February 1, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates weighs in on the BP Oil Spill Settlement...Nowhere in the annals of American jurisprudence have we seen the courts and litigants make a mess of things as we have—and likely will continue to—in the infamous BP oil spill class... ...[read more]
November 15, 2013
by Neil Devlin
On November 6, 2013, the US Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of legislative prayer. The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in Town of Greece v. Galloway that an opening prayer in a town meeting amounted to the government endorsing Christianity. Therefore, the ...[read more]
November 5, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Samar Warsi, a legal fellow at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, says that courts must closely scrutinize the reach and access the government has to information when crafting Fourth Amendment jurisprudence in the digital age...In a legal system where Fourth ...[read more]
October 29, 2013
by Michael Micsky
JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth Mohamad, New York University School of Law Class of 2016, offers insight surrounding the challenges surrounding recent "anti-foreign law" legislation and the resulting impact on the Muslim-American community...Sharia law, the multifaceted entity that is known as ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
In the four decades since the passage of ERISA, the US Supreme Court has granted certiorari to many cases dealing with the interpretation and application of the law. The Court's jurisprudence guides the District and Circuit courts in understanding how to handle ERISA claims. In the 1983 case ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) praised the High Court of Kenya Tuesday for upholding the asylum right of urban refugees and expressed hope the government of Kenya will now resume legal services. Last week the High Court of Kenya ruled against a government directive to transfer refugees from urban ...[read more]
April 19, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Borchers of the Creighton University School of Law says that the Supreme Court's opinion in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum overlooks recent relevant developments in the conflict of laws and may have unintended effects on future cases...The US Supreme Court's already- ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Anand Agneshwar and Anna Thompson of Arnold & Porter LLP discuss the possible implications of the Supreme Court's decision in Florida v. Harris which is scheduled for argument on October 31, 2012...On October 31, 2012, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in ...[read more]
October 31, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, says that the Supreme Court must alter its Fourth Amendment jurisprudence and adopt a new test to determine when an impermissible "search" has occurred...Paired for argument with another drug-sniffing ...[read more]
August 12, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for Australia's Queensland District Court has, for the first time in Australian jurisprudence, defined the term "conception" as the act of getting pregnant. Judge Leanne Clare defined "conception" Wednesday as "the commencement of the pregnancy, which involves an active process within a ...[read more]

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