April 19, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Borchers of the Creighton University School of Law says that the Supreme Court's opinion in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum overlooks recent relevant developments in the conflict of laws and may have unintended effects on future cases...The US Supreme Court's already- ...[read more]
April 11, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Segall of Georgia State University says that, although several of the justices on the US Supreme Court interpret the US Constitution to require the government to essentially ignore race, such a requirement would significantly harm civil rights in the US...Between now ...[read more]
March 21, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Wayne McCormack of the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law says that proposals to subject the executive branch's proposed targeted killings to a process of judicial review misunderstand the nature of the judiciary and the rule of law...I most respectfully but ...[read more]
March 13, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony D'Amato of the Northwestern University School of Law says that habeas corpus rights are too important for the executive branch to ignore, even in a time of war...US President Barack Obama asserts that he has the constitutional privilege and power to order the killing ...[read more]
March 4, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Amos Guiora of the University of Utah SJ Quinney College of Law says that the US executive branch's practice of using drones to engage in the targeted killing of suspected terrorists should be subjected to some form of judicial review...Targeted killing sits at the ...[read more]
February 25, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Justin Levitt of the Loyola Law School says that the Supreme Court's newest campaign finance case need not signal a sea change in the Court's campaign finance doctrine...For better or worse, a professor's thoughts are never far from final exams. The best exams, I think, test ...[read more]
February 11, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says says the US must pursue a full spectrum of "smart power" capabilities in Africa, to include but not be limited to the use of drones for surveillance or targeted killing strikes...The ongoing crises in Algeria and Mali have ...[read more]
February 5, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says that the upcoming prosecution of Sergei Magnitsky by the Russian government is an unprecedented violation of rule of law principles...Over the past year I have been writing about the first prosecution of a dead man ...[read more]
February 2, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that arguments put forward in the case of Bond v. United States, claiming that the federal law implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention is unconstitutional, are based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of ...[read more]
January 15, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that, if Iran proceeds with building nuclear arms, Israel may be legally justified in launching a military attack as a means of self-defense...Under international law, would Israel have a right to engage in ...[read more]

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