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Student Commentary
25 Nov 2015
by Xiaoying Zhang of University of Pittsburgh School of Law
edited by Marisa Rodrigues

JURIST Guest Columnist Xiaoying Zhang of the University of Pittsburgh, School of Law discusses how patent ownership disclosure should be regulated... On June 4, 2013, the White House issued five executive actions designed to increase the transparency of the patent system, ensure the highest-quality patents, reduce abusive patent litigation and … [read more]

Academic Commentary
20 Feb 2015
by Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School
edited by Elizabeth Dennis

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon discusses recent terrorism trials...On August 7, 1998, al Qaeda terrorists simultaneously attacked the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania with massive truck bombs, killing a combined 224 people and injuring thousands more. In retrospect, this was … [read more]

Student Commentary
16 Sep 2014
by Francesca Acocella of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
edited by Michael Finley

JURIST Guest Columnist Francesca Acocella, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Class of 2016, discusses the recent decision by the Thirteenth Court of Appeals of Texas to recognize transgender identity in determining the validity of marriage ...Think about all the times you need to show ID: seeing a movie, ordering … [read more]

Professional Commentary
18 Nov 2013

JURIST Guest Columnists Mary Ellen Signorille and Kate T. Robinson of AARP Foundation Litigation discuss the implications of the US Supreme Court's future ruling in Heimeshoff v. Hartford Life Insurance...Every RISA-covered employee benefit plan must establish a process for internal appeals of adverse benefit determinations. Whenever a plan administrator rejects … [read more]

Professional Commentary
10 May 2013

JURIST Guest Columnists Rodney R. Sweetland, III and Michael G. McManus, both of Duane Morris, discuss the recent ITC decision in the Apple-Motorola patent dispute...In a Section 337 case before the US International Trade Commission (ITC) with a tortuous history, the ITC has once again spared Apple from an exclusion … [read more]

Legal News
29 May 2009
by Christian Ehret

[JURIST] A New York state appeals court ruled [opinion text] that a family court does not have jurisdiction over a child support claim against a same-sex partner with no legal or biological ties to the child. In an opinion released Tuesday, the court ruled that a family court of limited … [read more]

Legal News
4 May 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] issued four opinions Monday. The Court ruled [opinion, PDF] unanimously in Flores-Figueroa v. United States [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that a federal "aggravated identity theft" statute [18 USC § 1028A(a)(1)] applies only to individuals who knowingly use another person's … [read more]

Legal News
27 Apr 2009
by Devin Montgomery

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; briefs] Monday in two cases. In Nijhawan v. Holder [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report], the Court will consider whether convictions for mail, bank, and wire fraud qualify as an aggravated felony under the … [read more]

Legal News
3 Mar 2009
by Andrew Morgan

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; briefs] in two cases on Tuesday. In Caperton v. A.T. Massey Coal Company [oral arguments transcript, PDF] the Court heard arguments on whether they should adopt a constitutional standard for requiring state judges to … [read more]

Professional Commentary
16 Jun 2007

Anthony D'Amato [Northwestern University School of Law]: "Russia is the only Western power that champions Serbia's territorial claim over Kosovo. All other nations want independence for the former Serbian province. As I argued in a previous editorial for JURIST on this subject, I see no basis whatsoever in law for … [read more]

Legal News
21 Feb 2006
by Andrew Wood

[JURIST] The New York Court of Appeals [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn [diocesan website] could use the statute of limitations as a defense in two sexual abuse cases. In one case the plaintiff argued that he suffered abuse from 1963 to 1970 … [read more]

Academic Commentary
23 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Vladeck of the University of Miami School of Law says that the US government's move to charge alleged "dirty bomber" Jose Padilla and potentially moot his pending appeal to the US Supreme Court against his status as uncharged enemy combatant may leave intact the problematic Fourth … [read more]

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