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Sunday 29 Apr 2012

JURIST Columnist Kevin Johnson, writing a special edition of the column authored by the faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Law, says that despite public concerns over racial profiling, the Supreme Court is focusing on issues of federalism in the case of Arizona v. United States, and [read more]

Thursday 26 Apr 2012

JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that recent decisions by the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq demonstrate the Court's deference to the legislature over legal questions that implicate controversial areas of religious doctrine...Recently, the Federal Supreme Court of Iraq issued two decisions [read more]

Thursday 26 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Harry Gerla of the University of Dayton School of Law says that contrary to Daniel Crane's prediction, the alleged agreement among the e-book publishers may wind up being summarily condemned even if they never agreed on a price or price level...The recent JURIST article by Daniel Crane [read more]

Tuesday 24 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist David Harris of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Arizona's immigration enforcement law, and others modeled after it, have already achieved their true goal of intimidating Latinos into leaving these states...This week, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Arizona v. United [read more]

Monday 23 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Daniel Crane of the University of Michigan Law School says that unless the government can prove that the publishers actually agreed on e-book prices or a formula for price setting, the lawsuit will be more difficult because of a recent Supreme Court ruling...The lionization of the recently [read more]

Monday 23 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Caroline Mala Corbin of the University of Miami School of Law says the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act denies equal access to basic human necessities and relegates same-sex couples to second class status under the pretense of religious freedom...At first glance, the Kansas Preservation of Religious [read more]

Sunday 22 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Mary Ziegler of Saint Louis University School of Law says that a challenge to a Kansas law excluding abortion from comprehensive insurance plans could be an opportunity to rethink the constitutional basis of abortion rights...In the ongoing case of ACLU v. Praeger, a Kansas law prohibiting most [read more]

Saturday 21 Apr 2012

JURIST Contributing Editor David Crane of Syracuse University College of Law says the enactment of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act will be an important practical and symbolic act showing that the US government acknowledges the long slide of the Russian people back into anarchy and lawlessness...Russia has [read more]

Saturday 21 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicole Huberfeld of the University of Kentucky College of Law says that the oral arguments made before the Supreme Court regarding the Medicaid expansion of health care reform evidence a troubling lack of understanding of the Court's prior decisions in this area...Medicaid remains the black sheep of [read more]

Wednesday 18 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Valerie Vollmar of Willamette University College of Law says the Georgia legislature seems to have acted hastily without thinking through the potential consequences of its new assisted suicide law, which differs dramatically from the legislative schemes in states that allow the practice...Most states have statutes that criminalize [read more]

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law says that the president's remarks on judicial review of health care reform may impede Obama from making the Supreme Court an issue in the upcoming presidential election...President Obama's strange swipe at judicial review on April 2 was a serious [read more]

Wednesday 11 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Christopher Slobogin of Vanderbilt University Law School says that a set of new guidelines for the National Counterrorism Center's use of information contains provisions which are troubling from a privacy standpoint, and should be modified to require more congressional oversight...The US Department of Justice (DOJ) recently issued [read more]

Monday 9 Apr 2012

JURIST Columnists Alan Brownstein and Vikram Amar, writing the third installment of the column authored by the faculty of the University of California, Davis School of Law, say that the recent protests at UC Davis provide a teachable moment on the limits of free speech in college protests...An unflinching commitment [read more]

Monday 9 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Valentina Azarov of Al-Quds Bards College, Al-Quds University says that the ICC was wrong to find that it did not have jurisdiction over Palestine, but due to the procedural nature of the decision, there are still avenues open for Palestine in the ICC...On April 3, 2012, the [read more]

Thursday 5 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Craig Jackson of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law says that the criticism of recent comments by President Obama on the role of judicial review in the health care litigation have been unduly harsh...Did I miss something? Joe Scarborough begins my Tuesday morning with a [read more]

Tuesday 3 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Josh Douglas of the University of Kentucky College of Law says that state constitutions are becoming an important source of voting rights in challenges to recent laws requiring specific forms of voter identification...An emerging storyline in this year's election season is the increased implementation of voter ID [read more]

Tuesday 3 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ansgar Ohly of the University of Bayreuth says that two recent decisions by the European Court of Human Rights offer clarity on the boundaries of the right to privacy and the freedom of expression under the European Convention on Human Rights...In two judgments, handed down on the [read more]

Monday 2 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist David Frakt of the Barry University School of Law says that the double standard concerning the killing of US citizens developed as a result of overseas anti-terrorism efforts and is more recently apparent in the domestic "stand your ground" self defense laws...Over the last decade, the US [read more]

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