On this episode of the JURIST Podcast, moderator Ian Everhart and Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Policy & Strategy Corin R. Stone discussed reforms that have taken place in the US intelligence community over the past decade. The report of the 9/11 Commission suggested a number ...[read more]
On this episode of the JURIST Podcast, Pitt Law students Taras Shablii and Slava Opeida discuss the recent protests, legislation and political deals to come out of their native Ukraine. They gave some background on the cause of the first wave of protests: the suspension of negotiations on a long- ...[read more]
Representatives from the Abolitionist Law Center joined JURIST podcast moderator Ian Everhart to discuss their efforts at reform in the Pennsylvania criminal justice and prison system in this episode. ALC Executive Director Bret Grote and ALC staff attorney Dustin McDaniel shared information ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Anthony Infanti of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law argues that a coalition in favor of abolishing income tax joint filing may soon emerge... With the government shut down and debt ceiling crisis now behind us, the federal government has turned its attention to ...[read more]
Recess appointments have been used by US presidents to fill vacancies within administrative agencies, judicial benches, and other positions within the federal government that require confirmation by the US Senate. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of NLRB v. Canning in the October ...[read more]
The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report in July 2012 that explored the rising international use of drones. A previous report issued by the GAO in 2004 specified that that 41 countries owned drones, with 32 attempting to develop new drone technology. By 2012, the GAO ...[read more]
On September 30, 2011, the US government carried out a successful drone strike against four suspected al-Qaeda supporters, two of whom were US citizens. Two weeks later, the US launched another drone strike killing a teenage US citizen and six other civilians, including another teenager. These ...[read more]
Drones often carry a bellicose and removed image, but they are not limited to unmanned Predator attacks in the global war on terror. The US Border Patrol utilizes Predator B remote drones for surveillance purposes and their use has been bolstered by increased border security measures. Other ...[read more]
The growing use of unmanned aerial surveillance and combat capable aircraft, otherwise known as drones, has drawn the attention of the world. In the US, drones operated by domestic agencies are conducting surveillance for border protection and crime prevention. Abroad, drones are being deployed to ...[read more]
3/15/2013: A federal appeals court judge reversed a ruling on CIA drone records .
10/23/2013: A Pakistan citizen sued the UK Foreign Office over intelligence sharing for US drone strikes.
2/7/2012: The ACLU sues the US government for information on targeted killings.
4/28/2010: A US House of ...[read more]