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JURIST Welcomes Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi as Columnist February 27, 2012

JURIST is proud to welcome Professor Haider Ala Hamoudi as a regular columnist. Professor Hamoudi's column will be featured in JURIST's Forum section on a monthly basis. The addition of Professor Hamoudi expands JURIST's roster of regular columnists to four, joining Professor Charles Jalloh, Edsel Tupaz, and the institutional column presented by the University of California, Davis School of Law. In his initial column, Professor Hamoudi argues that the allegedly irregular criminal proceedings going on against Americans working for NGOs in Egypt and an Iraqi vice president appear ordinary to the members of the criminal justice systems of those countries. [more]

JURIST Announces Unique "Institutional" Column February 16, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA - February 16, 2012 - JURIST is proud to announce that the University of California, Davis School of Law has agreed to become JURIST's first "institutional" columnist. In a unique arrangement, JURIST will publish a new commentary piece from members of the UC Davis School of Law faculty on a monthly basis. Although several professors and students from UC Davis School of Law have been active with JURIST in the past, Vikram Amar, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law, published the first column under this arrangement on February 16, 2012. Dean Amar argues that in striking down California's ban on same-sex marriage, the Ninth Circuit could have ruled that the initiative proponents lacked standing to defend Proposition 8, which may have been a more judicially sound method to invalidate the amendment as opposed to basing the decision on Romer v. Evans. [more]

JURIST Welcomes Professor Charles Jalloh and Edsel Tupaz as Inaugural Columnists January 17, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA - January 17, 2012 - JURIST is proud to welcome Charles Jalloh and Edsel Tupaz as columnists. The addition of Professor Jalloh and Mr. Tupaz represents JURIST's first foray into presenting columns that will appear on regular basis. Columns will appear in JURIST's Commentary section. [more]

JURIST Publishes New Guantanamo Bay Feature January 11, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA - January 11, 2012 - JURIST is proud to announce publication of a new feature section on the US base at Guantanamo Bay. JURIST has been providing unique coverage of Guantanamo Bay since the first detainees arrived at the military detention center on January 11, 2002. JURIST's coverage has included breaking news reports, links to original source materials and commentary from legal professionals, law professors and experts directly involved in the administration of Guantanamo Bay. JURIST's latest feature provides an historical overview of Guantanamo Bay, as well as a retrospective of JURIST coverage, which includes analysis of the issues surrounding detention of enemy combatants as opposed to prisoners of war, allegations of torture at the facility, and attempts to either reform or close the detention center.  [more]

JURIST Publishes New Iraq War Feature December 13, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA - December 13, 2011 - JURIST.org is proud to announce publication of a new feature section devoted to the Iraq War. JURIST has been providing unique coverage of the war for almost a decade, including breaking news reports, links to original source materials and commentary from legal professionals, law professors and experts directly involved in the prosecution of the war. JURIST's latest feature provides a comprehensive overview of the war, as well as a retrospective of JURIST coverage, which includes analysis of the legitimacy of the conflict, the formation of the Iraqi constitution, the trial of Saddam Hussein, and allegations of war crimes and lawsuits. The feature is further enhanced by commentary from several experts, including Haider Ala Hamoudi, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a recognized expert on Iraq and the law of the Middle East, and Kevin Govern, Assistant Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law and a former US Army Judge Advocate, among others.  [more]

JURIST Publishes Health Care Reform Update November 17, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA - November 17, 2011 - JURIST.org has updated and enhanced its feature coverage of health care reform in the US. Coverage now includes reports on the US Supreme Court's recent grant of certiorari in three separate cases challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and the passage in Ohio of a constitutional amendment prohibiting a health insurance coverage mandate.  [more]

JURIST Names Matthew Shames as Executive Director November 01, 2011

Pittsburgh, PA - November 1, 2011 - JURIST Legal News and Research Services, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Shames as Executive Director. In this role, Mr. Shames will oversee JURIST's business and development efforts, including outreach and educational initiatives, fundraising, and corporate management. Mr. Shames will also serve as JURIST's in-house general counsel. [more]

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