May 25, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Tim McEvoy, an attorney for Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, says that the settlement agreement between BP and affected plaintiffs in the wake of Deepwater Horizon has benefits, but also has certain drawbacks...The April 20, 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and resulting ...[read more]
May 16, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Jones, Executive Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, says that Connecticut's repeal of the death penalty is one of the first of a trend of states moving away from capital punishment ...Last month, the Connecticut General Assembly passed ...[read more]
April 13, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnists Viviana Giacaman and Elsa Peraldí of Freedom House argue that the proposed constitutional amendment to federalize crimes against journalists in Mexico is an important and timely step, but more must still be done...Last month, the Mexican Senate approved a ...[read more]
April 9, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Szanyi, staff attorney at the Center for Children's Law and Policy, says that the Supreme Court should follow prior precedent and ban the sentence of life without parole for juvenile homicide offenders...This past month, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in ...[read more]
March 29, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Brendan Fischer, a law fellow for the Center for Media and Democracy, says that the Wisconsin voter ID law violates the state constitution and that voter ID laws in other states are facing challenges because of their impact on minorities and the elderly..."A government that ...[read more]
March 16, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Mailee Smith, Staff Counsel at Americans United for Life, argues that legislation requiring ultrasounds before an abortion are constitutional under Supreme Court precedent and serve an essential medical purpose...Most abortion regulations are hotly contested before and after ...[read more]
March 9, 2012
by Stephen Zumbrun
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Ellis, a historian at the African Studies Centre, says that the recent influx of refugees from Libya has exacerbated the problem of organized crime in West Africa and has caused emerging complications that are generating increased attention from the international ...[read more]

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