22 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law says that the Supreme Court of Canada's recent refusal to review a lower court's stay of extradition proceedings represents an important victory for the rule of law as well as straining US-Canada relations...According to the Canadian courts, [read more]

22 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jim Chen of the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law says that the recent court decision allowing Sprint and Cellular South to pursue antitrust claims against the proposed AT&T and T-Mobile merger is an important step toward halting what could be a major anticompetitive [read more]

17 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Ed Goldman of the University of Michigan says that fetal personhood laws, which would declare a fetus to be a person from the time of conception, would have a wide range of consequences for women's medical care, stem cell research, and the availability of contraception...In Roe v. [read more]

15 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Hu of Duke University School of Law says that the recently enacted state-level immigration laws go against long-held American ideals and cultural values, which were exemplified in the World War II-era film Casablanca...The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently filed a lawsuit against South Carolina, challenging [read more]

15 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Aronson of Creighton University School of Law says that recent corporate scandals in Japan highlight the need for the reform of that country's corporate governance structure, just as the Enron case did in the US...It has been two tough years for Japanese corporate governance. In 2010 [read more]

12 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Johnson of the University of California Davis School of Law says that Alabama's immigration law highlights the civil rights implications of the recent state immigration laws and, in the case of Alabama, show parallels with previous efforts to prevent desegregation...Earlier this year, the state of Alabama, [read more]

12 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Sandra Sperino of the University of Cincinnati College of Law says that the frameworks courts currently use to examine employment discrimination cases are too narrow in scope to deal with the type of discrimination alleged in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc v. Dukes...The case of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. [read more]

9 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Joyner of the University of Alabama School of Law says the IAEA went outside of its legal mandate with its latest report on Iran, a move that has been viewed by some states as indicating the IAEA's shift from a technical body to a politicized one...On [read more]

7 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jonathan Will of Mississippi College School of Law says establishing pre-embryonic personhood may still fail to outlaw abortion and may lead to the imposition of restrictions on other reproductive choices such as certain forms of birth control... On November 8, 2011, citizens of Mississippi will pass judgment [read more]

6 Nov 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Umar Oseni of Harvard Law School says the international concern over the announcement of Islamic law in Libya is misplaced, and instead the international community should focus on helping build an Islamic legal system that upholds human rights and the rule of law...After the long awaited capture [read more]

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