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Monday 30 Apr 2007

JURIST Special Guest Columnist and former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser says that the trial of Australian Guantanamo detainee David Hicks before a US military commission has demonstrated the disturbing willingness of two allegedly democratic governments to abandon the rule of law for an expedient and evil purpose... President Bush [read more]

Wednesday 25 Apr 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Garnett of the University of Chicago Law School says that alleging that the Catholic judges in the majority in the Carhart partial birth abortion case failed to respect a fundamental difference between religious belief and morality misses the point that for a judge to credit the [read more]

Sunday 15 Apr 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law, recently returned from his native Pakistan, shares the story of his personal involvement in some of the circumstances leading up to the March 9 suspension of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry... On March 9, 2007, I was visiting with [read more]

Wednesday 11 Apr 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that amidst the political furor over the role of US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in the firings of US Attorneys we should also remember his involvement in the development of US policy denying Geneva Conventions protection to [read more]

Monday 9 Apr 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Victor Hansen of New England School of Law says that the overbearing terms imposed on Australian Guantanamo detainee David Hicks in his recent military commission plea agreement are the product of an overly and unfairly coercive system and have further undermined America's moral authority in rule of [read more]

Tuesday 3 Apr 2007

JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, president of the National Lawyers Guild, says that the Supreme Court's failure to marshall enough votes to review the habeas-stripping provisions of the Military Commissions Act at this stage shows that the court cannot be relied upon to consistently [read more]

Monday 2 Apr 2007

JURIST Guest Columnist Moeen Cheema, professor of Law & Policy at the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Lahore, Pakistan, says that following the removal of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry concrete constitutional reforms are needed to guarantee the independence of the Pakistani judiciary ... The protest movement spontaneously initiated [read more]

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