April 4, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnist Trevor Burrus, a legal associate for the Cato Institute, argues that despite claims by critics of the Supreme Court, "partisanship" is nothing more than an epithet with little descriptive content and will not be the driving factor behind the final decision on the Affordable ...[read more]
March 6, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnists Nick Tiger of Servicemembers United and Danielle Hawkes of The American Military Partner Association argue that the DOJ decision to allow military and veteran benefits for same-sex couples will lead to a Supreme Court ruling on whether heightened scrutiny should be applied ...[read more]
February 28, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnist Dario Ringach, Professor of Neurobiology and Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles, says that the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act was enacted to protect individuals from extremists who adopt methods of violence and true threats, rather than to threaten ...[read more]
February 20, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnist Alex Luchenitser, Associate Legal Director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, says that despite the US constitutional tradition of separation between church and state, US courts lag far behind the UK after a recent decision banning prayers at town- ...[read more]
February 1, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnist Kelsey Alford-Jones, Director of Guatemala Human Rights Commission, argues that it is important for the Public Prosecutor's Office and president to follow through with the genocide charges against Rios Montt to strengthen Guatemala's judiciary and bring justice to the ...[read more]
January 28, 2012
by Brandy Ringer
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 ...[read more]
December 6, 2011
by Brandy Ringer
JURIST Guest Columnist Nisha Valabhji, Officer-in-Charge of the Defence Support Section of the UN Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials, argues that political interference and judicial misconduct in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia are matters of grave concern that require ...[read more]
October 5, 2011
by Brandy Ringer
Tarren Bragdon, CEO of the Foundation for Government Accountability, argues that Florida's drug testing policy is an effective policy, can serve as a model for other states and could save hundreds of millions of dollars nationally...While Judge Mary Scriven, a George W. Bush appointee, considers ...[read more]
October 5, 2011
by Brandy Ringer
Elizabeth Lower-Basch, a Senior Policy Analyst for the Center for Law and Social Policy, argues that Florida's drug testing policy for receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance is harmful to the people the policy is designed to help...In recent years, many states ...[read more]
April 2, 2011
by Brandy Ringer
Reporters Without Borders seconds the United Nations' call on the Turkish government to "guarantee freedom of opinion and expression," as the imprisonment and punishment of journalists on charges of challenging and acting to 'overthrow government via conspiracy' are ridiculous and unacceptable. In ...[read more]

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