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by David M. Crane

JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane, Syracuse University College of Law, discusses the necessity of use of force in the Syrian conflict... The cornerstone to the UN paradigm is to settle disputes peacefully, using force only as a last resort. Yet, restoring international peace and security sometimes requires a hardened …

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by Christopher Lasch

JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher N. Lasch of the University of Denver discusses Attorney General Sessions' position on sanctuary cities ... As JURIST previously reported, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has threatened to cut Department of Justice funding to so-called "sanctuary" cities. The Attorney General's comments during the White House press briefing …

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by Kip Wainscott

Guest Columnist Kip Wainscott, Head of Legal & External Relations at CrowdJustice, discusses the fight against gerrymandering, and the value of digital organizing tools to empower movements and make them more accessible... Across the country, lawyers and voting rights advocates are bringing fresh vigor to the fight against unjust election …

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by Monte Mills

JURIST Guest Columnist Professor Monte Mills of the University of Montana's Alexander Blewett III School of Law discusses the Dakota Accesss and Keystone XL's joint impact on tribal treaty rights ... On March 23, Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, determined that …

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by James M. Grijalva

JURIST Guest Columnist James M. Grijalva discusses the recent controversy concerning the Dakota Access Pipeline...As spring emerged on the northern plains in late March, news broke of unrelated but congenerous developments in the long running sagas of two oil pipelines proposed for the Midwestern United States. The Energy Transfer partnership …

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by Ali Khan

JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Khan discusses the potential deportation of the 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the US, and international documents' and treaties' prohibition on state actions like deportation...Threats of deportations are evolving into a global phenomenon as nativism, racism, and xenophobia sweep the world. All over the world, …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Andreas Kuersten discusses the flawed reasoning of recent legislation that allows Internet Service Providers to sell customers' personal information without their consent ... Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai and Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Maureen Ohlhausen begin their recent op-ed (a …

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by William G. Ross

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law discusses the constitutional legacy of the First World War... American entry into the First World War one hundred years ago, on April 6, 1917, generated significant constitutional changes that resonate a century later. The war enormously expanded …

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by Bettina Nemeth

JURIST Guest Columnist Bettina Nemeth, a partner in LexMetis, discusses Hungary's approach to the refugee crisis. . . In June of 2015, the Secretary of Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér, filed a legislative bill in the Hungarian Parliament to overhaul the country's asylum proceedings and to restructure the border police force. …

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by Jason Luckasevic

JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Luckasevic of Goldberg, Percy & White discusses his firsthand account of the fight with the National Football League (NFL) regarding the neurocognitive disease, CTE ... Like so many other young boys, I dreamt that someday I would become a professional athlete. I would watch the games …

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by William Berry

JURIST Guest Columnist William W. Berry III of the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses the constitutional questions and unclear future of the death penalty ... The State of Mississippi legislature has recently passed a bill to amend its death penalty statute to provide for additional alternative methods …

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by Erika Wilson

JURIST Guest Columnist Erika Wilson of University of North Carolina School of Law, discusses the potential perils of Kentucky's new charter school law ... On March 21, 2017, Kentucky governor Matt Bevin signed into law House Bill ("HB") 520, a bill that will allow charters schools to operate in Kentucky …

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by Valena Beety

JURIST Guest Columnist Valena Beety of West Virginia University College of Law, discusses the impending Arkansas execution of eight people in ten days ... The state of Arkansas plans to execute eight people across ten days this April. Arkansas will attempt to execute two people per day on four …

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by Fahira Brodlija

JURIST Guest Columnist Fahira Brodlija, an LLM student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, discusses the recent ICJ response to Bosnia and Herzegovina's request for a revised judgment from its 2007 lawsuit against Serbia regarding the application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime …

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by Chance Meyer

Sleight of Hand in Florida's New Death Penalty: Requiring, But Not Requiring, Jury Unanimity JURIST Guest Columnist Chance Meyer of Shepard Broad College of Law,NOVA Southeastern University, discusses the Florida Supreme Court's recent death penalty decision in Hurst and its implications ... Dai Vernon knew how to spot a cardsharp. …

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by Marjorie Cohn

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn, Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses the constitutional violations resulting from the executive order banning nationals from six Muslim-majority countries...After a federal district court judge and a unanimous three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Donald …

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by Tasha Russell

JURIST Guest Columnist Tasha Russell discusses ethical issues that arise from the death penalty plan in Arizona, which attempts to put the onus on the lawyer's of convicted criminals awaiting the death penalty to provide the drugs to be used in their client's execution...Jjust recently, it has come to light …

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by Jonathan Hafetz

JURIST Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz of Seton Hall University School of Law discusses President Trump's travel order revision...In effort to stave off legal challenges to his initial Executive Order (EO) banning travel by nationals of seven predominantly Muslim-majority countries, President Donald J. Trump issued a revised EO that addresses several …

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by Benjamin G. Davis

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the International Criminal Court's looking into investigating Americans for criminal prosecution for torture of prisoners in Afghanistan...As has been recently reported in the news, the International Criminal Court is looking into investigating Americans for criminal prosecution …

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by Laurie Blank

JURIST Guest Columnist Laurie Blank, Emory Law School, discusses the recent airstrikes against al Qaeda targets in Yemen, and how self-defense raises questions in US response against al Qaeda... Last week's sustained campaign of airstrikes against al Qaeda targets in Yemen brought the conflict with al Qaeda to the forefront …

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by Josephine R. Potuto

JURIST Guest Columnist Josephine R. Potuto discusses some of the controversies facing collegiate athletes today...Are college athletes employees? Are college athletes entitled to be paid for competing on college teams? Should college athletes be able to market their names and likenesses? Should college athletes share in profits made when their …

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by Ali Khan

JURIST Guest Columnist Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law discusses the recent executive order banning individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries, and the effects of US Customs and Border Protection officials' perpetuation of harassment at US airports... Ever since President Trump signed an executive order banning individuals from seven …

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by Valentina Azarova

JURIST Guest Columnist Valentina Azarova of the Centre for Global Public Law of Koç University, Istanbul, discusses the implications of Security Council Resolution 2334 on the Israel-Palestine conflict...The US decision not to veto Security Council Resolution 2334 (SCR 2334 or "the Resolution"), adopted on December 23, 2016, as the last …

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by Benjamin G. Davis

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses President Trump's affection for torture... President Trump likes torture. He has said that Secretary of Defense Mattis convinced him not to use it and he would defer to Mattis. CIA Director Pompeo in his written responses …

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by Benjamin G. Davis

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the use of fear as a mechanism for social control... Fear is deployed in the United States as a means of social control. The ICE raids are one kind of way of making people fear by …

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by Kathryn L. Tucker

JURIST Guest Columnist Kathryn L. Tucker Executive Director of End of Life Liberty Project (ELLP) discusses the End of Life Option Act adopted by California... California adopted the End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) in October 2015, establishing statutory permission for aid in dying (AID), the medical practice in which …

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by James G. Hodge

JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge, Jr., Sarah Arnold and Sarah Wetter of The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, discuss premier takeaways from the recent amendments to the Federal Policy for the Protection of Human Subjects (aka the "Common Rule")...On January 19, 2017, the Office for …

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by Victor Williams

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Williams discusses separation of powers between the Executive and Judicial branches, and how this relates to the travel restrictions imposed by Donald Trump... Among President Donald Trump's fundamental constitutional duties are implementing war strategy as Commander-in-Chief and developing security-related foreign policy as Chief Executive. The president …

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by Yvonne Lindgren

JURIST Guest Columnist, Yvonne Lindgren, of Indiana Tech law School discusses the implications of the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017" and how it will affect poor women and women of color...On January 24, 2017 the US House of Representatives passed the, No …

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by Jessica Evans

JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Evans of Human Rights Watch, discusses ongoing litigation regarding the World Bank's International Finance Corporation's immunity to civil suit ... A few days ago, I had the rare opportunity to watch an arm of the World Bank answer in court for the harm one of its …

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by Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile

JURIST Guest Columnist Uche Ewelukwa Ofodile of the University of Arkansas School of Law discusses the implications of massive agribusiness mergers in relation to eradicating world hunger ...Cross-border and multijurisdictional mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, and strategic alliances are all the rage today. For instance, on April 12, 2017, …

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by Karla McKanders

JURIST Guest Columnist Karla McKanders of the University of Tennessee College of Law Immigration Clinic discusses the immigration and constitutional questions surrounding Executive Order 13769 ...Since Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13769, titled "Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States," on January 27, 2017, approximately 60 …

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by Brian T. Hodges

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian T. Hodges of The Pacific Legal Foundation, discusses Murr v. State of Wisconsin and its potential effect on regulatory takings jurisprudence ... The US Supreme Court is set to resolve a critically important question of regulatory takings law this term in the case, Murr v. State …

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by Margaret Hu

JURIST Guest Columnist Margaret Hu of Washington and Lee University School of Law, discusses President Trump's break from post-WWII precedent on refugee policy ...As "leader of the free world," every post-World War II US President has expressed some form of public support for refugees through speeches and White House statements. …

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by Kübra Berberoğlu

JURIST Guest Kübra Berberoğlu, Oxford Human Rights Law Reporter (OxHRLR), discusses how, in the case of B.L. v. Australia, the HRC has made either a careless or a disappointing start in clarifying how it employs the internal relocation alternative and how this might negatively affect refugee protection under the …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Fahira Brodlija of The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LLM Class of 2017, discusses the implications of revising a lawsuit between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia...According to the former prosecutor of The Hague International Criminal Court (ICC), Geoffrey Nice, there is new evidence based on which …

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by Marjorie Cohn

JURIST Contributing Editor, Professor Emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and author Marjorie Cohn discusses the constitutional violations resulting from the executive order banning nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries ... On January 27, 2017, President Trump made good on his campaign promise to institute a ban on Muslims entering …

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by David M. Crane

JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane of the Syracuse University College of Law discusses some alarming similarities between the early days of the Trump administration and the rise to power of Adolf Hitler... How did a great country with a strong and respected place in the world, a center for …

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by Doris Toyou

JURIST Guest Columnist Doris Toyou of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses treaty translation issues in the nation of Cameroon... The 2016 unrest in the Republic of Cameroon ("Cameroon") started when a group of Anglophone lawyers demanded an official English translation of a treaty ratified since 1996. While …

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by William G. Ross

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law discusses the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch... Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, deserves full and fair consideration by Senate Democrats, even though those who are embittered by the refusal of Senate …

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by William G. Ross

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University discusses the role of the Senate in the confirmation of executive nominees under the new administration... Controversies involving many of the persons nominated by President Trump to lead major executive agencies provide an important reminder …

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by I. Nelson Rose

JURIST Guest Columnist I. Nelson Rose of Whittier Law School discusses a recent Supreme Court opinion concerning sports betting in the United States...In a surprise move, the US Supreme Court blew a little life into the dying embers of state-authorized sports betting. New Jersey has been trying unsuccessfully for years …

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by Benjamin G. Davis

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses the recent turmoil over the changes in the Trump administration... With the recent turmoil of the Monday Night Massacre (firing of the Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and the firing of the Acting ICE Director Daniel …

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by Joyce Lee Malcolm

JURIST Guest Columnist Joyce Lee Malcolm of George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School discusses the impact that a recent court opinion will have on Chicago residents and their Second Amendment rights...This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof...shall be the supreme …

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by James Hodge

JURIST Guest Columnist James G. Hodge, Jr. of The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, discusses forthcoming "repeal and replace" strategies regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and how replacements for its provisions must focus on assuring equitable access to quality care... On his first day in …

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