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Friday 31 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Douglas Branson of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that the trend of hiring independent corporate investigators and monitors, as exemplified by the most recent investigation into The Pennsylvania State University, has become overly expensive and fails to bring about greater accountability...I take no position [read more]

Thursday 30 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Lawrence Frolik of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Pennsylvania's new voter identification law is an unconstitutional violation of citizens' fundamental right to vote, and that the disenfranchisement of voters is not justified by the relatively few instances of voter fraud that the law [read more]

Thursday 23 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Seth Barrett Tillman of the National University of Ireland Maynooth Department of Law argues that if the US Constitution is ambiguous regarding whether it is possible to serve both as a congressman and vice president, then Paul Ryan should not be withheld from holding both positions, if [read more]

Friday 17 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Ashley Savage of Northumbria Law School (UK) says that taking action to prevent unauthorized disclosures is justified, but legislation seeking to deter leaks should differentiate between types of leaks so as not to silence potential whistleblowers...The US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal [read more]

Thursday 16 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Carolina Núñez of the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School says that recent judicial and executive pronouncements highlight the role and importance of discretion in immigration law...June was a big month for immigration-related news. The US Supreme Court's decision in Arizona v. US [PDF] reasserted [read more]

Monday 13 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert C. Blitt of the University of Tennessee Knoxville College of Law argues that legislation recently introduced in Tunisia proposing to criminalize blasphemy underscores a pattern in predominantly Muslim countries that the US and other countries should contest in an effort to protect international human rights norms...The [read more]

Monday 6 Aug 2012

JURIST Columnist Haider Ala Hamoudi of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law says that Iraq must reform portions of its commercial legal structure if it hopes to foster a sustainable oil industry...Recent events seem to demonstrate that Iraq may well provide a signature lesson on the dangers of acting [read more]

Thursday 2 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Kagel of the University of Georgia School of Law says that the case of Warren Lee Hill, Jr. highlights that when the justice system allows the option of taking a person's life, as in Georgia, it can end up undermining its own goals...Activists in the growing [read more]

Thursday 2 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Neil Buchanan of the George Washington University Law School says that, of the broad lessons to be learned from the Supreme Court's ACA decision, the most important is how quickly and effectively a fringe legal position can turn mainstream and even change settled law...As we now know, [read more]

Wednesday 1 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Julie Nice of the University of San Francisco School of Law says that concerns about federalism principles should lead the Supreme Court to review current litigation surrounding the Defense of Marriage Act, and to hold that the Act is unconstitutional...In the endlessly theatrical battle over the constitutionality [read more]

Wednesday 1 Aug 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Virginia Brown Keyder of the State University of New York at Binghamton and Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey, says that traditional olive oil producers have lately turned toward advocating for a more strict regulator regime as global competition increases...By now, it is likely that the bottles of [read more]

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