April 28, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Columnist Adam R. Banner discusses the recent controversies surrounding the executions in Oklahoma... "They say lethal injection causes no pain. How do they know? Did someone come back from the dead and say they didn't feel anything?" These prolific words, uttered by inmate Groves in the ...[read more]
April 24, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom discusses the significance of the Supreme Court's future ruling in the birth control mandate contained with the Affordable Care Act Imagine that you are a member of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and opposed to the ...[read more]
April 19, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist William Partlett of Columbia University School of Law discusses the current state of the controversy in Ukraine ... Constitution-making has rapidly moved to the forefront of the East-West standoff in the Ukraine. Prime Minister Arsenii Yatsenyuk recently announced an ...[read more]
April 16, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Brian T. Hodges of the Pacific Legal Foundation discusses the US Supreme Court's troubling decision in Brandt v. US... On March 10, 2014, the US Supreme Court issued its decision in the quiet title case, Marvin M. Brandt Revocable Trust v. US (PDF). In an 8-1 decision, the ...[read more]
March 26, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Alex Abdo of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) explains the constitutional issues surrounding dragnet surveillance and why the ACLU and others are correct in challenging the broad surveillance...Ever since Edward Snowden exposed the National Security Agency's (NSA) ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph La Rue of Alliance Defending Freedom describes the motivation behind Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the impact Arizona Governor Jan Brewer's veto of SB 1062 could have on the residents of Arizona...Suppose members of the white-supremacist Aryan Nation Church ...[read more]
March 19, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Balkees Jarrah of Human Rights Watch makes the case for why the US should publicly support a referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court...Recently, US Secretary of State John Kerry reported that President Barack Obama had asked his top aides for ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephanie Toti of The Center for Reproductive Rights discuss the challenge to Massachusetts buffer zone laws in McCullen v. Coakley...The US Supreme Court recently heard oral argument in McCullen v. Coakley, involving a Massachusetts statute that creates 35 foot buffer ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Esha Bhandari and Jennifer Sokoler, both of the Center for Reproductive Rights, discuss the recent legal challenges to a Texas abortion law...The US Supreme Court's recent order refusing to reinstate an injunction against a Texas law restricting abortion—thereby allowing... ...[read more]
January 21, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Catherine E. Livingston and Lori Hellkamp of Jones Day discusses the potential consequences of the US Supreme Court's future ruling on severance pay under FICA...In United States v. Quality Stores, Inc., the US Supreme Court will address the question of whether certain ...[read more]

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