December 26, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Herman of the Brooklyn Law School says that the Second Circuit's Ghailani decision is both novel and disturbing because the court relied on the departure from one principle?detention for the purposes of interrogation?as justification or the departure from ano... ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law says that the Second Circuit's opinion upholding the conviction of alien enemy combatant Ghailani offers a unique view into how a federal appeals court grapples with the legal complexities existing between law of war ...[read more]
November 26, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Alex Kreit of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that 2014 is going to be a truly groundbreaking year for marijuana policy in the US, when Colorado's and Washington's marijuana legalization takes effect ...It has been a little over a year since voters in Colorado and ...[read more]
November 10, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Andy Grewal of the University of Iowa College of Law says that the oral arguments in US v. Woods suggest that the Supreme Court is more interested in a jurisdictional issue, and discusses an argument, which neither party addressed, that could be dispositive of the ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Briffault of the Columbia Law School says that McCutcheon v. FEC could upend a central element of campaign finance doctrine but even if the court's judgment is less radical than that, the erosion of restrictions on the electoral role of great private wealth will ...[read more]
October 11, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Patricio Galella of The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law argues that if diplomacy with Syria fails, and the UN Security Council is deadlocked, states would face a lasting dilemma: violate international law by using force without Security Council authorization or ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Robert P. Barnidge, Jr. of the Jindal Global Law School says that Pakistan has failed to comply with its counterterrorism obligations under international law and that this should be kept in mind when assessing the US' use of force in Pakistan...Ubi jus ibi officium. ...[read more]
September 9, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Corbett of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School says that the Fifth Circuit's decision concerning cell site location information is constitutionally sound and that, for the time being, lower courts will have to work through its related privacy implications without the ...[read more]
July 29, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Wells of the University of Missouri- Columbia School of Law says that the broad provisions of the Espionage Act raise significant First Amendment concerns, mainly that government officials can control all debates by allowing favorable leaks while punishing ...[read more]
July 16, 2013
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says that the key issue in assessing the espionage charge against Edward Snowden is whether his disclosure of the gathering of call data harmed the US or helped a foreign nation...Several weeks ago, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald ...[read more]

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