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Legal News
4 Dec 2015
by Ashley Hogan

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslav (ICTY) [official website] publicly announced [press release] on Tuesday confidential charges and arrest warrants [order, PDF] for contempt of court against three people involved in the Vojislav Šešelj trial [ICTY case materials]. Petar Jojić, Jovo Ostojić and Vjerica Radeta, two defense lawyers … [read more]


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

JURIST Guest Columnist James G. Hodge, Jr. of Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University discusses the significance of the outcome of Wollschlaeger II and its impact on the public's health... Without question significant access to guns and ammunition implicates major public health risks. There were 33,636 … [read more]


Legal News
11 Mar 2015
by Ashley Hogan

[JURIST] The Utah State Legislature [official website] gave final approval to a bill [text, PDF] Tuesday that will allow execution by firing squad if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. The goal of House Bill 11 is to provide an alternative execution method to lethal injection, as supplies of the traditional … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2015
by Colleen Mallick

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio [official website] on Tuesday dismissed a claim [order, PDF] filed by four death row inmates challenging the constitutionality of an Ohio law that provides confidentiality for companies that supply lethal injection drugs. The inmates claimed [complaint, … [read more]


Legal News
16 Feb 2015
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The Utah House of Representatives [official website] on Friday narrowly approved House Bill 11 [text, PDF], which would allow for executions by firing squad. The goal of the legislation is to provide an alternative execution method to lethal injection, as supplies of the traditional drugs have become scarce. HB … [read more]


Legal News
13 Feb 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf [official website] declared a moratorium [memorandum] on the death penalty Friday, which will remain in effect until he receives and reviews a report from the Pennsylvania Task Force and Advisory Committee on Capital Punishment. The governor expressed concerns over serious flaws in the death penalty … [read more]


Student Commentary
12 Feb 2015
by Anastasia Konina of University of Pittsburgh School of Law
edited by Josh Guckert

JURIST Guest Columnist Anastasia Konina, an LL.M student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, discusses how due process rights should be applied in the case of consumer online dispute resolution...Recent years have witnessed the increasing privatization of enforcement institutions in several areas of European law, including consumer law. … [read more]


Legal News
6 Feb 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Friday expressed concerns about the exercise of freedom of expression in Burundi following the arrest of Bob Rugurika, director of Radio Public Africaine (RPA). Rugurika was arrested on January 20 for refusing to disclose … [read more]


Legal News
19 Jan 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Attorneys for four death-row inmates on Monday proceeded in a challenge [JURIST report] to an Ohio law [text, HB 663] by filing a motion [text, PDF] for a preliminary injunction. HB 663 is a measure providing for the confidentiality of entities involved in the manufacture of drugs for use … [read more]


Legal News
25 Dec 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Four death row inmates filed a complaint [complaint, PDF] on Wednesday challenging Substitute House Bill 663 [text], a measure providing for the confidentiality of entities involved in the manufacture of drugs for use in capital punishment by lethal injection, and of the persons involved in executing a sentence of … [read more]


Legal News
14 Nov 2014
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Canada [official website] ruled [judgment] Thursday that a term of good faith performance is now an implied requirement in all contractual agreements. The court found that Canadian courts' resistance to ruling on the issue of good faith performance in contracts has created an "unsettled and … [read more]


Legal News
2 Nov 2014
by William Helbling

[JURIST] The National People's Congress of China [official website] on Saturday passed a new counter-espionage law in an effort to strengthen national security. State media reported [Xinhua report] that the new law will allow authorities to seal or seize any items or other properties linked to any acts of espionage. … [read more]


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

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]


Academic Commentary
9 Jun 2014
by Andrew Spiropoulos of Oklahoma City University School of Law
edited by Maria Coladonato

JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Spiropoulos of the Oklahoma City University School of Law discusses the tactical strategies of all parties involved in the Oklahoma Courts' death penalty decisions ... On April 28, Oklahoma's execution by lethal injection of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett went awry. According to witnesses, 13 minutes after … [read more]


Academic Commentary
1 Jun 2014
by Lauren Lucas of Georgia State University College of Law
edited by Maria Coladonato

JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Sudeall Lucas of Georgia State University College of Law discusses the constitutionality of the opposing arguments surrounding the death penalty ... Society's memory is short. So, it may be few are still lingering over the particulars of the botched execution that occurred in Oklahoma last month. … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Georgia ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday that a state law that makes the identity of an execution drug supplier a "confidential state secret" is constitutional. In a 5-2 decision, the court reversed [AP report] a lower court ruling that granted a stay of execution to death … [read more]


Legal News
24 Apr 2014
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Oklahoma [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that two inmates' constitutional rights were not violated by keeping sources of lethal injection drugs secret. The 5-4 opinion affirmed [AP report] the district court's declaratory judgment that denied the prisoners relief and reversed the declaratory judgment that … [read more]


Academic Commentary
5 Mar 2014
by Andrew Perlman of
edited by Kenneth Hall

JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew Perlman of the Suffolk University Law School argues that government surveillance programs have adversely affected lawyers' efforts to safeguard confidential information and that lawyers should consider various options to address these new risks ... Protecting client confidences used to be so much easier. Lawyers could place … [read more]


Legal News
29 Oct 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] The pre-trial judge for the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) [official website; UN backgrounder] on Monday transferred [press release] the case files for Ayyash et al. [case materials] to the trial chamber, marking the start of the transition to the trial phase. Four Hezbollah [CFR backgrounder] militants were … [read more]


Legal News
10 Oct 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) [official website; UN backgrounder] on Thursday indicted [text, PDF; press release] Hassan Merhi on charges including terrorism and intentional homicide in a 2005 truck bombing that killed former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] and 21 others. Merhi … [read more]

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