May 30, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Bangkok criminal court on Wednesday sentenced Chiranuch Premchaiporn, webmaster of independent Internet news site Prachatai, to an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to delete defamatory comments against Thailand's royal family. She was initially sentenced to one year in prison, but the ...[read more]
April 21, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
On April 19, 1967, John, Paul, George and Ringo- aka "The Beatles"- signed a partnership deed agreeing that the group would continue for a (further) period of ten years. When The Beatles split up prematurely in 1970, Paul applied to have the partnership terminated and a receiver appointed. Read a... ...[read more]
April 2, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
JURIST Guest Columnists Valerie Demont and Janaki Rege Catanzarite of Pepper Hamilton LLP discuss the futility of non-compete clauses in India, contending that Indian courts remain sensitive to the possibility that employers may try to use restrictive covenants as a back-door means of restraining ...[read more]
March 24, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
Megan McKee, Pitt Law '12, takes a personal perspective on citizenship and women's rights in Lebanon...Sara Burhan Abdullah's recent JURIST Dateline article on women's rights and citizenship in Iraq reminded me of a similar predicament faced by Lebanese women. In Iraqi law, as in ...[read more]
March 6, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
This is a test message for a blog. There are many like it but this one is mine... ...[read more]
March 2, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
Joseph Schaeffer, Pitt Law '12, attended a panel on Music, Copyright, and Free Speech as part of the ACLU's Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll series at Carnegie Mellon University...In the past 10 to 15 years, music has gone from a finite good available only in physical form from various ...[read more]
February 15, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
Myroslava Savchuk, Pitt Law LLM '10, discusses the differences between judicial review in the United States and her home country of Ukraine...Judicial review refers to a court's power to review the constitutionality of a country's laws and invalidate them when necessary. Although the ...[read more]
January 30, 2010
by JURIST Webmaster
Sara Burhan Abdullah, Pitt Law LLM '08 and JD '12, was an observer to the Iraqi Constitutional Review Committee. She shares her experiences with the issue of inheritance of citizenship and women's rights in her home country of Iraq...Under Saddam Hussein's dictatorial regime, ...[read more]
November 4, 2009
by JURIST Webmaster
Kristine Long, Pitt Law '11, and Joseph Schaeffer, Pitt Law '12, attended the 18th Annual McLean Lecture on World Law, Nationalism, Constitutionalism and the Future of the European Union, presented by Sir David Edward at the University of Pittsburgh...Kristine Long Rather fortuitously, I ...[read more]
October 20, 2009
by JURIST Webmaster
Joseph Schaeffer, Pitt Law '12, attended a talk on a proposed national security court system given by US Coast Guard Captain Glenn Sulmasy*, a law professor at the US Coast Guard Academy and a National Security and Human Rights Fellow at Harvard University...Over the past seven years the ...[read more]

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