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Thursday 26 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Angela Perone, Staff Attorney for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, argues that there has been a drastic change in public opinion in favor of same-sex marriage and that courts are more willing to recognize marriage equality for all couples...In just a few short years, the landscape [read more]

Monday 23 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Terrica Ganzy, Staff Attorney for the Southern Center for Human Rights, argues Warren Hill was improperly sentenced to death and that Georgia should adopt a "preponderance of evidence" standard for mentally disabled claims in capital offense cases...Ten years ago, the US Supreme Court, in Atkins v. Virginia, [read more]

Saturday 21 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Edward White of the American Center for Law and Justice says that in upholding the ACA under the government's taxing power, the Supreme Court effectively rewrote the law and unduly exceeded its authority...The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision [PDF] upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) stunned me as [read more]

Wednesday 18 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist John W. Whitehead president of the Rutherford Institute says that the ban on all non-governmental flags in Lexington, Virginia is motivated specifically by the city's intent to eliminate the display of Confederate flags and thus breaches its citizens' freedom of speech ...When considering issue at the heart [read more]

Monday 2 Jul 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Phelim Kine, Senior Researcher of the Asia Division at Human Rights Watch, says that the Chinese government's new National Human Rights Action Plan is filled with empty rhetoric and is actually a downgrade from the previous plan...In its new National Human Rights Action Plan (NHRAP), the Chinese [read more]

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