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Thursday 29 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Gey of Florida State University College of Law says that the most important aspect of US District Judge John E. Jones III's Kitzmiller ruling on the teaching of "intelligent design" is not its constitutional analysis, but its meticulous demonstration that ID is sham science ... Last [read more]

Tuesday 27 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Austin Sarat, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, says that California Arnold Schwarzenegger's ruling denying clemency in ths case of Crips gang co-founder Stanley "Tookie" Williams disregarded the constitutional foundations of clemency practice... By denying clemency to Stanley "Tookie" Williams Arnold [read more]

Friday 23 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that contrary to assertions by President Bush and the US Department of Justice, post-9/11 Congressional legislation on the use of military force against terrorists does not authorize domestic spying...George W. Bush and US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales [read more]

Thursday 22 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Kelly of Creighton University School of Law says that the International Court of Justice ruling in Congo v. Uganda is a victory for sovereignty doctrine coming just as recent reversals for involuntary sovereignty waiver theory point towards revitalization of the classic legal doctrine governing the law [read more]

Tuesday 20 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Michael Scharf, Director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, says White House support of the McCain Amendment signals to the world that the US will no longer condone the use of torture in the "global war on [read more]

Thursday 15 Dec 2005

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Wendy J. Keefer, former senior counsel and chief of staff in the US Department of Justice Office of Legal Policy and now with Bancroft Associates in Washington DC, says that the US Senate should join the House in quickly approving reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act [read more]

Tuesday 13 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK) currently visiting at the University of Maryland School of Law, says that tensions between Europe and the US over American rendition policy and practice reveal a disturbing cultural chasm over [read more]

Monday 12 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that repeated protestations from President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other US administration officials that "we do not torture" miss the point that the US has by any meaningful standard engaged in illegal cruel, inhuman [read more]

Friday 9 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland School of Law says that US Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito has some serious explaining to do over positions on civil rights issues he took as a young and ambitious lawyer in the Reagan administration... When the draft records of [read more]

Thursday 8 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Donna Arzt, Director of the Center for Global Law and Practice at Syracuse University College of Law, says that when the incoming president of Liberia takes office in January she should ask Nigeria to extradite former Liberian president Charles Taylor - indicted for war crimes by the [read more]

Tuesday 6 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Ed Richards, Director of the Program in Law, Science, and Public Health at the Louisiana State University Law Center, says that President Bush's bird flu plan raises a number of legal issues even apart from the question of whether it's the right policy response to the threat [read more]

Saturday 3 Dec 2005

JURIST Guest Columnist Tom Mayo, professor of law at Dedman School of Law, Southern Methodist University, and Director of the Cary M. Maguire Center for Ethics and Public Responsibility, says that the Terri Schiavo case earlier this year changed the ground-rules for medical decision-making on behalf of others... As most [read more]

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