30 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Anne Twomey of the University of Sydney Law School says that there are considerable challenges to passing the proposed changes to the Australian Constitution, in large part because they raise the question of how much control over the legislative process ought to be granted to Australia's High [read more]

24 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Ziegler of Saint Louis University School of Law says that a recent decision by Fifth Circuit gives broad support for laws requiring physicians to provide certain information to patients requesting an abortion, and that this represents a shift in the debate over abortion rights from discussions [read more]

23 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Cox of the City University of New York School of Law says that the Kuwaiti national archives, which were taken by Iraqi forces in 1990, have still not been returned and keep the post-Saddam Iraq under a UN Security Council resolution aimed at having the documents [read more]

21 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Josh Douglas of the University of Kentucky College of Law says that the Supreme Court's opinion in Citizens United v. FEC has created a doctrine that prevents states from justifying campaign finance laws on anticorruption grounds and forces them to justify them on the grounds of transparency [read more]

17 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist David Feldman of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law says that there is a growing trend in the UK to hold government actors responsible for violations of international law in the national courts, which should result in more transparent and open government policies...One of the most [read more]

16 Jan 2012

JURIST Columnist Charles Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Léon Mugesera, who allegedly incited genocide in Rwanda and subsequently obtained asylum in Canada, must finally be deported to Rwanda to face trial for his role in the 1994 genocide... Léon Mugesera, the Rwandan refugee in [read more]

14 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Ziegler of Saint Louis University School of Law says that while a recent Iowa court decision may be a victory for the rights of same-sex parents, the arguments made in the public debate surrounding the case demonstrate a break from the goals of the early gay [read more]

14 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Mark Denbeaux, Nick Stratton and Lauren Winchester of Seton Hall University School of Law say the right to a meaningful habeas corpus proceeding by Guantanamo detainees has been complicated by a recent decision making it more difficult for detainees to challenge the evidence against them... With the [read more]

4 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act significantly clarifies the law of federal court jurisdiction and venue but was passed after removing some beneficial but controversial provisions...Around this time of year, many newspapers publish articles [read more]

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