December 10, 2014
by William Helbling
The UN Special Rapporteur on counter terrorism and human rights Ben Emmerson on Tuesday called for the prosecution of US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other government officials for the interrogation and torture of detainees. The statement follows the release of a US Senate committee ...[read more]
December 9, 2014
by Alex Ferraro
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial international criminality that was manifestly ...[read more]
December 9, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The so-called "enhanced interrogation techniques" employed during the Bush administration were "ineffective," according to a long-awaited report released Tuesday by the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. According to the report, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deliberately misled ...[read more]
November 8, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
US President Barack Obama formally nominated Loretta Lynch on Saturday to serve as the next attorney general. Obama urged the US Senate to confirm her nomination quickly, though it is unclear whether Congress would confirm her nomination during its current session or wait until January when the ...[read more]
November 3, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The US Supreme Court on Monday denied certiorari in an appeal challenging the constitutionality of the Senate filibuster. The appeal was brought by four members of the US House of Representatives and the organization Common Cause and sought to overturn an April ruling by the US Court of Appeals ...[read more]
September 29, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
California Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday vetoed a bill that would have required law enforcement agencies to acquire a warrant before using drones for surveillance. In his veto message Brown expressed his belief that the measure went too far, stating that while there are "undoubtedly circumstances ...[read more]
September 11, 2014
by Peter Snyder
The Missouri Legislature passed new abortion restrictions over the veto of Governor Jay Nixon Wednesday. Under the new requirement woman in Missouri must wait 72 hours after consulting a doctor before having an abortion, and the requirement does not grant an exception for instances of rape and ...[read more]
August 29, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Ten victims of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) extraordinary rendition program have signed an open letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to declassify the upcoming Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the program. The letter, which was coordinated by international human ...[read more]
July 26, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would make it legal for individuals to open the digital locks on their cellphones. The process, known as unlocking or jailbreaking, is currently illegal, punishable by fines of up to $500,000 and five years in jail for unlocking ...[read more]
July 21, 2014
by JURIST Staff
On July 21, 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty was ratified by the US Senate. Learn more about the history of NATO. ... ...[read more]

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