JURIST Guest Columnist Hanan Salah of Human Rights Watch says that if the Libyan government does not take immediate steps to rectify its dysfunctional justice system it risks a complete collapse...
This past week, Libya's official television station broadcasted a series of videos featuring al- ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Zachary L. Heiden, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, says that the Portland, Maine ordinance banning anyone from standing, sitting or loitering in any median strip is a content-based restriction that fails to comply with the First Amendment...In ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Stefan Tahmassebi, Deputy General Counsel at the National Rifle Association, says that the "actual buyer" requirement imposed by BATFE on purchasers of firearms does not comport with the plain language of the GCA or the legislative history of the statute...On January 22, ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, says that the continued detentions at Guantánamo are arbitrary and unduly perpetual...In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that the US would complete its ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch says that the deplorable state of women's rights in Afghanistan should not be tolerated and that changes must be made...Four years ago, a long-awaited law to protect women and girls from violence, the Law on Elimination of Violence Against ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Ibrahim Saleh of the University of Cape Town says that a wide array of problems are currently plaguing Egypt and are severely hampering the nation's development...The fear and mistrust that result from violence and crisis limit people's perception of their political ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, argues that President Obama's recently issued memorandum regarding US troops in Mali represents a step backwards in the US-ICC relationship...Just when things appeared to be taking a ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist John Frazer says that while the IAFR v. City of Chicago decision is illuminating, critical Second Amendment questions remain unanswered...Can politicians in a major city decide that a constitutional right may be exercised but not in their back yards? That is the issue that ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Maya Wang of Human Rights Watch says that the Chinese government must begin to consider the vehement demands of the people to reform...What is the difference between Xi Jinping and Xu Zhiyong?
Both talk about fighting corruption, yet Xi is president of China, while Xu is ...[read more]
JURIST Guest Columnist Samar Warsi, a legal fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, says that, even after implementing the changes proposed by President Barack Obama, the NSA's surveillance program is still constitutionally problematic...Freedom is the great deity of the west, ...[read more]