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Wednesday 31 May 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Nancy Rapoport, dean of the University of Houston Law Center, says that although the convictions of Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling in the Enron corporate fraud trial offer several important lessons, it's not clear that all of them - or any, for that matter - will actually [read more]

Tuesday 30 May 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 government's invocation of the state secrets privilege in a motion to dismiss the case filed late last week contradicts the core idea of [read more]

Thursday 25 May 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian J. Foley of Florida Coastal School of Law says that critical decisions about going to war should be constrained by national and international process that obliges empowering authorities to ask serious questions and requires leaders to demonstrate the necessity of using force... Thought exercise: You're "The [read more]

Friday 19 May 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen of New England School of Law says that the development of US detainee policy at Guantanamo demonstrates what can happen when government lawyers forget that their duty is not to a governmental official or a political party, but rather to their departments and the Constitution [read more]

Tuesday 16 May 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Chandra Lekha Sriram, Chair of Human Rights at the University of East London School of Law (UK), says that the UK government's push to limit the application of the Human Rights Act in matters of public safety is politically dubious and legally unjustifiable... When it was revealed [read more]

Thursday 11 May 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Ron Dudai of the SOAS School of Law at the University of London (UK) says that the dubious US response to 9/11 has given Israel an excuse to engage in its own questionable practices, as reflected by a recent Israeli Supreme Court ruling endorsing the detention of [read more]

Wednesday 10 May 2006

JURIST Guest Columnist Glenn Sulmasy, a professor of law at the US Coast Guard Academy, says it's time for US military commissions to evolve and morph into a national security court appropriate to handle the international jihadist threat... The Global War on Terror has created ambiguities in both the laws [read more]

Friday 5 May 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, a lawyer with the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, says that the Zacarias Moussaoui verdict demonstrates that the best way to promote national security and democracy in the world is by reaffirming America's commitment to a fair legal [read more]

Monday 1 May 2006

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Roberto Iraola, a former prosecutor now with the US Department of the Interior, says that Cuban migrants reaching American shores after fleeing the oppressive regime of Fidel Castro should be given the benefit of the legal doubt when it comes to their eligibility to apply for [read more]

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