December 1, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Laurie R. Blank of Emory Law's International Humanitarian Law Clinic says that defining where the so-called "war on terror" is being fought is an important task, and that while traditional frameworks fail to give adequate guidance, there are certain criteria that can provide ...[read more]
November 18, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that while pundits on either side of the political spectrum may criticize the trial of or verdict against Ahmed Ghailani, the case shows that US civilian courts can provide justice even in cases of terrorism... ...[read more]
November 5, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow, senior counter-terrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, says that despite purported safeguards, evidence from Omar Khadr's guilty plea and sentencing hearing shows that detainees can still be harmed by statements they have made involuntarily... The ...[read more]
October 13, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says despite United Nations Human Rights Council findings that Israel clearly broke international law in its raid of the Gaza Strip Flotilla, the US has yet to condemn the action... On May 31, the Israeli military attacked ...[read more]
September 6, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Cdr. Tom Emerick (USCG), former counsel to National Incident Commander (NIC) for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, retired Admiral Thad Allen, explains how existing regulatory rules and agency practices affected the response to the spill and says they need to be ...[read more]
August 31, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Jalloh of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law responds to Peter Erlinder's article Rwanda: Flawed Elections and the Politics of 'Genocide Denial', saying that certain of Erlinder's criticisms of the ICTR are political or unfounded... I have just read the ...[read more]
August 20, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Brown, holder of the Newton D. Baker/Baker and Hostetler Chair at Capital University School of Law, says that more states should follow Utah's lead in allowing electronic signatures to be used when petitioning to include candidates on election ballots... The Utah ...[read more]
July 7, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist William A. Birdthistle of the Chicago-Kent School of Law says that the Supreme Court's modest decision in Jones v. Harris Associates continues the Court's trend of neglecting to take strong positions on important issues in corporate law... With the announcement of several ...[read more]
July 6, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce J. Einhorn of Pepperdine University School of Law says that provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2011 that would allow for special investigations of lawyers representing Guantanamo Bay detainees should be removed from the bill... For 11 ...[read more]
June 28, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Keith Bybee of Syracuse University says that regardless of other issues that may arise, the confirmation hearings of Elena Kagan, like those of other recent Supreme Court nominees, will be dominated by the tension between images of judicial impartiality and political ...[read more]

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