16 Aug 2011

Jessica Montell, Executive Director of B'Tselem, argues that the dismantling of an Israeli settlement in the West Bank under a recent court order is a significant step forward for the rule of law, but is only the first step in ending an illegal settlement enterprise...Earlier this month, the Supreme Court [read more]

16 Aug 2011

Patricia Rogosch, a research assistant for the EU Project CONSENT Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law, argues that the Facebook facial recognition feature violates European data protection laws because it was introduced without notifying users and requires users to opt out...Once again, Facebook comes under criticism. Once again, the [read more]

15 Aug 2011

Collette Adkins Giese, Herpetofauna Staff Attorney for the Center for Biological Diversity, argues that the recent decision upholding congressional action to remove wolves from the endangered species list leaves the species without the federal protections they need...The Center for Biological Diversity and our allies suffered a recent defeat in the [read more]

15 Aug 2011

Ayesha Khan, Legal Director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, argues that the recent Fourth Circuit ruling on the constitutionality of prayers conducted at the opening of a legislative session is consistent with Fourth Circuit and Supreme Court precedent, despite the arguments of a previous JURIST contributor...Recently, [read more]

3 Aug 2011

John Whitehead, founder and President of The Rutherford Institute, argues that the recent Fourth Circuit ruling on the constitutionality of prayers conducted at the opening of a legislative session contradicts its own precedent, in addition to that of the Supreme Court...Last week, the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth [read more]

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