29 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Griffin of Tulane Law School says that barely 4 months after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans and dispersed its students and faculty, Tulane Law is re-opening its doors in January and looking forward to renewal of the institution and its community... Tulane Law School will reopen [read more]

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]

22 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Geoffrey S. Corn, Lt. Col. US Army (Ret.) and former Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General for Law of War Matters, now a professor at South Texas College of Law, says that the phenomenon of hyper-technical legal analysis detached from the moral and pragmatic considerations grounding [read more]

16 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian Foley of Florida Coastal School of Law says that the Senate compromise on the Graham Amendment limiting judicial review for Guantanamo detainees leaves the way open for grave mistakes and injustices that may further damage America's reputation in the "war on terror"... After four years of [read more]

16 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Laurent Pech, a native of Aix-en-Provence, France, and Jean Monnet Lecturer in European Union Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, says that the recent rioting by French immigrant youths has complex roots and represents a political as much as a social failure... Sadly but [read more]

16 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian Foley of Florida Coastal School of Law says that the Senate compromise on the Graham Amendment limiting judicial review for Guantanamo detainees leaves the way open for grave mistakes and injustices that may further damage America's reputation in the "war on terror"... After four years of [read more]

11 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Devika Hovell of the University of New South Wales Faculty of Law in Sydney, Australia, says that the trial of Australian Guantanamo detainee David Hicks by US military commission highlights his transformation from an alleged perpetrator of war crimes into a possible victim of one... The trial [read more]

10 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Nora Demleitner, former law clerk to Judge Samuel Alito and currently professor of law at Hofstra University School of Law, says that Judge Alito's judicial philosophy is driven by adherence to text, record, and precedent rather than dedication to a particular ideology... Since having been nominated to [read more]

8 Nov 2005

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jon Stanhope, Chief Minister of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and recently the sole dissenter among Australian state and territorial leaders against strict new anti-terrorism legislation proposed by Australian Prime Minister John Howard, says the anti-terror bill threatens to erode fundamental rights and liberties and even [read more]

8 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Linda Berger of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, a media law specialist and a former reporter for the Associated Press, says that the indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby is the latest in a series of setbacks for those who support a federal shield law for journalists... [read more]

7 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist David DeWolf says that the Kitzmiller intelligent design case may settle whether the Pennsylvania school district that put "intelligent design" into its curriculum was acting under impermissible religious animus, but it may not settle whether teaching the origins controversy is actually unconstitutional... On Friday, November 4, the [read more]

7 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Edwards, Principal Lecturer in Law at the University of the West of England in Bristol, UK, says that the new Terrorism Bill presented to Parliament by the Blair government in the wake of the London bombings threatens the rule of law but promises little more security... [read more]

3 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Allen Rostron of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law says that new federal legislation immunizing gun makers from tort liability might protect them, but not the innocent people who are so often victims of gun crime... Americans have always cherished certain ideals about our justice [read more]

3 Nov 2005

JURIST Contributing Editor Mary Ellen O'Connell of Notre Dame Law School says passing the McCain Amendment prohibiting coercive interrogation practices would be an important step forward towards re-establishing America's reputation for respecting the rule of law, and could open the door to prosecutions of senior officials who, far beyond lying, [read more]

2 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist R. Dobie Langenkamp, Director of the National Energy-Environment Law and Policy Institute at the University of Tulsa School of Law, says that for all the bad publicity surrounding the now-defunct UN Oil-for-Food program, the overall humanitarian effort was a success and the extent of any wrongdoing relatively [read more]

1 Nov 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian J. Foley of Florida Coastal School of Law says that Americans should start caring about the denial of legal process to prisoners held by the US at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) not just out of sentimentality or because it's the "right thing to do", but because it's [read more]

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