January 2017
4 days ago

JURIST Guest Columnist Angela B. Cornell of Cornell Law School discusses the implications that a recent case in Kentucky will have on labor relations and labor rights...Departing from decades of labor and industrial relations practice in the U.S. and rejecting the firmly grounded understanding of the language of the National …

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5 Jan 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor B. Flatt of Universtiy of North Carolina School of Law discusses the recent withdrawal of arctic lands from drilling by President Obama...On Dec. 20, 2016, President Obama withdrew all of the northern Atlantic Ocean and most of the Arctic Ocean under federal jurisdiction from oil exploration …

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December 2016
31 Dec 2016

JURIST contributing editor Allen Rostron of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law discusses recent developments in lawsuits seeking to impose tort liability for negligent sale of firearms. While gun dealers continue to face a substantial risk of liability for negligence, gun manufacturers enjoy a higher degree of immunity... …

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30 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Hugh D. Spitzer of the University of Washington School of Law discusses US Supreme Court decisions which could derail the anticipated efforts by president-elect Trump to punish so-called "sanctuary cities" ... During the recent election campaign, candidate Donald Trump threatened to curtail federal funding for "sanctuary cities" …

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29 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Catá Backer, of Pennsylvania State University discusses consequences of President elect Trump's rejection of the TTP ... The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and its European twin, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), mean to provide a basis for the organization and management of global trade …

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23 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Jean-Marie Kamatali of Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law discusses the benefits of investigating French officials' role in the Rwanda Genocide...On November 29th the Prosecutor General of Rwanda released a statement announcing the start of a formal criminal investigation of 20 French government agents/officials in the …

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5 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Karen Czapanskiy of the University of Maryland Francis King Cary School of Law discusses the road not taken in the recent Supreme Court case on in-school service dogs for special needs children... In Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools argued before the Supreme Court on October 31, 2016, …

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3 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Brown Keyder, the State University of New York at Binghamton, discusses IP laws in the US and EU... If any legal concepts may be said to characterize our age, intellectual property (IP) and secrecy would be likely candidates. In theory, these are polar opposites—representing disclosure (for …

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2 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier of CUNY School of Law discusses the death penalty and the 2016 election...Commentators will be debating the causes and impact of the outcome of the November 8, 2016 US presidential election for a long time. But other ballot issues also revealed, to some extent, …

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November 2016
30 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane of Syracuse University College of Law discusses the need for the International Crimes Court to utilize politics to ensure its future...Several years ago, I gave a speech where I stated that prosecutor who does not consider politics and diplomacy in their prosecutorial decision-making is …

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