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March 2017
14 Mar 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Tasha Russell discusses ethical issues that arise from the death penalty plan in Arizona, which attempts to put the onus on the lawyer's of convicted criminals awaiting the death penalty to provide the drugs to be used in their client's execution...Jjust recently, it has come to light …

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February 2017
20 Feb 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Kathryn L. Tucker Executive Director of End of Life Liberty Project (ELLP) discusses the End of Life Option Act adopted by California... California adopted the End of Life Option Act (EOLOA) in October 2015, establishing statutory permission for aid in dying (AID), the medical practice in which …

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14 Feb 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Evans of Human Rights Watch, discusses ongoing litigation regarding the World Bank's International Finance Corporation's immunity to civil suit ... A few days ago, I had the rare opportunity to watch an arm of the World Bank answer in court for the harm one of its …

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9 Feb 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian T. Hodges of The Pacific Legal Foundation, discusses Murr v. State of Wisconsin and its potential effect on regulatory takings jurisprudence ... The US Supreme Court is set to resolve a critically important question of regulatory takings law this term in the case, Murr v. State …

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6 Feb 2017

JURIST Guest Kübra Berberoğlu, Oxford Human Rights Law Reporter (OxHRLR), discusses how, in the case of B.L. v. Australia, the HRC has made either a careless or a disappointing start in clarifying how it employs the internal relocation alternative and how this might negatively affect refugee protection under the …

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January 2017
10 Jan 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Cooper [bio] discusses the story of Benny King and the criminalization of addiction... Benny King is a gregarious, good-hearted, God-fearing 53-year-old black man from Alabama who shouldn’t be in prison. But he is. Mr. King is serving 14-months at the federal correctional institution in Jesup, …

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7 Jan 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Reid T. Murdoch, Esq., Board member of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, analyzes a major Eighth Circuit ruling prohibiting blanket drug testing of college students...Blanket drug testing of college students is officially unconstitutional, a US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit ruled in December, reversing a …

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6 Jan 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Courtney Bowman [bio], discusses the emerging trend of localized data and how corporations and governments are reacting this emerging technology... The combined forces of globalization and technology have enabled an expansion of international business opportunities the likes of which have never been seen before. It is …

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3 Jan 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist John Terwilleger, of Gunster, discusses the development and regulation of "driverless" vehicles and how federal and state governments are addressing this emerging technology... Self-driving, or “autonomous” vehicles have advanced dramatically in recent years, to the point that they are now tested on public roads every day …

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1 Jan 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane, founding Chief Prosecutor of the international war crimes tribunal in West Africa, discusses the UN's recent action that will allow for independent justice-seeking organizations to hold accountable parties committing international crimes in Syria... On Wednesday 21 December, 105 member states of the United Nations …

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