

Legal News
26 Sep 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] AP is reporting that a Spanish court has convicted a suspected al Qaeda cell leader of conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the September 11 attacks [JURIST news archive] in the US.8:11 AM ET - Immad Yarkas, the accused leader of al Qaeda's presence in Spain [BBC backgrounder], … [read more]

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