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Legal News
28 Jul 2015
by Brittany Felder

[JURIST] The US State Department [official website] said [press briefing, text] Monday that the US and Turkey have agreed to establish a 'safe zone' for Syrian refugees fleeing the Islamic State (IS) [JURIST backgrounder] by. The State Department's spokesperson, John Kirby, answered questions saying that the US will continue to … [read more]

Academic Commentary
13 Apr 2015
by Tung Yin of Lewis and Clark Law School
edited by Cassandra Baubie

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin, of Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the effectiveness of TSA screening policies and how those policies affect our privacy rights...In the fall of 2001, I went on the market to become a law professor, and I was fortunate enough to do a fair amount … [read more]

Academic Commentary
15 Aug 2014
by Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law
edited by Alex Ferraro

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law makes the historical legal case for a change in US policy on Kurdistan ... Having existed through millennia of foreign dominance and occupation, hard by the Zargos mountains, Kurds have a saying older than our country. "The Kurd has … [read more]

Legal News
31 Jul 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards

[JURIST] Airlines for America (A4A) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) [advocacy groups] have filed a petition [PDF] in the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit [official website], asking the court to review an Interim Final Rule [PDF] promulgated by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) [official website]. The … [read more]

Legal News
26 Jun 2014
by Dominic Yobbi

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that the government's practice of adding people to a no-fly list is unconstitutional. US District Judge Anna Brown ruled that the list, which bans people from commercial flights due to alleged … [read more]

Student Commentary
21 Sep 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Juzdan, Seton Hall University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of a series commenting on the Syrian civil war. Previously, Juzdan explored the the difficulty of identifying who the rebels are and what their overreaching goals are in the Syrian civil war. In … [read more]

Legal News
30 Aug 2013
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the District of Oregon [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that those placed on the US government's no-fly list have "a constitutionally-protected liberty interest in traveling internationally by air, which is affected by being placed on the No Fly List." The … [read more]

20 Jul 2013
by Andrew Morgan

The US military was in strategic command of the international effort in Libya at first, with the launch of Operation Odyssey Dawn on March 19, 2011. Operation Odyssey Dawn officially ended on March 31, with the US handing over control of the effort to NATO. According to opponents of US … [read more]

20 Jul 2013
by Andrew Morgan

Following weeks of escalating violence, the international community began to consider action against Gaddafi's government. The UN Security Council voted unanimously on February 27, 2011 to adopt Resolution 1970, imposing sanctions on Gaddafi's government, including an arms embargo, travel ban and the freezing of assets. The resolution also referred the … [read more]

Legal News
27 Jul 2012
by Jamie Reese

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Thursday reinstated [opinion, PDF] a challenge brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] over the no-fly list maintained by the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) [official website]. The appeals court, without deciding on the merits … [read more]

Legal News
19 Jun 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo

[JURIST] A New York native and terror suspect pleaded guilty [press release] Monday to charges of providing material support [18 USC § 2339B materials], including money and computer assistance, to al Qaeda [JURIST news archive]. Wesam El-Hanafi plead guilty before Judge Kimba Wood of the US District Court for the … [read more]

Legal News
12 May 2012
by Keith Herting

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] heard arguments Friday from the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] which is appealing a dismissal of a challenge over the no-fly list maintained by the Transportation Safety Association (TSA) [official website]. The lower court [opinion, PDF] … [read more]

Academic Commentary
16 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Maureen Duffy of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law says that the use of "blacklists" as a tool for counter-terrorism efforts does not increase public safety, and instead may result in a form of legal punishment based on a subject's associations alone...Abousfian Abdelrazik's bizarre plight has … [read more]

Legal News
2 Dec 2011
by Michael Haggerson

[JURIST] Sudanese-born Canadian citizen Abousfian Abdelrazik [backgrounder] was removed [press release] from the UN Security Council [official website] Al Qaeda Sanctions List (1267 List) [text, PDF; materials] on Thursday. Abdelrazik was added to the list while being held in Sudan in 2006 based on suspected ties to al Qaeda [GlobalSecurity … [read more]

Academic Commentary
4 Aug 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist James Nyawo, a Ph.D. candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, says that the African Union must emulate the EU and begin to confront human rights abuses, not only to prevent the organization from losing relevancy, but also to ensure that those who have committed … [read more]

Academic Commentary
7 Jul 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the ICC must keep in mind the example of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as it goes forward with prosecutions referred by the UN Security Council in order to maintain its legitimacy... Criminal trials … [read more]

Legal News
16 Jun 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] US President Barack Obama [official website] released a report [text] to Congress late on Wednesday, justifying the continued air strikes on Libya despite presumptive violation of the 1973 War Powers Resolution [50 USC § 1541 et seq.]. The report, "United States Activities in Libya," was released in response to … [read more]

Legal News
15 Jun 2011
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] A group of 10 US congressmen filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against President Barack Obama on Wednesday for circumventing Congress' authority by increasing military strikes against Libya. Representatives Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) and Walter Jones (R-NC) [official websites] held a press conference announcing [press release] the filing in the US … [read more]

Academic Commentary
29 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that the War Powers Resolution does not limit the president's options in Libya due to his constitutional authority and international obligations... President Obama has decided that the US will continue to participate with other NATO members in … [read more]

Legal News
8 Apr 2011
by Brian Jackson

[JURIST] The UN announced Friday that investigators would enter Libya next week to begin looking into alleged human rights abuses by both rebels and the armed forces of leader Muammar Gaddafi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. The inquiry into the conditions in Libya had been approved by a unanimous vote … [read more]

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