31 Jul 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist James Friedman of the University of Maine School of Law says that the recent passage of the anti-boycott law in Israel does more damage to free speech and the legitimacy of Israel's democratic system than the boycotts themselves... On July 11, the right wing coalition government of [read more]

18 Jul 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Booth of Villanova University School of Law says that courts should stop certifying securities fraud class actions, as they compound the loss to stockholders and other methods could be utilized to deter corporate fraud and more effectively provide restitution to all affected stockholders... Since 2005, the [read more]

18 Jul 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the most recent bombings in India and the furor over the "targeted killing" of Osama Bin Laden raise questions about US-Pakistani relations and places the legality of US aid to Pakistan into doubt...The world has been left [read more]

16 Jul 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law, joined by JURIST Guest Columnists Michael Duff of the University of Wyoming College of Law, Craig Jackson of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Leland Ware of the University of Delaware, say that the [read more]

15 Jul 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven D. Schwinn of The John Marshall Law School in Chicago says that the health care litigation has provided a forum for novel Tenth Amendment and federalism claims, which were properly ignored by the Sixth Circuit in its recent ruling upholding the individual health care mandate...The recent [read more]

10 Jul 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert O'Neil of the University of Virginia School of Law says that video games, an area of expression that was once thought to not qualify for constitutional protection, are now rightfully and unanimously accepted as warranting First Amendment protection... Now that the dust has settled over the [read more]

8 Jul 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that all instances of torture must be investigated as violations of US and international law and a failure to do so will allow impunity for those who authorized these actions... President Barack Obama declared "nobody's above the law" [read more]

7 Jul 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the ICC must keep in mind the example of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon as it goes forward with prosecutions referred by the UN Security Council in order to maintain its legitimacy... Criminal trials [read more]

7 Jul 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that through the recent decision to continue two torture investigations, the country is reaching a turning point where blame will start to flow back up to the commanding officers who ordered torture... The recent announcement that [read more]

5 Jul 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Sallie Sanford of the University of Washington School of Law says that the opinion upholding health care reform by Judge Sutton, a self-described "middle-management judge," will prove influential in other circuits and beyond due to his conservative status and well-crafted opinion... Just in time for Fourth of [read more]

1 Jul 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Somin of George Mason School of Law says that the recent appellate court decision finding the individual mandate constitutional undermines federalism, misconstrues the boundaries of congressional authority, and lays the groundwork for limitless federal mandates... This week, the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit [read more]

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