30 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the impact of the recently passed Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act of 2011 on federal and state court litigation in the US...There was no public ceremony, and if you blinked you missed the announcement, but on [read more]

27 Dec 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Chibli Mallat of Harvard Law School says that the Egyptian Supreme Council of the Armed Forces must divorce its economic power from its political power if it wants to avoid further protests and protect its economic interests...It is probably too late. Too many people have already died [read more]

27 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Ausness of the University of Kentucky College of Law says that a case currently before the Supreme Court presents a significant and interesting issue regarding which test for navigability ought to be used in determining whether a state owns a given riverbed...On December 7, 2011, the [read more]

24 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Keyder of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, says that the recent decisions in EU case law shows a trend towards viewing intellectual property as a way to benefit society, rather than corporations, in contrast to the trends [read more]

21 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Scott Gaylord of Elon University School of Law says a district court applied an outdated government speech test when it issued an injunction preventing North Carolina from allowing drivers to select "Choose Life" license plates, the proper test should ask if government controls the speech, not if [read more]

19 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Williams of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law says that President Obama should ignore pro forma sessions of Congress and exercise his constitutional authority to make recess appointments in order to overcome the obstructionism that has left countless federal positions open...Over the past [read more]

19 Dec 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says the US and other aggressors in the Iraq War have not had to face legal recourse for their numerous violations of international law in the invasion and [read more]

19 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist John Bickers of Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law says that changes in the past decade have made the use of military commissions in the fight against al Qaeda both unnecessary and politically detrimental for the US, and argues that they should be abandoned [read more]

19 Dec 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says that there is significant evidence that the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol violates international law by failing to further the goals of the treaty under [read more]

16 Dec 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that the likely outcome of the withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq is a backslide into sectarian violence resulting in the split into smaller states based on ethnoreligious geography...The official drawdown of US forces in Iraq yesterday, December [read more]

14 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Shannon Gilreath of Wake Forest University School of Law says that the current litigation strategy seeking marriage rights for same-sex couples only tinkers around the edges of heteronormative institutions when it should be seeking separate institutions that reject these gender role-dominated institutions...JURIST recently reported that the American [read more]

13 Dec 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that although there are fears that Iraq may slide into chaos due to the impending withdrawal of troops, it is more likely that the country will continue to make slow advances in solidifying its legal [read more]

13 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the pending withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and the challenges to maintaining security in that country and in the region requires a new strategy in dealing with the region to address security concerns amid likely cuts [read more]

10 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist D. Wes Rist of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the recent interest of the International Committee of the Red Cross in the impact of video games on international humanitarian law is a chance for cooperation and education with the video game industry...Everyone knows [read more]

10 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School says that the decision in Latif v. Obama construes the presumption of regularity in a way that creates an unfair obstacle for military detainees trying to question the evidence used to justify their detention...In Latif v. Obama, the US [read more]

9 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist David Cassuto of Pace Law School says the Belo Monte project that has been embroiled in litigation for decades has gained momentum and even a sense of inevitability despite widespread protests and threats of violence from the indigenous tribes whose lands and lives are at risk, but [read more]

8 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Sikander Ahmed Shah of Lahore University of Management Sciences Department of Law and Policy says that whether US drone strikes in Pakistan are illegal hinges on the nature of consent given and whether actions exceed that consent ... The recent killings of 24 Pakistani soldiers by NATO [read more]

7 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Allyn Taylor of the Georgetown University Law Center says countries' efforts to protect their citizens from the public health danger of tobacco may suffer a chilling blow from a successful tobacco company lawsuit in Australia...On November 21, the Australian Parliament enacted the world's first tobacco plain packaging [read more]

6 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jules Lobel of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that if the Occupy Movement can create organizational forms that combine its democratic, egalitarian origins with ongoing direct action, a narrative of solidarity, equality and democracy over the long term, it will have made a major [read more]

3 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Bala of Queen's University Faculty of Law says the recent ruling in British Columbia holding that Canada's criminal prohibition of polygamy is constitutionally justified despite violating the guarantee of freedom of religion is strong and should prevent the spread of polygamy in Canada...The recent ruling of [read more]

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