29 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that the War Powers Resolution does not limit the president's options in Libya due to his constitutional authority and international obligations... President Obama has decided that the US will continue to participate with other NATO members in [read more]

24 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory Gordon of the University of North Dakota School of Law says that in light of the case of Joshua arap Sang, and for purposes of educating the public and deterring future would-be perpetrators, we need a more accurate understanding of the rapidly evolving area of international [read more]

14 May 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says there is a fairly simple formula to determine the legality of the military operation that killed Osama Bin Laden... To assist in the important debate related to the targeting of Osama Bin Laden, I offer up a formula [read more]

8 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Laurie Blank of Emory University School of Law argues that any investigation into the killing of Osama Bin Laden must critically assess whether to apply the international law of armed conflict or human rights law in order to be effective...Five days after the US raid that killed [read more]

6 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder of William Mitchell College of Law was defense counsel in the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) until last month when he was removed for "misconduct," an action that he argues was part of a wider history of institutional bias that has helped the Rwandan [read more]

6 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Caitlin Borgmann of the City University of New York School of Law says the new wave of anti-abortion legislation in Congress and state legislatures is aimed at pushing the limits of the current constitutional framework and prompting its abandonment... The scores of anti-abortion bills pending and passing [read more]

5 May 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, professor of law at Webster University and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says that the action against Osama Bin Laden violated international law... Whatever one might think of Osama Bin Laden—a terrorist for his alleged role in killing [read more]

4 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Amos N. Guiora of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah says that although the killing of Osama Bin Laden was a legitimate military action, it is important to consider the implications of his death for counterterrorism efforts... President Obama's decision to target [read more]

4 May 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says that the Obama Administration should resist pressure or temptation to release sensational photographs of Osama Bin Laden's corpse taken after the firefight at his compound in Pakistan where he was killed Sunday... On May 2, 2011, after becoming [read more]

4 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Somin of George Mason School of Law says the lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act are far from frivolous. They deserve to prevail and have a real chance of doing so... Twenty-eight states and several private groups have now filed lawsuits challenging the [read more]

3 May 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist David A. Westbrook, of the University at Buffalo Law School, says that Congress should announce that Koran burning and other inflammatory gestures are inconsistent with American values ... Last month, Terry Jones, the pastor of a Florida church, had a Koran burned and posted the proceedings [read more]

2 May 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law, answers a few questions about Osama Bin Laden's death and discusses what it might mean in terms of foreign affairs and domestic attitudes towards torture... We have learned that Osama Bin [read more]

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