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Academic Commentary
28 Sep 2015
by Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law discusses the latest cyber security agreement between China and the US... It is a longstanding fiction that the Chinese word for "crisis" is composed of elements that signify "danger" and "opportunity." Nevertheless, in the realm of science fiction writing, … [read more]

Legal News
4 Aug 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida [official website] on Monday sentenced Christopher R. Glenn 120 months in jail and three years of supervised release for willful retention of classified national defense information [DOJ press release] under the Espionage Act [text]. Glenn was … [read more]

Legal News
10 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] A former US government employee with the Department of Energy and Nuclear Regulatory Commission was charged [indictment, PDF; press release] with a four count violation of federal law in connection with an attempted phishing scheme involving Department of Energy employee emails. Charles Harvey Eccleston, aged 62, was charged two … [read more]

Student Commentary
19 Dec 2014
by Gregory Fouladi of Valparaiso University Law School

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory Fouladi, Valparaiso University School of Law Class of 2016, discusses the Constitutional ambiguity surrounding Federal Agency phishing techniques ... Imagine a scenario where you are sitting in a private area of your home browsing on your personal computer. You may have be doing research, reading the … [read more]

Professional Commentary
15 Aug 2014
by Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch

JURIST Guest Columnist G. Alex Sinha of Human Rights Watch discusses US government surveillance and the attorney-client privilege American lawyers have been concerned for some time that the legally protected space for attorney-client communications is shrinking. But recent reports detailing massive electronic surveillance by the US government suggest truly confidential … [read more]

Professional Commentary
1 Aug 2014
by Arkady Bukh of Law Offices of Bukh & Associates

JURIST Guest Columnist Arkady Bukh of the Law Offices of Bukh & Associates describes the recent arrest of an alleged Russian cyber criminal and its place in the history of cybercrime... The recent arrest of Russian citizen Roman Valeravich Seleznev by US authorities for alleged cyber crimes highlights one of … [read more]

Academic Commentary
30 Jun 2014
by Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses some of the possible implications of the Supreme Court's recent decision on cell phone searches ... In one of the most significant Fourth Amendment rulings ever handed down by the Supreme Court, all nine justices agreed in … [read more]

Academic Commentary
28 Jun 2014
by Roy Gutterman of Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University

JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of the Tully Center for Free Speech at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University comments on the recent Supreme Court decision in Aereo v. American Broadcast Companies, and provides insight into the world of Copyright Law ... The Supreme Court may … [read more]

Legal News
25 Jun 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 6-3 Wednesday against Aereo [corporate website], an online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. In American Broadcasting Cos. v. Aereo, Inc. [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] the court held that Aereo performs petitioners' works publicly within … [read more]

28 Apr 2014

On this episode of the JURIST podcast, JURIST writers and editors discuss some of their favorite articles published on the site this year. A trend emerged in the first three articles of technological advances outpacing developments in the law. JURIST podcast moderator Ian Everhart discussed Joseph Vacek’s article “ALJ Decision … [read more]

Legal News
22 Apr 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] in two cases Tuesday. In Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus [transcript, PDF] the court heard arguments on whether an Ohio law that imposes penalties for making knowingly false statements about political candidates violates the right to … [read more]

Legal News
6 Mar 2014
by Theresa Donovan

[JURIST] The US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) office of the Inspector General has reportedly requested that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official websites] investigate CIA conduct in secret detention programs that was the focus of an unreleased US Senate [official website] study. Individuals reported to McClatchy Newspapers [official website] … [read more]

Academic Commentary
20 Feb 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal privacy interests impacted, government metadata surveillance programs produce a net gain … [read more]

Legal News
11 Jan 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday granted review [order, PDF] for ABC, Inc. v. Aereo, Inc. [docket materials], to decide the legality of Aereo's [corporate website] online service that streams and records publicly broadcast television programming without paying the broadcasters. Aereo charges users a monthly fee to … [read more]

Legal News
28 Oct 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Attorney for the District of New Jersey [official website] filled charges [indictment, PDF] Monday against a UK national for allegedly hacking into thousands of computer systems operated by the US government. The accused, Lauri Love and three unnamed co-conspirators are accused of infiltrating the computer systems of … [read more]

Legal News
6 Sep 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Guardian [official website] on Thursday obtained files showing that the US National Security Agency (NSA) and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) [official websites], have compromised the guarantees that Internet companies have given consumers to reassure them that their communications are encrypted. The files, published [NYT … [read more]

Student Commentary
4 Sep 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Caitlin McNamara, Pepperdine University School of Law Class of 2014, shares her first-hand experience and explains the procedural issues surrounding the trials for those accused of the September 11, 2001 attacks...This year will mark the twelfth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, yet the five men … [read more]

22 Jul 2013

Edward Snowden, a former contractor for the NSA who leaked the NSA Power Point slides to the Washington Post and The Guardian, has been very open with the media regarding his background, education, work history and motives surrounding his leaking of NSA information. Snowden was born in Elizabeth, North Carolina … [read more]

Student Commentary
17 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Brice Biggins, George Mason University School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the rarity of treason charges in the US and argues that Edward Snowden should be charged with violating the Espionage Act of 1917... After leaking the existence of the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM program … [read more]

Academic Commentary
16 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says that the key issue in assessing the espionage charge against Edward Snowden is whether his disclosure of the gathering of call data harmed the US or helped a foreign nation...Several weeks ago, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald broke … [read more]

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