26 Jun 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, president of the National Lawyers Guild, says that FBI surveillance of National Lawyers Guild members and activities between 1940 and 1975 - highlighted in a recent New York Times report drawing on newly-released documents - was motivated by a [read more]

25 Jun 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that the first guilty verdicts handed down by the court for the leaders of the Armed Forces Revolutionary Council whose fighters destroyed Freetown in January 1999 can [read more]

22 Jun 2007

JURIST Guest Columnists Victor Hansen and Lawrence Friedman of New England School of Law say that revelations by now-retired Major General Antonio Taguba in a recent New Yorker interview raise some very troubling issues suggesting that the US military and civilian leaderships have learned nothing from the Abu Ghraib scandal.... [read more]

11 Jun 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Burnham of Northeastern University School of Law says the trial of alleged Klansman James Seale, accused of kidnapping and then drowning two young men in southwest Mississippi in May 1964, highlights both Mississippi's historical role in Klan violence and the grievous shortcomings of federal law enforcement [read more]

8 Jun 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law, former Chief Prosecutor for the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, says that despite the absence of former Liberian president and indicted war criminal Charles Taylor from the opening of his trial before an SCSL panel sitting at an [read more]

6 Jun 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, president of the National Lawyers Guild, says that while the Bush administration may attempt to fix the procedural problem that resulted in the recent dismissal of US military commission cases against two Guantanamo detainees on the basis that they [read more]

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