28 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Victor Hansen and Lawrence Friedman of New England Law | Boston say that despite his campaign promises, it seems that President Obama has made the political calculation that anything other than the indefinite detention of 49 current Guantanamo detainees is simply not worth the political risk.... Last [read more]

27 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Williams, clinical assistant professor at Catholic University of America School of Law and a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C. says that the debate over Ben Bernanke's potential reappointment as Chairman of the Federal Reserve is illustrative of a broken Senate confirmation process in which nominee defamation [read more]

20 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Barry A. Feinstein, a Senior Lecturer in International Law at the School of Law of Netanya Academic College in Israel, says that the Israel navy's actions against the Gaza Flotilla complied with international law, despite the United Nations Human Rights Council's report to the contrary, in [read more]

20 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Moeen Cheema of Australian National University College of Law and Shahzad Akbar, an advocate practicing at the Lahore High Court in Pakistan, say that liberal lawyers and rights advocates historically supportive of the superior courts' public interest and fundamental rights jurisprudence are among the staunchest objectors to [read more]

15 Jan 2010

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says in rejecting the broadcast of the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage trial, conservative justices of the United States Supreme Court are using procedural excuses to push a critical issue back into the closet ...On Wednesday, a conservative majority of [read more]

14 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Moeen Cheema, Associate Lecturer at the Australian National University College of Law, says that the Pakistan Supreme Court's December ruling in the NRO case reopens a long-running clash between the country's executive and the judiciary, a conflict that the executive cannot constitutionally win.... On December 16, 2009, [read more]

12 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Laurie Blank of Emory Law's International Humanitarian Law Clinic says that while the challenges posed by "new wars" are admittedly vast, we should not let those define us and our values. Rather, she suggests, we should use the law to rise to those challenges.... This is a [read more]

8 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Carl Tobias of the University of Richmond School of Law says that in order for the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to function properly, the Senate must confirm Judge Denny Chin as soon as possible after returning from recess, and President Obama should promptly [read more]

6 Jan 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that in the wake of the thwarted Christmas Day terrorist attack on a US airliner bound for Detroit, we must recognize that religious extremism poses an immediate danger and that religious extremists no longer deserve immunity [read more]

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