August 8, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law discusses the ongoing conflict in Gaza ... By sending vast amounts of military aid to Israel, members of the US Congress, President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel have aided ...[read more]
May 28, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that US Secret Service agents are entitled to qualified immunity despite having treated a group of protesters differently based on their viewpoints. In 2004 while then-president George W. Bush was campaigning for re-election, groups of protesters and supporters ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declassified documents on Saturday that show how the National Security Agency (NSA) was authorized to collect bulk phone and internet records from US citizens without individualized suspicion. Clapper disclosed that President George W. Bush first ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The lead-up to the Iraq War began in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. During President George W. Bush's national address on the night of the attacks, he announced that the US would not distinguish between terrorists and the countries that harbor them. Some Bush ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Under President George W. Bush, significant structural changes were made to US immigration enforcement and deportation procedures. In March 2003, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) assumed responsibility for the enforcement of US immigration laws from Immigration and Natural Services ( ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On October 7, 2001, following the beginning of the War on Terror, the US military began detaining hundreds of suspected terrorists. Many of those captured were designated "enemy combatants" a label coined by the administration of President George W. Bush to denote their legal status as unlawf... ...[read more]
April 21, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On April 21, 2009, the US Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) declassified a report that described to what extent high-ranking George W. Bush administration officials were involved in subscribing to harsh interrogation policies used on prisoners of war. The release of the report followed the ...[read more]
March 20, 2013
by Kyle Webster
On March 20, 2005, the US Senate passed legislation to move Terri Schiavo's case into the federal court system. Schiavo was a woman living in a vegetative state in Florida whose parents and husband engaged in an eight year battle over extending her life support, which became the centerpiece of a ...[read more]
March 18, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On March 18, 2009, US Attorney General Eric Holder stated that the US Department of Justice (DOJ) would no longer prosecute medical marijuana facilities that were in full compliance with their state's marijuana laws. Federal prosecution of facilities in violation of state laws would still ...[read more]

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