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Monday 31 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Rochelle Bobroff, Director of the Access to Courts Program for the Constitutional Accountability Center, argues that the American people need to be aware of their constitutional rights regarding the meaning of the Federal Arbitration Act as defined by Supreme Courts past and present...In a unanimous per curiam [read more]

Tuesday 18 Dec 2012

JURIST Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, argues that the effect of an on-going human rights debate in the British Isles and the European Court of Human Rights may have a detrimental effect on the same-sex marriage debate in the UK...In its formal response to the [read more]

Monday 17 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Heather Barr, the Human Rights Watch researcher for Afghanistan, argues that the executions approved recently approved by Afghanistan's president are further distancing the country from its western support...When the executions came, they happened so quickly that they were over almost before the world noticed. On November 19, [read more]

Thursday 13 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Susan Hu of the Center for Constitutional Rights says that the Seventh Circuit misinterpreted Supreme Court precedent in Vance v. Rumsfeld and consequently diminished a fundamental constitutional protection...In a recent en banc opinion, the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed a Bivens damages suit [read more]

Tuesday 11 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Norman Reimer, the Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, argues that there should be a universal rule for deciding which law should be used at the time of appeal if the law has changed during the appellate process...Imagine a criminal prosecution in which [read more]

Saturday 8 Dec 2012

JURIST Columnist Paul Johnson, Anniversary Reader at the University of York, in the second of two pieces on laws pertaining to homosexual acts in the Dependencies of the UK, argues that male, homosexual-specific criminal offenses in Isle of Man should be modernized to parallel the laws of the UK...In a [read more]

Wednesday 5 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Preston Findlay, a representative for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, argues that the Supreme Court should hold that US courts have the power to handle appeals stemming for international child abduction cases...When the US Supreme Court hears argument in Chafin v. Chafin this week, [read more]

Monday 3 Dec 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Allison Jernow of the International Commission of Jurists argues that the international law's perception of public morality is beginning to incorporate various and diverse traditions...In November 2012, the UN Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) undid 30 years of bad law when it issued its views in Irina Fedotova [read more]

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