28 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Bratman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that while Republican Senate candidate Rand Paul claims he opposes repealing the foundational Civil Rights Act of 1964, his controversial comments on race discrimination leave one wondering whether he might support curtailing for private business the [read more]

27 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that the DC Circuit's willingness to provide the US executive branch legal cover for its denial of detainee rights runs counter to proven counterterrorism principles... The DC Circuit Court's recent decision overturning a holding extending habeas [read more]

25 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, professor of law at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, says that climate change will ravage the African continent if its leaders do not urgently assert their peoples' rights... Africa is the richest continent in the world, but you would not know it if you [read more]

21 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Michael Kearney, a lecturer in international law at the University of York (UK), and Victor Kattan, Teaching Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, argue for the recognition of Palestine as a State competent to accept the jurisdiction of the International Criminal [read more]

20 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Dave Sidhu, founding director of the Discrimination and National Security Initiative (DNSI) and a fellow at the Pluralism Project at Harvard University, says that the soon-likely-to-be-complete domination of the US Supreme Court by graduates of two Ivy League American law schools is cause for considerable concern, despite [read more]

18 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist Itzchak Kornfeld of the Faculty of Law at The Hebrew University in Jerusalem says the blowout at BP's Deepwater Horizon Well in the Gulf of Mexico will lead to a plethora of legal claims... The tragic blowout at BP's Deepwater Horizon well will likely cause damage in [read more]

10 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Victor Hansen and Lawrence Friedman of New England Law | Boston say that fear and politics notwithstanding, trial in US federal court will be the best option in most, if not all, terrorism cases.... Since President Bush first announced a plan to create military commissions, in November [read more]

6 May 2010

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Shayana Kadidal, senior managing attorney of the Guantanamo project at the Center for Constitutional Rights, says the question of whether the government can criminally prosecute an attorney for representing a client said by the executive to be a member of al Qaeda is unfortunately unresolved under [read more]

3 May 2010

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, says Arizona's controversial new immigration law appears to be constitutional, at least on its face, but the state must be scrupulously careful to avoid even the appearance of any kind of discrimination against Hispanics.... Arizona's controversial new [read more]

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