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Student Commentary
30 Apr 2014
by Thomas Warns of New York University School of Law
edited by Josh Guckert

JURIST Guest Columnist Thomas Warns, New York University School of Law, Class of 2015, discusses Georgia's Safe Carry Protection Act and the balance it strikes between rights to private property and self-defense...Georgia Governor Nathan Deal recently signed into law a bill which expanded the rights of licensed gun owners to … [read more]

Student Commentary
26 Jan 2014

JURIST Guest Columnist Abbey Marr, Harvard Law School, Class of 2014, discusses how Texas has placed undue burdens on women seeking abortions...On April 12, 2011, I was working as a case manager at the DC Abortion Fund when we received an urgent call from a clinic. Congress had reinstated its … [read more]

Academic Commentary
19 Oct 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law examines the recent oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action ...From reading the transcript of the oral argument in the Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, I was appalled at the level of … [read more]

Student Commentary
12 Feb 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Ilan Wurman, Stanford Law School Class of 2013, argues that the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's decision holding that US President Barack Obama's National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) appointments were unconstitutional reveals methodological problems with the use of history to answer questions … [read more]

Academic Commentary
8 Oct 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Segall of Georgia State University College of Law says that with respect to affirmative action, the US Supreme Court should not substitute their own judgments of educational policy, diversity and fairness for those of academic experts and elected officials accountable to their local communities...People with life … [read more]

Academic Commentary
29 Jun 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Roy Gutterman of Syracuse University says that the Supreme Court's recent ruling on violent video games, in conjunction with prior First Amendment jurisprudence, maintains necessary constitutional safeguards for speakers and listeners... The beeps and blips of today's modern video games, complete with graphic and sometimes interactive depictions … [read more]

Academic Commentary
21 Apr 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that although challenges to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are valuable for inspiring dialogue within and outside the legal community, they are unlikely to succeed in the face of decades of … [read more]

Academic Commentary
20 May 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the US Supreme Court's ruling in Ashcroft v. Iqbal suggests that the Court may be trying to set up a system wherein lower level officials can be held criminally liable for carrying out orders administered … [read more]

Professional Commentary
22 Jun 2008

Beth Van Schaack [member, The American Society of International Law; Associate Professor of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law]: "The central question facing the Supreme Court in Boumediene was: to what extent does the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus extend to foreign nationals detained within the unique … [read more]

Academic Commentary
16 Jan 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) calls us from complacency and careerism to act against injustice and help the poor and the oppressed, both in this country and abroad... I … [read more]

Academic Commentary
5 Mar 2005

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego notes that with the Supreme Court's recent ruling in Roper v. Simmons, the United States has finally joined the community of nations that says the state-sanctioned execution of children is wrong.Today, the Court repudiated the misguided … [read more]

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