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Thursday 21 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis, an Associate Professor of Law at University of Toledo College of Law, says that the recent response by the US to the Spanish torture case outlines the Obama Administration's approach to torture... Recently, the US response to the Spanish prosecutor in the Spanish torture [read more]

Monday 18 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says International justice is beginning to require more accountability from heads of state because of new technologies which are beginning to reveal previously undetected war crimes by impious leaders... The common sense of mankind demands that law shall not [read more]

Monday 18 Apr 2011

JURIST Contributing Editor Liaquat Ali Khan of Washburn University School of Law says that the recent events in the US are a continuation of a Western medieval custom of desecrating the Qur'an... The recent Qur'an burning by Pastor Terry Jones, the author of Islam is of the Devil, is the [read more]

Sunday 17 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Laurie Blank of Emory Law School says the Goldstone "retraction" does not mitigate the report's damaging effects on the law of war. Among the report's flaws, it ignored the element of intent for the war crime of intentionally killing civilians, and it failed to condemn Hamas' endangerment [read more]

Thursday 14 Apr 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Jonathan Hafetz, of Seton Hall Law School says that the failure to close Guantanamo Bay is an unwelcome step in justifying arbitrary detention and torture, and wonders how far indefinite detention and military commissions will sweep.... Two days after his inauguration, President Obama announced that he [read more]

Sunday 10 Apr 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Tamar Cerafici of the Cerafici Law Firm says that the nuclear crisis in Japan highlights the need for an international response with clear, measured leadership from the United States. That leadership is hollow unless the United States adopts a coherent energy policy paying more than a [read more]

Sunday 10 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Keith J. Bybee of Syracuse University says that a mix of political preference and impartial principle may not only be present in our judiciary, but also may be expected by the public.... Although the lawsuits over health care reform will not reach the Supreme Court for many [read more]

Sunday 10 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Richard Edwards of the University of the West of England Bristol Law School says that the United Kingdom faces a constitutional crisis over the disenfranchisement of prisoners, which raises further questions about its relationship with Europe and the Human Rights Act.... Constitutional crises often arise from the [read more]

Thursday 7 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Luke Milligan of the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law says the debate over warrantless GPS surveillance has been distracted by form and hyperbole, and that because this constitutional question is open, judges will take a pragmatic approach... For years the public has debated the Fourth [read more]

Wednesday 6 Apr 2011

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Michael Mintz of My Media Labs says that while it makes perfect sense that copyright owners have been resorting to Twitter take-down notices in order to curb infringement, where secondary liability has been once removed infringement may no longer be an issue.... Can a tweet violate [read more]

Saturday 2 Apr 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Amos N. Guiora of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah says that new guidelines regarding questioning terrorism suspects undermine fundamental constitutional protections... The Obama Administration just issued new guidelines to allow more extended questioning of terrorism suspects - before giving Miranda warnings. [read more]

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