November 2016
5 days ago

JURIST Guest Columnist Roger Byron, Esq. Senior Counsel for First Liberty Institute discusses how Felix v. City of Bloomfield illustrates inherent flaws in the Lemon v. Kurtzman Establishment Clause test ... The late Justice Antonin Scalia once described the infamous Lemon v. Kurtzman test for analyzing Establishment Clause matters as …

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25 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Don Resnikoff of Counsel to Rubin PLLC discusses the need for injunctive relief in the ATM anti-trust case ... JURIST previously reported that the US Supreme Court published an order stating that it would no longer hear the appeal in two antitrust suits by ATM operators and …

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22 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Jody H. Lehrer, of Northeastern Institute of Cannabis , discusses the national movement towards the legalization of cannabis...With increasing frequency states are enacting laws, either through legislators or through voter initiatives, that are chipping away at long standing prohibitionary policies against cannabis possession that still exist …

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3 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Anne Herzberg of NGO Monitor reviews the recent article, "Unsettled: A Global Study of Settlements in Occupied Territory"...Article 49(6) of the Fourth Geneva Convention is the most cited legal provision invoked by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the UN and quasi-judicial bodies to declare illegal Israeli settlements in the …

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2 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Tom Rodgers, a Washington, DC-based lawyer engaged in Native American economic and social empowerment advocacy, discusses the equal access challenges faced by Native American voters in the West in light of the resurgent voting rights movement in the US ... There is at this moment a resurgent …

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1 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnists Anna Talbot and Greg Barns discuss the asylum seekers on Manus Island, establishing that there is no doubt under international law that the people being detained there are being tortured, and what legal tactics the government has used to hide its actions... Amnesty International published a report …

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October 2016
26 Oct 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Gyenes discusses the UNCITRAL Working Group II (Dispute Resolution) in Vienna, which aims to negotiate an international mediation treaty or law... The 65th meeting of the UN Commission on International Trade Law’s Working Group II recently closed its 12-23 September session in Vienna, Austria. It was …

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16 Oct 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Johnson Roberts, Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, responds that the new anti-discrimination ABA Model Rule is not an attack on free speech... On August 17, JURIST published a Professional Commentary from attorney Brad Abramson entitled, "American Bar Association …

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September 2016
28 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnists Greg Barns of RMIT University Graduate School of Business and Law and Anna Talbot of Australian Lawyers Alliance discuss the need for improved policies regarding refugees in Australia... On Tuesday Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, stood in front of world leaders and claimed his government’s refugee policy …

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22 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas M. Wooldridge of LV Criminal Defense discusses the need for federal expungement legislation... This article is currently under review Introduction Do ex-offenders who successfully complete their sentence deserve a chance to wipe the slate clean? The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently answered …

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