20 Feb 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, says that the housing bailout provisions of the recently announced stimulus package not only do not go far enough to cover mortgage holders in need, but actually reward extreme risk-taking behavior, ironically [read more]

19 Feb 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that in light of the damage done to the justice system, our collective belief in the rule of law, and to the persons and families involved, seven years imprisonment is not nearly enough punishment for two [read more]

18 Feb 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Gail Davidson, Executive Director of Lawyers Rights Watch Canada, says that Canada and the US are duty-bound to act immediately to ensure that Canadian Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr is released and repatriated, his rights are protected and violations of his rights are investigated and remedied, [read more]

17 Feb 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Nancy Rapoport of the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada Las Vegas, says that until we recognize that smart people can and will do some very dumb and even crooked things, no amount of regulation will stop the financial shenanigans that are wrecking America's [read more]

13 Feb 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Afsheen John Radsan, former CIA assistant general counsel now at William Mitchell College of Law, says that instead of categorically rejecting rendition as a US strategy, new CIA chief Leon Panetta and President Obama will likely conclude on due consideration that it is one of those tactics, [read more]

11 Feb 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says the Obama administration should not call upon US Justice Department lawyers to defend John Yoo and other former members of the Bush Administration in civil suits addressing alleged criminal violations of international law, including the authorization, abetting [read more]

10 Feb 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that instead of leaving the door open for the CIA to continue to engage in the rendition of terrorism suspects to other countries so long as the process is somehow handled "humanely", the Obama administration should end renditions [read more]

9 Feb 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Horowitz, Research Director at human rights and public interest investigation firm One World Research, says that notwithstanding the pending closure of the Guantanamo Bay prison and all the publicity surrounding that, if the US government doesn't change how it collects information and what rights it [read more]

5 Feb 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that if the African Union is successful in its bid to sway the UN Security Council to delay the ICC case against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, not only will the incipient attempt to use international criminal [read more]

4 Feb 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, says that for various constitutional, political and practical reasons made all the more pressing by controversies surrounding a number of high-profile and now even withdrawn nominees, the US Senate should subject President Barack Obama's cabinet picks to [read more]

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