September 11, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google of violating a federal wiretap law while collecting data for its Street View program. The case arose after Google acknowledged that its Street View vehicles had been collecting and storing ...[read more]
October 1, 2012
by Michael Kalis
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law argues that the US government's refusal to prosecute those responsible for torture is a hypocritical policy that violates both domestic and international law...During the Bush administration, untold numbers of men were ...[read more]
April 23, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 23, 2010, US Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the House Appropriations subcommittee that he was willing to release as much information as possible about interrogation techniques used on Guantanamo Bay detainees and defended the decision from accusations of political ...[read more]
December 14, 2011
by Meagan McElroy
On December 14, 2010, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) filed a joint expert opinion urging a Spanish court to investigate former Bush administration officials for alleged violations of the Geneva Conventions. The joint ...[read more]
April 10, 2011
by John Grant
JURIST Guest Columnist Keith J. Bybee of Syracuse University says that a mix of political preference and impartial principle may not only be present in our judiciary, but also may be expected by the public.... Although the lawsuits over health care reform will not reach the Supreme Court for many ...[read more]
February 19, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 19, 2010, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) overruled the findings of a report concluding that two lawyers in the administration of President George W. Bush committed professional misconduct when they wrote memos authorizing the use of certain interrogation techniques that critics ...[read more]
January 28, 2011
by John Paul Putney
Spanish judge Eloy Velasco on Friday set a March 1 deadline for the US government to indicate whether Guantanamo abuse allegations will be investigated by US lawyers before deciding whether to allow a controversial lawsuit against former Bush administration officials to move forward. The lawsuit, ...[read more]
October 18, 2010
by Ingrid Burke
JURIST Guest Columnist Keith J. Bybee of Syracuse University says in order for both state and federal judges to retain legitimacy, it is not enough for them to merely avoid actual improprieties; they must also visibly appear to play the role of impartial arbiter to sustain public support... ...[read more]
July 16, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
Former head of the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) and federal judge Jay Bybee denied approving a number of interrogation techniques used by the CIA, according to testimony released Thursday by the US House Judiciary Committee. Bybee was questioned by the committee in May in a closed-door hearing ...[read more]
June 28, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Keith Bybee of Syracuse University says that regardless of other issues that may arise, the confirmation hearings of Elena Kagan, like those of other recent Supreme Court nominees, will be dominated by the tension between images of judicial impartiality and political ...[read more]

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