March 12, 2015
by Elizabeth Dennis
JURIST Guest Columnist Andrew D. Leipold of the University of Illinois College of Law, discusses the First Circuit's decision not to change venue in the Boston Marathon bombing trial...The claim that a local jury can't be unbiased in a case of this profile is intuitively appealing. Although Boston ...[read more]
October 28, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The 18th Central Committee within the Communist Party of China (CPC) on Tuesday released guidelines on how to improve China's legal system in the upcoming year. The summary, released last week, also stressed that government authorities at all levels should carry out their work on track with the ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Walden v. Fiore the court heard arguments on two questions of venue and jurisdiction. Gina Fiore and Keith Gipson were traveling to Nevada. They were searched in a layover in Atlanta, Georgia, where their money was seized as ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On May 28, 2008, Human Rights First (HRF) released a report stating that terrorism cases should be tried in the US federal criminal court system rather than in military tribunals. HRF argued against the use of military tribunals of because delays and controversies caused by the creation of a new ...[read more]
April 2, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in one new case on Monday. In Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas the court will consider whether its decision in Stewart Organization, Inc. v. Ricoh Corp. changed the standard for enforcement of ...[read more]
March 5, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in one new case on Monday. In Walden v. Fiore the court will consider two questions of venue and jurisdiction. First, the court will look at whether a court can exercise personal jurisdiction for a defendant to facilitate Due Process when the only contact ...[read more]
May 26, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Riley of the University of Virginia School of Law says that a recent district court decision requiring the FDA to begin proceedings to ban the agricultural use of certain antibiotics may be a welcome opportunity to reexamine the regulatory response to the risk of ...[read more]
February 21, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On February 21, 2011, the Bombay High Court upheld the death sentence conviction of Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab. Kasab is the only surviving gunman of terrorist attacks in Mumbai which led to 166 deaths in November 2008. The decision came alongside convictions of two other men held as accomplices ...[read more]
January 6, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act (JVCA) took effect Friday after being signed into law by US President Barack Obama last month. According to the House Judiciary Committee Report, the purpose of the law is to clarify federal jurisdiction statutes to avoid wasting ...[read more]
January 4, 2012
by Zach Zagger
JURIST Guest Columnist Arthur Hellman of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says the Federal Courts Jurisdiction and Venue Clarification Act significantly clarifies the law of federal court jurisdiction and venue but was passed after removing some beneficial but controversial ...[read more]

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