30 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham (US Army, ret.), formerly assigned to the Office for the Administrative Review of the Detention of Enemy Combatants, says that the Executive Order for the Periodic Review of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay Naval Station is illusory in that it creates an unnecessary [read more]

23 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Shubhankar Dam of the Singapore Management University School of Law says that recent judicial appointments in India and Pakistan have led to battles between their respective judicial and executive branches... In a moment of remarkable constitutional coincidence, two appointments were set aside in India and Pakistan last [read more]

22 Mar 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael J. Kelly, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Research and International Programs at Creighton University School of Law says that, for now, President Obama has the legal authority to commit U.S. military forces to establish the no-fly zone over Libya... On March 19, 2011, [read more]

22 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Romero of Penn State's Dickinson School of Law says the current U.S. immigration system is broken. Many states have created their own immigration laws, purportedly in accordance with federal policy, but these state laws cannot possibly capture the nuances of the federal system. If states create [read more]

20 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, professor of law at Webster University and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says the UN Security Council and the military coalition in Libya acted in contravention of international law in its use of force against Libya.... On 19 March [read more]

18 Mar 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that even though Decision 88 may be troubling, Iraqi Constitutional Law is far from settled and that competing authorities must now recalibrate their efforts ... Not long ago, Iraq's Federal Supreme Court issued a decision, [read more]

18 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland School of Law says in light of recent events casting doubt on certain supreme court justices' political biases that a major overhaul of Supreme Court recusal practice is in order.... If there's a perception that partisan politics has infected our [read more]

10 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Moira A. Imong, a research assistant at the Arcadia Center for East African Studies in Tanzania says that when the Trial Chamber of the Special Court for Sierra Leone refused to accept the late filing of the Charles Taylor's closing brief, it violated the right of the [read more]

9 Mar 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor L. Ali Khan, Professor of Law at Washburn University says the Congressional hearings proposed by Representative King violate the dignity of individual Muslim Americans, encourage over-generalizations that promote public panic and fear, and reveal inflated concerns for homeland security... Despite calls to stop the proposed Congressional hearings [read more]

7 Mar 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, professor of law at An-Najah National University in Nablus, Palestine, says the UN Security Council acted in an unusual manner against the government of Libya.... On 26 February 2011 the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1970 (2011) that takes harsh action against the government [read more]

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