September 3, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida, discusses the Department of Defense Excess Property Program?commonly known as the '1033 Program'?under scrutiny for the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri and concludes that this will result in stricter d... ...[read more]
March 23, 2014
by Brent Nesbitt
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law considers the life and times of the late First Amendment advocate-antagonist Fred Phelps ...JURIST has previously examined the strident First Amendment struggles of the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), founded in Topeka, KS in 1955, that ...[read more]
May 2, 2013
by Dan DeRight
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law reveals the history behind recent changes to law and policy which will affect the involvement of military forces with civilian domestic law enforcement...Weeks prior to the devastating Boston Marathon bombings, and months after the ...[read more]
February 11, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says says the US must pursue a full spectrum of "smart power" capabilities in Africa, to include but not be limited to the use of drones for surveillance or targeted killing strikes...The ongoing crises in Algeria and Mali have ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says that the recent confrontation between a US warship and a foreign vessel in the Strait of Hormuz is the most recent in a history of incidents where time-tested tactics have shaped the economic and political security of the Gulf ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of the Ave Maria School of Law says that determining the impact of the recently announced Strategic Partnership Agreement between the US and Afghanistan requires a look into the many interests vested in the region...As immortalized in Rudyard Kipling's novel ...[read more]
February 11, 2012
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the newly enacted Hungarian Constitution has significant similarities to the Mexican Constitution of 1917, particularly in its provisions dealing with the recognition of religions and the resistance to these provisions...The ...[read more]
December 13, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the pending withdrawal of US forces from Iraq and the challenges to maintaining security in that country and in the region requires a new strategy in dealing with the region to address security concerns amid likely cuts to ...[read more]
October 25, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the death of Muammar Gaddafi and one of his sons exemplifies an emerging trend towards the use of targeted and extrajudicial killings instead of attempts to capture and prosecute...The death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi ...[read more]
October 22, 2011
by Jonathan Cohen
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that social media and networking have proven pivotal in the success of the Arab Spring protest movements in a manner that was previously unforeseen by commentators and scholars...The ongoing protests in the Arab Spring are ...[read more]

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