31 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Hale, Senior Counsel at the American Bar Association Center for Human Rights, argues that the Convention Against Torture should not be used as a tool to protect those accused of torture and that the ECCC must prosecute those responsible for torture in Cambodia...Every weekday at around [read more]

28 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth Milito, Senior Executive Counsel for the National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Legal Center, says that a case recently argued before the Supreme Court will have significant implications for the jurisprudence surrounding judicial deference for regulations promulgated by executive departments...On January 17, 2012, the US [read more]

28 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Glenn Taubman, Staff Attorney for the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, argues that President Obama's "recess" appointments of three new members to the National Labor Relations Board are invalid because the Senate was not actually in recess at the time of the appointments...On January 3, [read more]

27 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, says that in the recent Golan v. Holder decision, the Supreme Court may have opened the door to reconsidering the unconstitutional practice of augmenting congressional authority in the name of implementing treaties...While legal experts continue [read more]

26 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Johann Bihr, Director of the Press Desk for Europe and Central Asia at Reporters Without Borders, says a new Belarusian law not only limits the online freedoms of individuals, but also creates harsh penalties for Internet providers, all in a government effort to exert more control over [read more]

23 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Will Potter, an independent journalist who specializes in the topic of eco-terrorism, says the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act classification of activists as terrorists threatens to end activism, in part to stem corporate profit loss...A recent undercover investigation into one of the nation's largest egg producers, Sparboe Farms, [read more]

21 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremy Lipschultz of the University of Nebraska at Omaha says that in FCC v. Fox Television Stations, Inc., it seems likely that the Supreme Court will not force the Federal Communications Commission to alter its vague and subjective indecency policy and will not overturn the outdated precedent [read more]

17 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Matt Eisenbrandt, Legal Director for the Canadian Centre for International Justice, and Katherine Gallagher, a Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights, say the Canadian government not only rejected the opportunity to prosecute George W. Bush, they improperly removed private citizens' ability to bring criminal [read more]

10 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Fleming, Litigation Support Director at the Poker Players Alliance, says that the recent decision by the Department of Justice to permit online non-sports gambling has bolstered the legitimacy of Internet betting, but the gambling landscape remains a patchwork of many distinct standards and statutory definitions...On December [read more]

3 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs Political Science at Shenandoah University, says that for the International Criminal Court to become a truly effective institution of humanitarian law, member states must consistently adhere to and enforce its mandates...The recent decision by a Kenyan court to [read more]

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