December 14, 2011
by Leah Kathryn Sell
JURIST Guest Columnist Steve Simpson, a senior attorney at the Institute for Justice, says that recent decisions releasing the names of those who signed a petition to place domestic partnership laws on the ballot in Washington state lack a proper examination of the facts of the case and fail ...[read more]
March 25, 2009
by Andrew Wood
Steve Simpson: In the case of Citizens United v. FEC, the US Supreme Court confronted the inescapable logic of the campaign finance laws: if the government can ban a broadcast advertisement that is paid for by a corporation, then it can ban movies and even books as well. In fact, during the a... ...[read more]
April 17, 2008
by Nick Fiske
The US House Judiciary Committee Thursday called upon former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove to testify concerning any involvement in the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman on federal corruption charges in 2005. In a letter to Rove, the committee expressed concern ...[read more]
January 15, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Michael Simpson: In a major victory for students, parents, and public education, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit held on January 7th that the Bush Administration's interpretation of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) violates the federal Constitution. The court's ruli... ...[read more]
December 4, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Virginia Sloan: Today, as I observed the oral arguments in Synder v. Louisiana before the United States Supreme Court, I was struck by the fact that James Williams will almost certainly never face a judge, jury, or even a disciplinary panel for his malicious abuse of our criminal justice syst... ...[read more]
December 4, 2007
by Mike Rosen-Molina
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in Snyder v. Louisiana, 06-10119, where it considered whether a prosecutor improperly excluded all black potential jurors from serving on a jury in a murder case because of their race. During the sentencing phase of Allen Snyder's trial, the pro... ...[read more]
July 16, 2007
by Gabriel Haboubi
A bipartisan group of 44 former US state attorneys general have asked the US House and Senate Judiciary Committees to investigate whether the prosecution of former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman (D), was politically motivated, according to Monday reports. Last month, Alabama attorney Jill Simpson... ...[read more]
November 13, 2006
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Special Guest Columnist John Pace, former Human Rights Chief for the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq, says that the trial of Saddam Hussein has abjectly failed to do justice to his victims, provide a deterrent to future dictators, or generally advance the cause of freedom... In an interview ...[read more]
August 28, 2005
by Bernard Hibbitts
Mayor Ray Nagin ordered the entire US city of New Orleans (population 484,674) evacuated Sunday in advance of the anticipated Gulf Coast landfall Monday morning of Hurricane Katrina, currently described by the National Weather Service as a potentially catastrophic Category-5 storm packi... ...[read more]
March 29, 2005
by Chris Buell
Attorney Johnnie Cochran died Tuesday at the age of 67 from a brain tumor. Cochran was known for his colorful personality, as well as for his skill as a courtroom orator. Cochran was best known for successfully defending O.J. Simpson against double murder charges. During his career, he also ...[read more]

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