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April 2017
14 Apr 2017

Guest Columnist Kip Wainscott, Head of Legal & External Relations at CrowdJustice, discusses the fight against gerrymandering, and the value of digital organizing tools to empower movements and make them more accessible... Across the country, lawyers and voting rights advocates are bringing fresh vigor to the fight against unjust election …

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6 Apr 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Andreas Kuersten discusses the flawed reasoning of recent legislation that allows Internet Service Providers to sell customers' personal information without their consent ... Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Ajit Pai and Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Maureen Ohlhausen begin their recent op-ed (a …

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4 Apr 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Bettina Nemeth, a partner in LexMetis, discusses Hungary's approach to the refugee crisis. . . In June of 2015, the Secretary of Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér, filed a legislative bill in the Hungarian Parliament to overhaul the country's asylum proceedings and to restructure the border police force. …

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3 Apr 2017

JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Luckasevic of Goldberg, Percy & White discusses his firsthand account of the fight with the National Football League (NFL) regarding the neurocognitive disease, CTE ... Like so many other young boys, I dreamt that someday I would become a professional athlete. I would watch the games …

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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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December 2016
27 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Amy St. John, manager at Earth's Healing, shares some professional experiences and personal opinions from her time spent working inside the marijuana industry...I have worked in the medical marijuana industry since 2013 in both Arizona and New Mexico. I have been involved in all aspects of …

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15 Dec 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Kathryn L. Tucker Executive Director of End of Life Liberty Project (ELLP) discusses the Death with Dignity Act adopted by DC... The Death with Dignity Act adopted by the DC City Council in November 2016, establishes statutory permission for aid in dying (AID), the practice whereby a …

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November 2016
30 Nov 2016

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 Hilary Bricken, of Canna Law Group, discusses the Trump administration and how it could impact the status of cannabis at the state level...With a recent Gallup poll showing 60 percent of Americans favor cannabis legalization, it should come as no surprise that eight out of nine …

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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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