30 May 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist and former FBI Director William S. Sessions says that Governor Eliot Spitzer's recent proposal to expand the New York DNA database and an Ohio Supreme Court ruling liberalizing DNA testing for inmates should be welcomed as necessary and overdue efforts to protect public safety while pursuing [read more]

17 May 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the suspension of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry has pushed the country's lawyers and top judge into an unprecedented confrontation with the executive power of President Pervez Musharraf... A lawyers' mutiny is making history in Pakistan.The [read more]

15 May 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Vladeck of the University of Miami School of Law says that for all the attention being paid to the trial of Jose Padilla, the proceeding will not address the critical legal question of whether the US government can subject one of its own citizens to indefinite [read more]

14 May 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, Counsel with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, says that DOJ-proposed restrictions on lawyers representing Guantanamo detainees would chill communications between lawyers and their clients, suppress information about detentions, and inhibit detainees from meaningfully contesting the allegations against [read more]

11 May 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist A. John Radsan, former CIA assistant general counsel now at William Mitchell College of Law, says that Senate Intelligence Committee members questioning John Rizzo at his upcoming confirmation hearing for CIA General Counsel should resist the temptation to posture on extraordinary rendition, secret prisons, and coercive interrogations, [read more]

7 May 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that Capitol Hill proposals to repeal the 2003 Joint Resolution Authorizing Use of Force Against Iraq could be a prelude to a long-awaited confrontation between the legislative and executive branches over the constitutionality of the 1973 War Powers [read more]

2 May 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Adam Gershowitz of South Texas College of Law says the principal beneficiary of a new Texas child rape death penalty law will likely be the State of Louisiana, which may see its child rape statute transformed from an unconstitutional outlier to a constitutional model for the rest [read more]

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