December 2016
2 days ago

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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November 2016
6 days ago

JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Leonard Cutler and Shelby Davis of Siena College discuss the failed attempts by President Obama to close the Guantanamo prison As Barack Obama's presidency comes to a close, the fate of Guantanamo prison remains unclear. Despite achieving measurable success in reducing the number of detainees held …

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28 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Professor John B. Quigley of the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law argues that international changes to approaching and monitoring Iran's nuclear program have made recent congressional action unnecessary... The Iran Sanctions Extension Act was adopted by the US House of Representatives on November 15, and …

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26 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Markus Rauschecker of University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law discusses the effects of a new Chinese cybersecurity law and the need for response by the US Congress...China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress recently adopted [Chinese] a new comprehensive cybersecurity law. Throughout its …

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21 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Sara Rankin of Seattle University School of Law discusses the effects of criminalizing homelessness in the US...As a lawyer, I am particularly interested in how we take our impulses and fears and codify them into our laws and policies — laws and policies that serve to make …

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17 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist John H. Blume of Cornell Law School discusses the current state of the death penalty in the United States...On November 8th, voters in three states endorsed "pro-death penalty" measures. In Nebraska, an initiative asking voters to reinstate capital punishment following a 2015 legislative death penalty repeal (over …

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15 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law discusses reform of the electoral college system...Hillary Rodham Clinton's victory over Donald J. Trump in the popular vote this presidential election has revived perennial proposals for the abolition or reform of the Electoral College. Although there are …

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October 2016
15 Oct 2016

JURIST contributing editor Allen Rostron of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law discusses new gun laws enacted in Missouri and proposed in Pennsylvania and how they reflect an insatiable appetite for enacting pro-gun legislation even when gun rights are well secured under existing laws... While gun control remains a bitterly divisive issue, …

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10 Oct 2016

JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross of the Cumberland School of Law discusses the implications that the choice to vote for either presidential candidate in this upcoming election will have in the Supreme Court... Since this year's presidential election is likely to tip the ideological balance of the US Supreme …

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2 Oct 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael T. Morley of Barry University School of Law discusses the recent Newby case in regard to the necessity of proof-of-citizenship required by Alabama, Georgia and Kansas ... Citizenship, a time-honored concept that traces back to the world's earliest republics, is generally accepted as a legitimate requirement …

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