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Student Commentary
11 Jun 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ivan Milosevic, an LL.M. Candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the eleventh entry in a 14-part series from the LL.M. students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He dissects the history of the former Yugoslavia … [read more]

Academic Commentary
6 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jules Lobel of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that if the Occupy Movement can create organizational forms that combine its democratic, egalitarian origins with ongoing direct action, a narrative of solidarity, equality and democracy over the long term, it will have made a major … [read more]

Legal News
4 Nov 2011
by Jaimie Cremeans

[JURIST] The Cuban government on Thursday announced the passage of a bill that will modify its housing law to allow permanent residents of the country to buy and sell their homes [AIN report, in Spanish] at will. The new law, which will take effect on November 10, will still limit … [read more]

Academic Commentary
11 Sep 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Leonard Cutler of Siena College says that President Obama did not keep his promise to make the country's counterterrorism policy more consistent with constitutional principles and international law, and that it remains to be seen whether his approach to counterterrorism can avoid the serious political damage manifested … [read more]

Legal News
5 Aug 2010
by Dwyer Arce

[JURIST] The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) [advocacy website] on Wednesday filed a lawsuit [petition, PDF; press release] against the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) [official website], seeking to overturn its decision to allow the Cordoba House [project website] project to proceed. The Cordoba House, a … [read more]

Legal News
22 Apr 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] German federal prosecutors said Wednesday that they have charged former Red Army Faction (RAF) [advocacy website; JURIST news archive] member Verena Beckman for the 1977 murders of federal prosecutor Siegfried Buback and two other men. Beckman was originally arrested two months after Buback's assassination and served 12 years of … [read more]

Legal News
28 Jan 2010
by Bhargav Katikaneni

[JURIST] French President Nicolas Sarkozy [official profile, in French; JURIST news archive] called Wednesday for strong banking regulations [speech, PDF; press release] to restore the "moral dimensions" of capitalism. Speaking at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting [official website] in Davos, Switzerland, Sarkozy called the current financial malaise a "crisis … [read more]

Student Commentary
2 Oct 2009

Ingrid Burke, Pitt Law '11, Lynsie Clott, and Aaron Freudenthal attended licensed and unlicensed protests primarily organized by self-proclaimed anarchist groups during the G-20 Summit...."I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"-Beatrice Hall, Friends of VoltaireThe City of Pittsburgh undertook … [read more]

Student Commentary
25 Sep 2009

Christian Ehret, Pitt Law '11, observed a G-20 Resistance Project protest held by self-proclaimed anarchists in Pittsburgh on Thursday...I ventured down to the G-20 Resistance gathering in the Lawrenceville neighborhood of Pittsburgh on Thursday afternoon with the sole intention of finding out what motivated people to be there. I was … [read more]

Legal News
1 Jul 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] A Russian law outlawing gambling in most of the country went into effect Wednesday, with authorities shutting down casinos and confiscating gambling machines. The law, passed [NYT report] in 2007, bans gaming in Russia's cities and towns, but designates some remote areas [BBC report] of the country where gambling … [read more]

Legal News
26 Jan 2009
by Tarah Park

[JURIST] Bolivian voters on Sunday approved a new constitution [text, PDF, in Spanish] that places more power in the hands of the country's indigenous majority. The leftist constitution, which passed by a 59 percent majority, is said by President Evo Morales [official website, BBC profile] himself a member of the … [read more]

Legal News
24 Nov 2008
by Jake Oresick

[JURIST] A Stuttgart court on Monday granted parole for Christian Klar, a leader of the militant Red Army Faction (RAF) [advocacy website], after Klar served 26 years in prison on nine counts of murder and 11 counts of attempted murder. The court found no grounds [BBC report] on which continue … [read more]

Legal News
26 Sep 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi

[JURIST] A Russian court began hearings against a renowned political commentator Tuesday, with prosecutors using expanded anti-extremism laws originally designed to combat racism and xenophobia but broadened in July [JURIST reports] to include activities taken for "political or ideological hatred." Prosecutors claim that several books by author Andrei Piontkovsky [fellowship … [read more]

Legal News
23 Feb 2006
by Cathy J. Potter

[JURIST] Fusako Shigenobu [Wikipedia profile], founder of the terrorist group known as the Japanese Red Army (JRA) [FAS backgrounder; BBC timeline], was convicted in a Tokyo court Thursday and sentenced to twenty years in prison for kidnapping and attempted murder during a 1974 attack on the French Embassy in The … [read more]

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