June 2016
5 days ago

JURIST Guest Columnist Tim Lynch of The Cato Institute discusses the right of defendants to choose between a trial by jury or trial by judge...Trial by jury is one of the most celebrated rights in the American Constitution, but what if the accused person would rather be tried by a …

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18 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas M. Wooldridge discusses judge Aaron Persky's sentencing of convicted Stanford sex offender Brock Turner...Brock Allen Turner was convicted of three felony counts related to his digital penetration of an unconscious victim behind a dumpster at a frat party and sentenced to a short six month period …

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11 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Abed Awad of Awad & Khoury, LLP, discusses the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement...In 1880, English Captain Charles C. Boycott led an eviction campaign against tenants in Ireland. Appalled at the inhumanity of Mr. Boycott's ruthless actions, his employees refused to work for him.  These events introduced the …

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May 2016
20 May 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Ruben of the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law responds to a recent JURIST article about the Second Amendment and firearm industry immunity....Eight years after the Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in District of Columbia v. Heller, Second …

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April 2016
18 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Cristián Correa of the International Center for Transitional Justice discusses how waterboarding, if not torturous treatment, is at the very least illegal... In a recent academic commentary, Professor Jeffrey F. Addicott claims that the use of waterboarding by the US has not involved torture in violation of …

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11 Apr 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Neil Sammonds, a Syria Researcher at Amnesty International, discusses the upcoming negotiations and possible solutions regarding the violence in Syria... The negotiations set to recommence in Geneva on April 11, 2016 and the recent reduction of hostilities in Syria may represent important steps towards a peaceful solution …

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March 2016
23 Mar 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Sari Bashi of Human Rights Watch discusses the flaws of Israeli judicial review in the context of Mohammed al-Qeeq's hunger strike... After 93 days of refusing food, an emaciated Palestinian journalist named Mohammed al-Qeeq resumed eating on February 26. He began his hunger strike to protest being …

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17 Mar 2016

JURIST Guest Columnists David Frakt discusses President Obama's recent Supreme Court nomination...Yesterday, President Obama nominated Judge Merrick Garland to serve on the US Supreme Court. Within minutes, the Republicans in the Senate confirmed, as they had previously made clear, that they will refuse to even meet with Judge Garland, much …

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14 Mar 2016

JURIST Guest Columnists Evan M. Meyers and Paul Geske of McGuire Law, PC discuss the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez and the implications of this decision...The US Supreme Court’s recent January 20, 2016 decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez is a landmark for class action …

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8 Mar 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Akhil Kang, discusses a case in Punjab and Haryana High court where castrated cis-gendered men brought a criminal case against religious groups claiming that they were induced to undergo castration on the promise of attaining higher enlightenment... Hans Raj Chauhan in the state of Haryana in northern …

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