29 May 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent creation of a Ugandan war crimes court to deal with alleged war crimes committed by the Lord's Resistance Army is not a challenge to the International Criminal Court in The Hague, but is [read more]

27 May 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas NeJaime of UCLA School of Law says that the California same-sex marriage ruling is not merely about the right to marry the person one loves, but it is also about accommodating the demographic reality of lesbians and gay men who commit to one another, raise children, [read more]

25 May 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that instead of excusing the Bush administration lawyers who enabled torture as a tool of American policy, we should press for their prosecution and celebrate the efforts of those legal advisors in the Department of Justice, [read more]

24 May 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the proposed 18th Amendment to Pakistan's constitution limiting presidential power and punishing judges who might support military coups and constitutional subversions may offer some short-term benefit, but it will not solve Pakistan's constitutional woes.... The Pakistan People's [read more]

23 May 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that while Iraq has a long and proud legal tradition, and certainly boasts a large number of legal professionals who take their work very seriously and do it well, there are many rules, impediments and [read more]

22 May 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Taimur Malik, Executive Director of Pakistan's Research Society of International Law (RSIL) think-tank and a High Court Advocate, says the country's lawyers and politicians must put aside differences and short-term concerns and come together if Pakistan is to achieve an independent judiciary... An independent judiciary is [read more]

15 May 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Wells of the University of Missouri School of Law says that to restrict peaceful protests aimed at disseminating a message simply because we find that message offensive is inconsistent with common sense notions of privacy and the spirit of the First Amendment.... Since 2006 the Reverend [read more]

8 May 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says in this excerpt from her recent testimony [PDF] to the US House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties that not only the high officials of the US government, but also the lawyers who [read more]

7 May 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that Pakistan's "establishment" of generals, intelligence chiefs, and top bureaucrats may yet preserve its longtime hold on power by effectively playing off restored Supreme Court judges against its own retained appointees... Pakistan's constitutional shenanigans permit the fox to [read more]

6 May 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Faisal Joseph, counsel for a group of Canadian law students who recently filed human rights complaints against the Canadian newsmagazine Maclean's for its refusal to publish a response to a string of articles allegedly targeting Muslim Canadians, says that a gaping hole in the Ontario Human [read more]

5 May 2008

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Abigail Salisbury says that the recent war crimes acquittal of former Kosovo prime minister and Kosovo Liberation Army leader Ramush Haradinaj before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - a ruling now under prosecution appeal - may compound existing tensions in the Balkans and [read more]

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