24 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Terry Turnipseed of Syracuse University College of Law says that the increasing frequency of adult adoption within same-sex partnerships as a means of ensuring the receipt of inheritances may have set in motion an irreversible legal freight train that won't stop until same-sex marriage is legalized in [read more]

21 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Raneta Lawson Mack of the Creighton University School of Law says that while Japan's establishment of a jury trial system is a bold effort to democratize its criminal justice process, it's yet to be seen how the new system deals with the inevitable "bumps" in the road.... [read more]

20 Aug 2009

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that the notion of setting up a special international tribunal to try Guantanamo detainees - most recently floated in an op-ed in the New York Times - is not as promising as it might at first appear... Mssr. [read more]

18 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that while having the International Criminal Court take up cases arising out of the violence that followed Kenya's 2007 elections could be convenient for local politicians seeking to evade responsibility for stoking ethnic hatreds and fomenting [read more]

17 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, FL (formerly at Ann Arbor, MI) examines the relevance of the four Geneva Conventions signed in August 1949, 60 years ago this month, in the context of untraditional conflicts that he describes as being "between war and [read more]

14 Aug 2009

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Archbishop Agostino Marchetto of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People says in light of recent Italian legislation on immigrants that while states have the right to control their borders, they must also consider justice and the universal common good.... [read more]

13 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist James Friedman of the University of Maine School of Law says that despite the potential political cost to President Obama of investigating the torture memos released by the former Bush administration, failure to act on the memos may take an even more costly toll on our identity [read more]

7 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnist Robbie Sabel of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law in Jerusalem, Israel, says that despite its partisan nature, a report issued by Israel's government on the legal and factual underpinnings of the December-January Gaza offensive is a development that should be welcomed by the legal community.... The [read more]

4 Aug 2009

JURIST Guest Columnists Victor M. Hansen and Lawrence M. Friedman of New England School of Law say that while there may be reasons not to try terror suspects in civilian courts in the United States, the problem created by the need to safeguard classified information is not one of them.... [read more]

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