April 2016
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JURIST Guest Columnist Joyce Lee Malcolm of the George Mason School of Law discusses judicial precedent for Second Amendment rights...The decision of Connecticut judge Barbara Bellis to ignore federal law by permitting gun manufacturers to be sued for criminal use of a gun is part of a disturbing pattern. The …

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23 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Colomnist Jordan J. Paust the Mike & Teresa Baker Professor at the Law Center at the University of Houston discusses how waterboarding is a form of torture... Professor Jeffrey Addicott has made false statements about Bush/Cheney interrogation tactics in a recent commentary piece . Among them are the …

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23 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Lisa C. Ikemoto of University of California-Davis School of Law discusses the latest ACA challenge to appear in front of the US Supreme Court...The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell on March 23, 2016, six years to the day the Affordable Care Act …

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13 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremiah A. Ho of the University of Massachusetts School of Law, discusses the recent anti-LGBTQ legislations in several conservative states and suggests that marriage equality is not enough to protect the LGBTQ minority group... If it had not been clear enough since last spring's brief controversy over …

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12 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Valentina Azarova of Birzeit University Institute of Law discusses how the UK Note is a reminder that greater clarity is needed in the context of the use of boycotts as a means of international law enforcement... On February 17, 2016, after much anticipation, the UK Crown Commercial …

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11 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law discusses the ICTY's acquittal of Vojislav Šešelj and the serious set-back it could represent for the development of international criminal law ... On March 31, 2016, in a resounding victory for the culture of …

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11 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Dwight Newman of the University of Saskatchewan discusses what is happening with recent leave decisions related to Indigenous rights and Canadian energy regulation.... The Supreme Court of Canada's decision to grant leave to appeal in the Clyde River case means that it will hear an appeal from …

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10 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Kaimipono Wenger of Thomas Jefferson School of Law, discusses the rise of anti-LGBT bills in a number of conservative states and opposite reactions to these bills and the fundamental question: do LGBT rights create burdens on religion, from which churches and their members should be protected...The past …

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4 Apr 2016

JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey F. Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law discusses the assertion that waterboarding is torture...With the 2016 campaign for president heating up, many old issues are being revisited to include the false contention that "waterboarding" is torture. While some may claim, for example, that …

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March 2016
29 Mar 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Jocelyn Simonson of Brooklyn Law School discusses the consent decree between Ferguson, Missouri, and the Department of Justice...Last week, the City of Ferguson, Missouri, entered into a consent decree [PDF] with the Department of Justice (DOJ) under which it has agreed to overhaul its Police Department practices …

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