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Thursday 29 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Brendan Fischer, a law fellow for the Center for Media and Democracy, says that the Wisconsin voter ID law violates the state constitution and that voter ID laws in other states are facing challenges because of their impact on minorities and the elderly..."A government that undermines the [read more]

Monday 26 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Robert McNamara, an attorney for the Institute for Justice, says that courts utilizing rational basis analysis should look at what the government actually offers in its defense instead of creating hypothetical scenarios that might justify a particular government action...On February 29, 2012, the US Supreme Court heard [read more]

Friday 16 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Mailee Smith, Staff Counsel at Americans United for Life, argues that legislation requiring ultrasounds before an abortion are constitutional under Supreme Court precedent and serve an essential medical purpose...Most abortion regulations are hotly contested before and after enactment, and after sweeping pro-life gains in state legislatures in [read more]

Friday 16 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Frances Contreras, Director of the Higher Eduction Program at the University of Washington, says repealing Proposition 209 in California would reinstate a vital admissions tool for underprivileged students...The passage of Proposition 209 in California has resulted in limited access to higher education for historically underrepresented students, particularly [read more]

Saturday 10 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Reed Brody, Counsel and Spokesperson for Human Rights Watch, argues that to secure justice for Hissène Habré's victims, the International Court of Justice must force Senegal to adhere to its international obligations and extradite the former Chadian dictator...The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has set arguments to [read more]

Saturday 10 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren, President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC, says that the recent health care reform act may be unconstitutional due to inaccurate financial reporting to the states and the public at large...This spring the Supreme Court will hear arguments related to the Patient Protection [read more]

Friday 9 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Ellis, a historian at the African Studies Centre, says that the recent influx of refugees from Libya has exacerbated the problem of organized crime in West Africa and has caused emerging complications that are generating increased attention from the international community...The call for greater efforts to [read more]

Friday 9 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jeremy Lipschultz of the University of Nebraska at Omaha says that permitting court proceedings to be televised will enhance transparency in the judicial system and create a more informed and engaged citizenry...The Illinois Supreme Court recently authorized the use of television cameras and "other recording devices" for [read more]

Wednesday 7 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Rafael Cox-Alomar, the Popular Democratic Party candidate for Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, argues that Congressman Pedro Pierluisi's recent JURIST article on the upcoming Puerto Rico status referendum fails to take into account another viable alternative to statehood that has greater support on the island and would [read more]

Tuesday 6 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Nick Tiger of Servicemembers United and Danielle Hawkes of The American Military Partner Association argue that the DOJ decision to allow military and veteran benefits for same-sex couples will lead to a Supreme Court ruling on whether heightened scrutiny should be applied to sexual orientation...On February 17, [read more]

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