30 Sep 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that constitutional questions remaining after the Pakistan Supreme Court's recent ruling that President Pervez Musharraf may contest the upcoming Pakistan presidential election as the Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces are sufficiently significant to warrant a Supreme Court stay [read more]

27 Sep 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Alison Nathan of Fordham University School of Law says that in the wake of the US Supreme Court's grant of certiorari in the Baze v. Rees Kentucky lethal injection case, the pending executions of inmates who have brought similar challenges should be put on hold... The U.S. [read more]

15 Sep 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that the rejection of Duke law professor Erwin Chemerinsky by the administration of the University of California at Irvine as the new dean of its law school because he is "too politically controversial" is the latest chapter in [read more]

13 Sep 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that a dispute over the legality of an oil exploration contract recently made between Hunt Oil Co. and the Kurdistan Regional Government calls into question the growing push for a form of loose federalism for [read more]

13 Sep 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist S. David Mitchell of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law says that in light of the disproportionate and disparate effects of felon exclusion laws on individuals and their communities, ex-felons should have their rights restored automatically when they have completed their sentences... "What will Roger Goodell [read more]

12 Sep 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the Pakistan government's deportation of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif in the wake of his attempted return from exile raises important legal and constitutional question and reflects the Bush administration's disinterest in defending democracy in the Muslim world... [read more]

11 Sep 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian J. Foley of Drexel University College of Law says that on the sixth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, we should remember that the US government has steadfastly refused to allow investigations that might locate individual blame for this massive security failure... After major tragedies there are [read more]

1 Sep 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen of New England School of Law says that the recent acquittal of Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Jordan of Abu Ghraib abuse charges reflects a structural failure to adequately incorporate the principle of command responsibility into the US Uniform Code of Military Justice... The acquittal of Lieutenant [read more]

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