December 9, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly ...[read more]
September 25, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the constitutionality and international legality of the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria ... President Obama and Secretary Kerry were reluctant to use the word "war" or the phrase "armed conflict" with respect ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in three cases. In Bond v. United States the court heard arguments on whether there are limits to Congress' authority to intrude on local and state programs with a valid international treaty. Carol Anne Bond attempted to poison her husband's lover ...[read more]
October 23, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center examines the recent Amnesty International report and provides several possible justifications for drone attacks under international law ...The new Amnesty International report urges the US to conduct a thorough, impartial ...[read more]
September 10, 2013
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center provides several legal justifications under the UN Charter for the use of force in Syria...Some argue that a US use of armed force in Syria would violate the United Nations Charter in the absence of a UN Security Council ...[read more]
February 2, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that arguments put forward in the case of Bond v. United States, claiming that the federal law implementing the Chemical Weapons Convention is unconstitutional, are based on a fundamentally flawed understanding of ...[read more]
January 15, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that, if Iran proceeds with building nuclear arms, Israel may be legally justified in launching a military attack as a means of self-defense...Under international law, would Israel have a right to engage in ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says the theory that self-executing treaties are the only type of international law that is binding on states is based on an incorrect, revisionist account of US legal history...Devising theory, marshaling it and sending ...[read more]
July 1, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Guest Columnist David Moore of the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School says that although the Supremacy Clause binds states to follow international law that qualifies as preemptive federal law, not all treaties or principles of customary international law qualify as ...[read more]
June 8, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that despite recent legislative efforts to prevent the enforcement of international law, state governments are obligated to do so by the US Constitution...Some states and members of state legislatures have ...[read more]

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