June 2016
6 days ago

JURIST Guest Columnist James B. Jacobs of New York University School of Law discusses the recent changes to hate crimes in Louisiana... Federal and state hate crime laws enhance criminal punishment for offenders motivated by certain widely condemned biases, the kinds of biases that are the target of laws prohibiting …

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13 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist B. Jessie Hill of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, discusses the newest Supreme Court abortion rights case...Only a few weeks remain in this Supreme Court term, and Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt …

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May 2016
16 May 2016

JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey F. Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law continues the discussion on the legality of waterboarding...This article is written in response to certain scholars that published their views in a recent JURIST article concerning my views on "waterboarding," also published in JURIST. Anticipating the opprobrium …

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April 2016
29 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Joyce Lee Malcolm of the George Mason School of Law discusses judicial precedent for Second Amendment rights...The decision of Connecticut judge Barbara Bellis to ignore federal law by permitting gun manufacturers to be sued for criminal use of a gun is part of a disturbing pattern. The …

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29 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Joaquin G. Avila, a voting rights attorney, discusses the Supreme Court decision regarding voter populations...Evenwel v Abbott was correctly decided. The Court basically held that states are not required to use eligible voter population data to create election districts that are equally populated. Based upon constitutional history, …

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25 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Johnson of the Fordham University School of Law discusses the recent suit filed by the families of the Newtown victims...Some of the families who survived the horror of the Newtown, Connecticut, shooting are suing the manufacturer and distributors of the Armalite Rifle Model 15, or "AR-15" …

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23 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Colomnist Jordan J. Paust, the Mike & Teresa Baker Professor at the Law Center at the University of Houston, discusses how waterboarding is a form of torture...Professor Jeffrey Addicott has made false statements about Bush/Cheney interrogation tactics in a recent commentary piece . Among them are the manifestly …

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23 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael T. Morley, assistant professor at Barry University School of Law, discusses the recent Supreme Court decision regarding voting districts...The Supreme Court's recent ruling in Evenwel v. Abbott [PDF] lies at the potentially explosive intersection of voting rights and illegal immigration. In a virtually inevitable yet surprisingly …

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23 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Lisa C. Ikemoto of University of California-Davis School of Law discusses the latest ACA challenge to appear in front of the US Supreme Court...The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell on March 23, 2016, six years to the day the Affordable Care Act …

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13 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremiah A. Ho of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, discusses the recent anti-LGBTQ legislations in several conservative states and suggests that marriage equality is not enough to protect the LGBTQ minority group... If it had not been clear enough since last spring's brief controversy over …

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