31 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that the Israeli air strike on Qana that killed over 60 Lebanese civilians has set the stage not only for possible war crimes prosecutions but also for a potentially-robust UN Security Council resolution imposing a UN peacekeeping force [read more]

29 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that Article 51 of the UN Charter is probably broad enough to cover Israel's actions against Hezbollah in Lebanon following the kidnappings of its soldiers but would not have excused a pre-emptive strike... It has been suggested that [read more]

28 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist and Lebanese presidential candidate Chibli Mallat, professor of law and holder of the EU Jean Monnet Chair at St. Joseph's University in Beirut, says that the historical narratives of the sides in the long-running Arab-Israeli conflict currently manifested in Lebanon stand to be reshaped by a legal [read more]

26 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth Price Foley of Florida International University College of Law says that President Bush's veto of stem cell research legislation is an abuse of his constitutional authority antithetical to the rulings of the US Supreme Court... For the first time in his presidency, President Bush last week [read more]

26 Jul 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor 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 use of force in Lebanon and other conflict zones is legally governed by fundamental [read more]

25 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Robbie Sabel of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem, Israel, says that many of the international law issues in the current conflict between Israel and Hezbollah come down to matters of common sense... As in most aspects of law, one should look for the [read more]

25 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Steinbock of the University of Toledo College of Law says that although watch lists may play a useful role in a broader terrorism prevention, their operation and consequences should be restricted and controlled in recognition of their limitations.... Most of us won't notice it, but taking [read more]

24 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Lynn Wardle of J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University says that the 2006 House and Senate votes on the Federal Marriage Protection Amendment may not have been sufficient to send the amendment to the states for ratification, but they do show that the [read more]

24 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law, a former defense counsel for war crimes suspects, says that both Hezbollah and Israel are guilty of committing war crimes in the latest Middle East conflict... The laws of war are divided into two categories that I often get [read more]

24 Jul 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnists Gaby El Hakim and Joe Karam, Lebanese lawyers and board members of the Beirut Bar Association, say indiscriminate Israeli attacks on Lebanese civilians violate all principles of international humanitarian law and call for an immediate ceasefire and concerted negotiations to end the violence and restore a [read more]

21 Jul 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Shayana Kadidal, one of the lead attorneys on the Center for Constitutional Rights' challenge to the NSA domestic surveillance program, says that Senator Arlen Specter's "compromise" bill to bring such challenges within the jurisdiction of the secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court is really no compromise at [read more]

21 Jul 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Mary Ellen O'Connell of Notre Dame Law School says that the principle of proportionality in the use of force is a necessary, sensible and humane doctrine of international law that Israel and Hezbollah would do well to respect in the latest Middle East conflict... A number of [read more]

19 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Dale Carpenter of the University of Minnesota Law School says while the recent New York Court of Appeals ruling against same-sex marriage is an ostensible legal setback, it may prompt gay marriage advocates to emphasize legislative progress, which will produce gains that are more durable and less [read more]

18 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that while the legal status of the current Middle East conflict embroiling Israel and Lebanon is not easily characterized by traditional definitions of international armed conflict, it falls at least partially under a doctrine originating closer to home... [read more]

17 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnists Amy Ross of the University of Georgia Department of Geography and Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK), say that as the Ugandan government starts peace talks with the notorious Lord's Resistance Army and holds out a [read more]

14 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist A. John Radsan of William Mitchell College of Law, president of the Iranian-American Bar Association, says that while the silence of Iranian-Americans in the midst of rising tensions between the US and Iran may have been benign up until now, recent history suggests that members of the [read more]

12 Jul 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, Associate Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and co-author of amicus briefs in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and the Guantanamo detainee litigation, says that although Hamdan directly addressed only the handful of cases in which the administration [read more]

11 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Laurent Pech, Jean Monnet Lecturer in European Union Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, says that while it's too early to abandon the troubled European constitution, significant strategic and political adjustments are required before it can secure ratification by enough states to bring it [read more]

10 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric M. Freedman of Hofstra University School of Law says that the US Supreme Court's 5-4 ruling in Hudson v. Michigan is a warning that the Fourth Amendment may be on the verge of a judicial trivialization contrary to the interests of democracy... There is a widely-circulated [read more]

6 Jul 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the University of Houston Law Center says that the sudden death of Enron founder Kenneth Lay before he was even sentenced has a variety of legal implications, but its greatest consequence may be the loss of any opportunity for his redemption by appeal or [read more]

6 Jul 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK), says that the favorable response by Senegal's president to an African Union call that former Chadian president Hissene Habre be tried in Africa for alleged torture and mass killings committed [read more]

3 Jul 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor 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 US Supreme Court's finding in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld that Common Article 3 of [read more]

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