31 Oct 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Audrey Macklin of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, who recently observed the US military commissions at Guantanamo Bay for Human Rights Watch, says that the prosecution's argument in the case against Canadian national Omar Khadr that all acts of war by unlawful combatants are by [read more]

28 Oct 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas NeJaime of UCLA School of Law says that despite what some of its proponents are claiming or implying in the run-up to November 4, California Proposition 8 does not involve children or curriculum - it simply involves the fundamental right of lesbians and gay men to [read more]

23 Oct 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that instituting a special "national security court" to try terrorism and related cases outside of the regular federal court structure would perpetuate illegality and serve neither our traditional values nor the best interests of the United States....JURIST [read more]

16 Oct 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, says that when they go to the polls in November, American voters should carefully consider the candidates' positions and likely impact on the federal courts as the outcome of the 2008 election could profoundly influence the decisions [read more]

9 Oct 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Douglas Branson, holder of the the W. Edward Sell Chair in Business Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, offers a 50-year perspective on the structural roots of the current financial crisis in the United States and what factors ultimately helped to bring it about... [read more]

7 Oct 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of Northwestern University School of Law says that the newly-promulgated guides for FBI domestic operations taking effect in December are in fact expansive, not delimiting, and seem to permit all kinds of encroachments on our civil liberties... US Attorney General Michael Mukasey has just issued [read more]

6 Oct 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Carl Tobias of the University of Richmond School of Law says that while purporting to have improved the judicial selection process, President Bush has in fact perpetuated and even exacerbated the counterproductive dynamics of allegations and countercharges, partisan division and paybacks... Today, President George W. Bush travels [read more]

6 Oct 2008

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, says that the current financial crisis reflects a failure on the part of lawmakers and regulators to learn some of the key lessons of the Enron collapse several years ago.... In 2002, [read more]

1 Oct 2008

JURIST Guest Columnist Deborah Brake of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that important choices about our constitutional structure and the relationship between statutory and constitutional rights are at stake in Fitzgerald v. Barnstable School Committee, one of the lesser noticed cases on this term's US Supreme Court [read more]

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