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Wednesday 30 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Joshua Block of the ACLU discusses the importance of the ACLU's recent victory, which will provide full separation pay to certain veterans who were discharged under the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy...The government finally agreed this month to pay full separation pay to gay and lesbian service [read more]

Thursday 24 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnists Richard Dicker and Elizabeth Evenson of the Human Rights Watch argue that the efficacy of the International Criminal Court depends upon international efforts to apprehend criminals...The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been in business for a decade and faces plenty of hurdles in delivering justice for the [read more]

Tuesday 22 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Jon Ellingson of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana argues that many of Montana's state statutes are unconstitutional, especially those which confer particular rights and responsibilities upon only heterosexual spouses while simultaneously denying same-sex couples of the same rights and responsibilities...The politics of Montana present unique [read more]

Monday 21 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Allison Jernow of the International Commission of Jurists argues that recent court decisions reflect inconsistency in weighing marriage equality and religious freedom...Claims that same-sex marriage is on a collision course with religious freedom have dominated the headlines (The New York Times and The Washington Post) in the [read more]

Wednesday 16 Jan 2013

JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, says that the Obama administration must place an enhanced focus on disclosing its drone policy...Our government executes death sentences against people who have not been charged, tried or sentenced in a judicial process — or met on an [read more]

Monday 14 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Ilya Shapiro, a senior fellow in constitutional studies at the Cato Institute, says that the ACA's contraception mandate unduly infringes on the First Amendment...Soon after the enactment of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA), or Obamacare, the Department of Health and Human Services [read more]

Friday 11 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Louise Bennetts of the Cato Institute gives a critique of Dodd-Frank and argues that recent regulatory trends are incompatible with a rule-based system...It seems that "rules-based" is the new DC buzz phrase. There is little disagreement that a "rules-based" approach to financial regulation generates better outcomes than [read more]

Friday 4 Jan 2013

JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Fialho of Community Initiatives for Visiting Immigrants in Confinement speaks out against the isolation of immigrants in confinement across the US...Immigration detention is one of the least visible societal problems in the US. Few Americans see the slightest hint of it, although close to half a [read more]

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