31 Aug 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Brian Concannon Jr., Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, says that although the political prisoners lingering in Haiti's squalid jails are not the byproduct of the policies of incoming President René Préval, they are certainly his problem, drawing criticism with each passing [read more]

31 Aug 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Brian Concannon Jr., Director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti, says that although the political prisoners lingering in Haiti's squalid jails are not the byproduct of the policies of incoming President René Préval, they are certainly his problem, drawing criticism with each passing [read more]

29 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Jim Chen of the University of Minnesota School of Law says that the Hurricane Katrina disaster one year later still challenges us to acknowledge and address America's deep social vulnerability, so exposed in the aftermath of the storm... Hurricane Katrina broke America's collective heart. No previous natural [read more]

28 Aug 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says that as we celebrate the universality of the Geneva Conventions of 1949, we must recognize that the murder, rape, maiming, mutilation, and pillaging of non-combatants worldwide goes on unabated while the United States, once a champion of the [read more]

24 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Brown, holder of the Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair at Capital University School of Law, says that forcing unsuccessful 2004 presidential candidate Ralph Nader to pay after-the-fact for a ballot contest instigated against him in Pennsylvania when his campaign was found to have committed no [read more]

20 Aug 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that politicians' increasing use of abusive language to describe Islam in the context of the war on terror is symptomatic of multiple problems in Anglo-American democracy and culture... It is becoming fashionable for elected officials in the Anglo-American [read more]

18 Aug 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Peter Shane of Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, says that even in the wake of a federal court injunction, meaningful restrictions on the executive's domestic surveillance program require that both the judiciary and the legislative branches of government assert themselves against presidential overreaching... If the [read more]

18 Aug 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist H.A. Hellyer of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Relations, University of Warwick, UK, says that if Britain must now fight "enemies within" in its escalated war on terror, it should be sure to fight the right ones, lest it hand victory to the very forces [read more]

14 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Robbie Sabel of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem, Israel, offers his thoughts on UN Security Council Resolution 1701, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Middle East conflict involving Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon... Borrowing from Professor D'Amato's initiative I would like [read more]

13 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law offers his analysis of UN Security Council Resolution 1701, calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities in the Middle East conflict involving Israel, Hezbollah and Lebanon... Hezbollah's surprising television announcement accepting the terms of the UN Ceasefire Resolution means [read more]

11 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Brown, holder of the Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair at Capital University School of Law, says that the Fifth Circuit ruling blocking Texas Republicans - at the instance of Texas Democrats - from declaring Tom DeLay ineligible to run again for his Texas congressional seat [read more]

6 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law explores the terms of the draft UN Security Council Middle East ceasefire resolution, but doubts that peace can be achieved without negotiations involving the key interested parties - not just Israel and Lebanon, but also Hezbollah, Syria and Iran... [read more]

4 Aug 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, a former judge advocate who helped develop and teach the US Department of Defense Law of War Program for almost 20 years, says that US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales fails to understand that narrowing the scope of liability for [read more]

2 Aug 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Warwick School of Law in the United Kingdom says that the timing of the UN Security Council's passage of a Chapter VII resolution on Iran in the midst of an escalating Middle East conflict and in the face of an existing [read more]

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