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Monday 29 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Ryan Stoa of Florida International University School of Law discusses the lessons from the Flint, Michigan water crisis ...When I teach Water Resources Law to my students, I often start each semester by juxtaposing two competing conceptualizations: water as a private commodity vs. water as a human [read more]

Wednesday 24 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Meghan J. Ryan of Dedman School of Law, Associate Professor of Law, discusses the evolution and future of the death penalty...Capital punishment in this country has a long and storied history. In the early years, the colonies regularly executed criminal offenders for a variety of crimes, including [read more]

Sunday 21 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Bryan H. Wildenthal of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego discusses the history of Supreme Court vacancies and presidential nominations during presidential election years...Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most provocative judges in American history, was known for his brilliantly argued views on the [read more]

Thursday 18 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnists James G. Hodge, Jr. of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Arizona State University (ASU), John L. Hick of the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Dan Hanfling of the UPMC Center for Health Security and Sarah Wetter of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, [read more]

Wednesday 17 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University discusses President Obama's refusal to make a recess appointment to fill the present vacancy on the US Supreme Court...In refusing to make a recess appointment to fill the present vacancy on the US Supreme [read more]

Wednesday 10 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric A. Johnson of University of Illinois School of Law discusses the recent Criminal Code Improvement Act ... In November 2015, the House Judiciary Committee voted to send "The Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015" [PDF] to the House floor. The bill would, among other things, add [read more]

Tuesday 9 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Percival from University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law discusses what can be learned from the tragedy in Flint, Michigan...Americans who visit China quickly notice one significant difference from travel in the US. Even if they are staying in luxury five-star hotels, they are [read more]

Monday 8 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Kermit Roosevelt of the University of Pennsylvania Law School discusses abortion rights in America ...In 1973, over 40 years ago now, the US Supreme Court entered the abortion fray in Roe v. Wade. Roe offered the nation the court's view of the competing interests in the abortion [read more]

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