July 2016
6 days ago

JURIST Guest Columnist Mahmudul Hasan of University of Development Alternative discusses how international environmental law can be influenced by indigenous orders...In the realm of international environmental law, we have seen how various conceptions of international law; ideas about sovereignty and human rights come into play and add further dimensions and …

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16 Jul 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Allen Hammond of the Santa Clara Law School discusses a recent net neutrality ruling and what it means for the future of the internet...After three tries before the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has succeeded in applying net neutrality …

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13 Jul 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Kami N. Chavis of Wake Forest University School of Law discusses the recent proposals to add police officers to hate crime statutes... In May, the state of Louisiana enacted a law that would make it hate crime to target police, EMS personnel, and firefighters. In light of …

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13 Jul 2016

JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University discusses Justice Ruth B. Ginsburg's open public opinion concerning Trumps' candidacy for presidency... Since justices during recent years have been increasingly uninhibited about making extrajudicial comments about a wide range of subjects, it was perhaps …

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9 Jul 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal of McKinney School of Law and Alexandria School of Law discusses the significance of Egypt's new cybercrime draft law... On May 10, 2016, the Egyptian House of Representatives began to consider a new 33-article cybercrime draft law[In Arabic] where a number of government officials, including …

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June 2016
29 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker, former Professor at the American University of Paris discusses the possible legal consequences of the UK's decision to exit the EU... As a historian, I fear Brexit could be the beginning of the destruction not only of the EU but also of Western political civilization …

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29 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Henry of Montclair State University discusses the recent additions to Louisiana's hate crime legislation...Last month, Louisiana passed a "Blue Lives Matter" amendment to its hate crime statute. Under the newly-amended law, it is now a hate crime in Louisiana to target someone's "person or property" for …

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20 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist James B. Jacobs of New York University School of Law discusses the recent changes to hate crimes in Louisiana... Federal and state hate crime laws enhance criminal punishment for offenders motivated by certain widely condemned biases, the kinds of biases that are the target of laws prohibiting …

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13 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist B. Jessie Hill of Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Judge Ben C. Green Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, discusses the newest Supreme Court abortion rights case...Only a few weeks remain in this Supreme Court term, and Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt …

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May 2016
16 May 2016

JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey F. Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law continues the discussion on the legality of waterboarding...This article is written in response to certain scholars that published their views in a recent JURIST article concerning my views on "waterboarding," also published in JURIST. Anticipating the opprobrium …

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