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Vermont: When Armed and Safe Is Not Good Enough
May 27, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Joyce Lee Malcolm of George Mason University School of Law discusses Vermont's evolving gun law... Much to the frustration of gun control advocates who rate Vermont as "F," the state with the highest per capita gun ownership in the country and virtually no gun restrictions....... [more]

Suspected Islamic State activists arrested in Bangladesh
May 25, 2015
A Bangladeshi police official on Monday said that Bangladeshi police have arrested two suspected members of the Islamic State (IS) on suspicion that the pair were planning to fight for IS in Syria. According to Sheikh Nazmul Alam, a senior official of the police detective branch, the men were detain....... [more]

Paperwork as a Substantial Religious Burden
May 22, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Caroline Mala Corbin, of University of Miami School of Law, discusses whether filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption is a substantial burden on religious liberty... Does filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption from a law constitute a sub....... [more]

Barrel Bombs and Hell Canons Fuel Conflict in Aleppo
May 20, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark A. Summers of Barry University School of Law discusses the legality of choice of weapons in the Syrian war in the context of International Humanitarian Law ... Amnesty International (AI) recently condemned the commission of war crimes and crimes against humanity by the As....... [more]

Mexico top court orders school to compensate student for bullying
May 17, 2015
The Supreme Court of Mexico on Friday ordered a school and teacher to compensate a student for their role in bullying, ruling that the teacher encouraged it. The private school, known as Universal Truth and Science Institute, and the teacher have been ordered to pay the seven-year-old victim 550,000....... [more]

HRW: US prisons using excessive force on mentally disabled prisoners
May 13, 2015
Mentally disabled prisoners experience "unnecessary, excessive, and even malicious force" at the hands of prison staff across the US, said a report released Tuesday by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The report found excessive force used in many instances when prisoners exhibit behaviors that are charact....... [more]

UN rights experts: Paraguay government failed 10-year-old rape victim
May 11, 2015
A group of UN human rights experts said Monday that the Government of Paraguy "failed in its responsibility to act with due diligence" towards a 10-year-old girl who was raped and became pregnant. According to the experts, the girl has not been given treatments that could "save her life and preserv....... [more]

The Bitter Battle Over Guns Continues
May 11, 2015
JURIST guest columnist Allen Rostron of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law discusses Vermont's recent gun law in light of America's contentious gun politics... Vermont and Kansas are among the states where new laws relating to firearms will go into effect this summer. Vermont is....... [more]

HRW: Student dissent being silenced by Palestinian authorities
May 8, 2015
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday reported that Palestinian authorities in the West Bank have begun to crack down on freedom of expression, detaining students for their political affiliations or political criticism. In the past six months, according to HRW, at least four West Bank students have b....... [more]

Dignity in Life as in Death
May 3, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Kimberly Mutcherson of Rutgers School of Law-Camden, discusses the controversy over whether there should or must be a constitutional right allowing the terminally-ill to engage in physician assisted deaths ..."Despite decades of agitation, public education, lobbying and sporad....... [more]

Bankruptcy Courts Are No Longer Courts of Equity
May 1, 2015
JURIST Guest Columnist Harrison Thorne of UCLA School of Law discusses the role of bankruptcy courts in equity... Bankruptcy law, embodied in Title 11 of the United States Code (also known as "the Bankruptcy Code"), strives to balance the rights of creditors to receive payment for what they are owed....... [more]




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