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Wednesday 26 Apr 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego says that although reparations for African-American slavery remain an elusive goal due largely to misconceptions about what they might entail, meaningful reparations could in practice come in different forms in different contexts...The reparations movement is grounded [read more]

Monday 24 Apr 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler, an American member of Saddam Hussein's legal defense team and a professor of law at An-Najah National University on the Palestinian West Bank, says that Hussein's trial is unfair and orchestrated by the United States, and that the rule of law has been irreparably [read more]

Thursday 20 Apr 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, a lawyer with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and the author of an amicus brief on Guantanamo detainee appeals recently filed on behalf of legal scholars in the US DC Circuit, says that interpreting the Detainee Treatment [read more]

Monday 17 Apr 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Kathleen Duignan, Executive Director of the National Institute of Military Justice, says that the prosecution and conviction of low-ranking soldiers like US Army dog handler Sergeant Michael J. Smith for abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib should not be allowed to hide or distract from the legal [read more]

Thursday 13 Apr 2006

JURIST Contributing Editor Peter Shane of Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, says that instead of censuring the president, Congress should restrain the foreign excesses of the Bush presidency and restore respect for international law by cutting off funds for any US military adventure in Iran... However great my [read more]

Wednesday 12 Apr 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Branson of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that defense lawyers in recent corporate fraud cases are not seeking to introduce reasonable doubts that might lead a jury to acquit their clients, but in the absence of much direct evidence are rather offering competing [read more]

Monday 10 Apr 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Ron Dudai of the SOAS School of Law at the University of London (UK) says that a recent ruling by Israel's Supreme Court constitutes an important judicial recognition that giving discretion to state security services in fighting terrorism - in Israel, the US, or elsewhere - invites [read more]

Thursday 6 Apr 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Bill Hing of UC Davis School of Law says that immigration legislation now being debated in Congress presents lawmakers with a moral choice, and that in its own economic, social, and national security interests it's time for the United States to do the right thing... If anti-immigrant [read more]

Wednesday 5 Apr 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Shayana Kadidal, one of the lead attorneys on the Center for Constitutional Rights challenge to the NSA domestic surveillance program, says that the Electronic Frontier Foundation's recent suit for damages against telecommunications giant AT&T for its role in facilitating the program has suggestive parallels in two [read more]

Tuesday 4 Apr 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Freiman, one of the attorneys representing Jose Padilla on his habeas petition, says that the concurrence in the US Supreme Court's rejection of Padilla's certiorari petition stands as a warning to the government that when it comes to imprisoning US citizens without charge or trial, [read more]

Tuesday 4 Apr 2006

JURIST Guest Columnists Amy Ross of the University of Georgia Department of Geography and Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK), say that the debate over where to try ex-Liberian president Charles Taylor for crimes against humanity and war crimes [read more]

Monday 3 Apr 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist John Pace, former Secretary of the UN Commission on Human Rights, says that the creation of a new Human Rights Council to replace the Commission could be a major step forward for human rights protection, but the Commission should not painted as a "discredited" institution and [read more]

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