November 4, 2013
by Alexandra Cabonor
JURIST Guest Columnist Dan Epstein of Cause of Action discusses the upcoming Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission...Last month, the US Supreme Court heard arguments in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a campaign finance case that legal commentator Jeffrey ...[read more]
October 28, 2013
by Max Slater
An appeals court in Kuwait on Monday affirmed a 10-year prison sentence against Hamad al-Naqi, a commentator on Twitter for posts deemed offensive to Islam, according to rights activist Nawaf al-Handel. Al-Naqi was originally sentenced to 10 years in prison in June 2012 for posting insulting and ...[read more]
November 24, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On November 24, 2010, a jury for the 331st Criminal District Court of Texas found former US House Majority Leader Tom DeLay guilty of money laundering and conspiracy after 19 hours of deliberation. The charges stemmed from DeLay's alleged violation of state election law by funneling corporate ...[read more]
May 12, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Nuremberg trials prosecutor Henry King Jr. died Saturday from cancer at the age of 89. King, a professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and a JURIST Forum commentator on war crimes issues, was one of the last three surviving Nuremberg prosecutors, and at 29 was the youngest US ...[read more]
September 26, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A Russian court began hearings against a renowned political commentator Tuesday, with prosecutors using expanded anti-extremism laws originally designed to combat racism and xenophobia but broadened in July to include activities taken for political or ideological hatred. Prosecutors clai... ...[read more]
July 20, 2007
by JURIST Commentator
Ali Khan: In the Constitutional Petition No. 21 of 2007 (Chief Justice Chaudhry v. The President of Pakistan), a unanimous Supreme Court of 13 Justices has declared that the President's Order to suspend the Chief Justice is ultra vires of the Constitution. .. and passed without la... ...[read more]
July 5, 2007
by JURIST Commentator
Ali Khan: In defending the suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry, Pakistan government lawyers must argue that President Pervez Musharraf has properly exercised his executive power under Article 209(5). Assuming the President is authorized to refer the matter to the Supreme Judicial C... ...[read more]
June 29, 2007
by JURIST Commentator
Ali Khan: President Musharraf is no King James I and Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry is no Chief Justice Edward Coke, but since Pakistan has been part of the British Empire and the common law traditions continue to inform the Pakistani legal system, a brief narrative of the tensions between J... ...[read more]
June 22, 2007
by JURIST Commentator
Ali Khan: Pakistan's Supreme Court is most likely to declare that the Executive order to suspend Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry violates Articles 175(3) and 209(5) of the Constitution. If the Chief Justice is reinstated, the question remains whether President Musharraf will obey the Sup... ...[read more]
June 14, 2007
by JURIST Commentator
Ali Khan: The suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry provides a historic constitutional opportunity for the Pakistan Supreme Court to assert judicial independence. The preamble to the Constitution conceives Pakistan's legal order as a sacred trust. .. wherein the i... ...[read more]

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