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Academic Commentary
3 Nov 2015
by Meghan J. Ryan of Southern Methodist university Dedman School of Law
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnist Meghan J. Ryan of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law discusses the controversy surrounding Richard Eugene Glossip's Oklahoma death penalty sentence... The recent activity surrounding the scheduled execution of Oklahoma's Richard Eugene Glossip has once again spotlighted the three-ring circus that has become America's death penalty. … [read more]

Legal News
22 Oct 2015
by Emelina Perez

[JURIST] Two Brazilian lawyers filed a new petition on Wednesday in a renewed attempt to impeach President Dilma Rousseff [BBC profile], alleging she forged accounts in 2014. On Monday a parliamentary commission found there was no proof [TeleSUR report] that Rousseff, her predecessor or Petrobas [corporate website] were involved in … [read more]

Legal News
10 May 2015
by Jacqueline Jones

[JURIST] The Illinois supreme court [official website] on Friday overturned [opinion, PDF] the 2013 Illinois Pension Law [98-599 text] that attempted to reduce the state's pension deficit by eliminating automatic cost of living increases and extending the retirement age. The law itself would apply to four of the state's five … [read more]

Legal News
22 Jan 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Thursday said that she is "sure" [Telam report] that the death of prosecutor Albert Nisman was not a suicide as initially indicated [JURIST report]. Nisman had been appointed to lead the investigation of the 1994 bombing of the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association, … [read more]

Legal News
20 Jan 2015
by Alexandra Farone

[JURIST] Argentine authorities said Tuesday they would full investigate the death of the prosecutor who had accused [JURIST report] President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack. Prosecutor Alberto Nisman was found dead on Sunday, the day before he was scheduled to testify … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jan 2015
by Valerie Howell

[JURIST] An Argentinian federal prosecutor on Wednesday accused Argentina's president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, of being involved in covering up Iran's involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack. The bombing of the Argentinian Jewish Mutual Association is said to have been one of the country's worst attacks, resulting in 85 deaths. … [read more]

Student Commentary
17 Dec 2014
by Nick Stratouly of St. John's University School of Law
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Nick Stratouly, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2015, is the author of the eighth article in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Stratouly discusses gaps in federal anti-discrimination legislation...July 2, 1964. A snapshot of the … [read more]

Academic Commentary
24 Jul 2014
by Victor Sanchez Williams of Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
edited by Maria Coladonato

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Sanchez Williams of the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law discusses the constitutionality of the debt limit statute and why it needs to be eliminated ... Partisan conflict has brought our nation to the brink of catastrophic debt default three times since 2011. Markets … [read more]

Legal News
29 Jun 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia

[JURIST] Spanish lawmakers [official website] on Thursday approved controversial new legal protections for former king Juan Carlos after he lost his total immunity when he abdicated the throne last week. After leaving the throne [JURIST report] for his heir, King Felipe VI, Juan Carlos left himself open to possible legal … [read more]

Legal News
4 Jun 2014
by Ann Schober

[JURIST] The Spanish government on Tuesday approved [press release] a draft constitutional law that will facilitate the abdication of King Juan Carlos I. Spain's Council of Ministers submitted the proposed law to parliament, requesting that the House and Senate vote quickly on whether to make the draft part of the … [read more]

Legal News
27 May 2014
by Max Slater

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] on Tuesday that a Florida law permitting the death penalty for criminal defendants whose IQ is greater than 70 violates the Eighth Amendment [text] of the US Constitution. The case, Hall v. Florida [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] involved a defendant who was … [read more]

Legal News
6 Jan 2014
by Taylor Gillan

[JURIST] Thousands of UK criminal trial lawyers staged a half-day strike on Monday to protest planned government cuts to legal aid. The fee cuts, which would reduce their pay by as much as 30 percent [Bloomberg report], are part of an attempt by the government to lessen the country's deficit. … [read more]

Legal News
30 Aug 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] Portugal's Constitutional Court [official website, in Portuguese] struck down [decision, in Portuguese] an austerity measure Thursday that would have made it easier for the government to lay off civil servants. The revised law applied [WSJ report] to government employees deemed redundant and that had been unemployed for more than … [read more]

Student Commentary
2 Jul 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Mike Blackwell, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the US federal regulatory framework for liquefied natural gas exportation...Global energy markets are currently undergoing a number of significant changes. A recent and rapid expansion in the US domestic supply of natural gas, resulting mainly … [read more]

Legal News
24 May 2013
by Matthew Pomy

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] on Thursday published its annual report entitled State of the World's Human Rights [materials], which details the human rights landscape across the world in 2012. The report focuses on the increasing danger faced by those displaced from their homes. This includes international refugees displaced … [read more]

Professional Commentary
5 Mar 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Terrica Ganzy, Staff Attorney for the Southern Center for Human Rights, argues that Georgia's "beyond a reasonable doubt standard" for finding mental retardation in capital offenses is a nearly insurmountable standard...The US Supreme Court has held that the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment bans … [read more]

Legal News
12 Jan 2013
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Greece's Hellenic Parliament [official website] approved new tax legislation on Saturday so that the country can pay back loans so that it can continue receiving financial aid. The new legislation would bring the new top-tier tax level to 42 percent [Al Jazeera report] for individuals earning more than $56,000 … [read more]

Legal News
1 Jan 2013
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] Chief Justice of the United States John Roberts [official profile] on Monday released his 2012 year-end report [text, PDF], in which he urged the executive and legislative branches to address the needs of the federal judiciary in terms of financial and human resources. Roberts noted that the judiciary has … [read more]

Academic Commentary
12 Nov 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory Gordon of the University of North Dakota School of Law and Benjamin Brockman-Hawe of the Bosman Law Firm say that some measure of justice could be brought to the conflict in Syria by amending the statute for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon...Well over one year into … [read more]

Student Commentary
3 Nov 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Danielle Rudisill, Stetson University College of Law Class of 2013, argues for increased regulation regarding campaign finances...While the US Supreme Court has ruled a number of times that contributions to political parties can be constitutionally censored, perhaps the Court should look at the policy concerns that arise … [read more]

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