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Legal News
15 Sep 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US government, on order from federal judge Gladys Kessler [professional profile], has released eight redacted videos showing forced feedings at Guantanamo Bay prison. The videos, released to the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] as part of former prisoner Abu Wa'el Dhiab's suit against … [read more]

Student Commentary
25 May 2014
by Jason Samuel of The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
edited by Elizabeth Hand

JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Samuel, Penn State Dickinson School of Law Class of 2014, explores the constitutional framework surrounding the annexation of Crimea by Russia...When the Alma-Ata Declaration was signed on December 21, 1991, 10 nations separated from the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Soviet Union) and became independent … [read more]

Legal News
20 May 2014
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Swiss bank Credit Suisse [corporate website] pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge for its role in helping Americans avoid taxes, according to a speech [text] from US Attorney General Eric Holder [official website]. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion financial penalty to the Department of Justice (DOJ), … [read more]

Legal News
6 Oct 2012
by Max Slater

[JURIST] A three-judge panel in Vatican City on Saturday sentenced the former butler of Pope Benedict XVI [official website] to eighteen months in prison for leaking confidential papal documents. Paolo Gabriele was convicted on charges of theft for stealing confidential papers from the Vatican [Al Jazeera report], photocopying them and … [read more]

Professional Commentary
1 Jun 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, says that the ICC should adhere to a policy of complementarity to bolster its legitimacy and foster a culture of justice among its member states...The principle of complementarity, in many ways, is the centerpiece of … [read more]

Academic Commentary
10 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist D. Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent interest of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the impact of video games on international humanitarian law is a chance for cooperation and education with the video game industry...Everyone knows … [read more]

Legal News
18 Aug 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] Former Credit Suisse broker Eric Butler was convicted Monday of multiple counts of fraud and conspiracy in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website]. His co-defendant Julian Tzolov pleaded guilty [JURIST report] last month and testified against Butler. Butler and Tzolov are accused … [read more]

Legal News
4 Sep 2008
by Joe Shaulis

[JURIST] The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) [official website; JURIST news archive] has charged [complaint, PDF] two former brokers for Credit-Suisse [corporate website; JURIST news archive] with defrauding clients of $1 billion by selling subprime securities that they represented as being backed by government-guaranteed student loans. The SEC complaint, … [read more]

Legal News
8 Nov 2006
by Lisl Brunner

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] has upheld a lower court order [PDF text] vacating the criminal conviction of the former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay [Houston Chronicle profile; JURIST news archive]. Lay died of a heart attack in July, six weeks after being convicted … [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]

Legal News
10 Jan 2006
by Kate Heneroty

[JURIST] General Sir Michael Rose [Wikipedia profile], a retired British military leader and the former UN military commander in Bosnia, has said that UK Prime Minister Tony Blair [official profile; JURIST news archive] should be impeached for making the decision to go to war in Iraq based on flawed claims … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jul 2005
by Rachel Felton

[JURIST] Leading Friday's states brief, the Wisconsin Supreme Court today extended [decision text] the "risk contribution theory" to lead paint manufacturers and allowed the suit of a 15-year old boy who can't prove which manufacturer produced the paint that may have injured him to continue. Risk contribution theory allows those … [read more]

Legal News
23 Mar 2005
by Jeannie Shawl

[JURIST] UK Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw [official profile] has announced reforms to the way Britain uses its secret intelligence. Straw announced the reforms Wednesday as part of a written statement [text] to Parliament on the government's implementation of the recommendations in the Butler report … [read more]

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