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Friday 27 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist J. Wells Dixon, Senior Staff Attorney for the Center for Constitutional Rights, and attorney for Guantanamo detainee Djamel Ameziane, says that the IACHR's acceptance of his case is instrumental in promoting US responsibility for the well-being of detainees at Guantanamo Bay...On March 30, 2012, the Inter-American Commission [read more]

Tuesday 24 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, and Moshe Marvit, a labor and employment discrimination lawyer, say that it is time to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to include the individual's right to organize a union...I an earlier article, we proposed that [read more]

Monday 23 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Michael Bochenek, Director of Law & Policy for the International Secretariat of Amnesty International, and Kyle Knight, a Fulbright Scholar, say that Nepal's recognition of a third gender is an important fundamental right and the key to ensuring other fundamental rights for transgender individuals and those with [read more]

Monday 23 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists E. Duncan Getchell, Jr., Solicitor General of Virginia, and Michael Brady, Assistant Attorney General of Virginia, argue that the Florida Supreme Court erred in its decision on the reliability of narcotics sniffing dogs and urge the US Supreme Court to overturn it...On March 26, the US Supreme [read more]

Monday 23 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Richard Kahlenberg, a senior fellow at The Century Foundation, and Moshe Marvit, a labor and employment discrimination lawyer, argue that it is time to amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act to include the individual's right to organize a union...The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) opens [read more]

Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Creigh Deeds, a member of the Virginia Senate, urges Governor Bob McDonnell to veto the voter ID laws recently passed by the Virginia General Assembly because they will disenfranchise elderly and impoverished voters and the laws are not necessary given the lack of widespread voter fraud in [read more]

Friday 13 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Viviana Giacaman and Elsa Peraldí of Freedom House argue that the proposed constitutional amendment to federalize crimes against journalists in Mexico is an important and timely step, but more must still be done...Last month, the Mexican Senate approved a constitutional reform that makes crimes against journalists and [read more]

Monday 9 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnists Jay Sekulow and Edward White of the American Center for Law and Justice say that the federal government does not have the authority to enforce the individual mandate, and because the mandate is not severable from the ACA, the entire law should be deemed unconstitutional...The case of [read more]

Monday 9 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Jason Szanyi, staff attorney at the Center for Children's Law and Policy, says that the Supreme Court should follow prior precedent and ban the sentence of life without parole for juvenile homicide offenders...This past month, the US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Miller v. Alabama and [read more]

Friday 6 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Niccolò Pons, Assistant Legal Officer of the Pre-Trial Chambers of the International Criminal Court, says that the guilty verdict against Thomas Lubanga, the first verdict issued by the ICC, is a victory for both the former commander's victims and for the court itself...On March 14, 2012, the [read more]

Friday 6 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Tim Lynch, Director of the Project on Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute, says that George Zimmerman's actions are not covered by Florida's Stand Your Ground law and that Zimmerman could have been arrested and charged because of his actions the night of Trayvon Martin's death...The killing [read more]

Wednesday 4 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Trevor Burrus, a legal associate for the Cato Institute, argues that despite claims by critics of the Supreme Court, "partisanship" is nothing more than an epithet with little descriptive content and will not be the driving factor behind the final decision on the Affordable Care Act...The large [read more]

Monday 2 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist William Maurer, an Executive Director for the Institute for Justice, says that when the government adopts a "sentence first, trial later" mentality and does not allow for judicial review of administrative action, it grievously violates the Due Process Clause...On March 29, 2012, the US Supreme Court decided [read more]

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