November 25, 2014
by Jacqueline Jones
An official for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) on Tuesday stated that human rights activists in Burundi have been the subjects of threats and defamation for their current role within the state. According to Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights ...[read more]
January 6, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Williams of The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law argues that the recent legal challenge to President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board is a political question that should not be determined by the court but instead ...[read more]
February 20, 2013
by Elizabeth Imbarlina
JURIST Guest Columnist Miano Maina, an LL.M. candidate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, argues that the High Court of Kenya exceeded its jurisdiction when adjudicating an integrity suit against International Criminal Court indictees Uhuru Kenyatta and William ...[read more]
December 15, 2012
by John Paul Regan
JURIST Guest Columnist Paul Sherman of the Institute for Justice argues that the Citizens United decision was not as influential in this November's election as opponents of the ruling feared...Should the government be allowed to ban peaceful political advocacy? Most Americans, upon hearing this ...[read more]
November 7, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
Puerto Rican voters elected to become the fifty-first US state in a non-binding referendum on Tuesday. The referendum was presented in a two-question format. Nearly 54 percent of Puerto Rican voters wanted to change the island territory's relationship with the US, and a resounding 61 percent of ...[read more]
March 27, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Monday in MBZ v. Clinton that a citizen's ability to list Israel as a place of birth on a passport is not a political question, but remanded the case for a ruling specifically on the issue. The US State Department argued that this question was political because it ...[read more]
February 8, 2012
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, says the ICC should constantly adhere to a policy of prudent advocacy, since interfering in "low-level" situations would cause a multitude of legal, political and financial ...[read more]
February 8, 2012
by Katherine Getty
A judge in Milan ruled Tuesday that former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will stand trial for publicly releasing a secret wiretap in 2005. The prosecution alleges that Berlusconi published the transcript of a tapped phone conversation in Il Giornale, a national newspaper owned by his ...[read more]
November 7, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In MBZ v. Clinton, the court heard arguments on whether the political question doctrine deprives a federal court of jurisdiction to enforce a federal statute that explicitly directs the secretary of state how to record the birthplace ...[read more]
July 22, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
A proposed Saudi Arabian counterterrorism law would allow authorities to prosecute anti-government protestors, Amnesty International (AI) announced Friday. AI revealed that the Draft Penal Law for Terrorism Crimes and Financing of Terrorism seeks to punish those who "question the integrity of the ...[read more]

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