August 4, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Monday upheld an appellate court decision granting a new trial for a defendant whose rap lyrics were introduced against him in an attempted murder trial. Vonte Skinner was convicted in 2008 of shooting his associate Lamont Peterson seven times, causing Peterson's ...[read more]
August 1, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday urged the international community to end what she called a "climate of impunity" around the Israel-Palestine conflict. In light of the bombardment of a UN school in Gaza on Wednesday, Pillay called for "real accountability considering ...[read more]
June 6, 2014
by Andrew Morgan
ROME STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT* Preamble Part 1 Establishment of the Court Part 2 Jurisdiction, Admissibility and Applicable Law Part 3 General Principles of Criminal Law Part 4 Composition and Administration of the Cour... ...[read more]
November 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
And now comes everyone's favorite part of the fundraising season: the end. We can't thank you enough for the donations, support, and feedback we've received over the past month. It is heartening to know that so many of our readers value JURIST! If you were unable to contribute financially this ...[read more]
November 18, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
You may have noticed some changes to JURIST over the course of the last month, to put it mildly. First, the top of the page was taken over by a big banner screaming about our Fall 2013 Fundraising Drive. Second, your objective legal news coverage has been occasionally interrupted by entreaties ...[read more]
November 12, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
For the reasons we've mentioned before, JURIST needs your support to keep going. I'm willing to bet that you, like most of our beloved staff, need coffee to keep going. Here's a textbook win-win situation: If you sign up as a recurring donor, JURIST will send you an official JURIST mug for all ...[read more]
September 26, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
As an independent non-profit performing a public service, JURIST relies on the contributions of our readers- people like you- who benefit from the unique mix of serious legal news and commentary that JURIST and its law student... ...[read more]
July 31, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
We are proud to announce the release of a new JURIST endeavor: the JURIST Podcast. On a monthly basis, our editors, contributors, professional staff and other friends of JURIST will get together to discuss the issues of the day. We hope that the podcast will allow us to treat your ears to the same ...[read more]
July 30, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
In the first edition of the JURIST Podcast, the panel discuss the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden and security updates in the Texas Capitol... ...[read more]
July 21, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Guantanamo Bay was leased to the US by Cuba on February 23, 1903, as part of the Cuban-American Treaty. Although the US had maintained a military presence at Guantanamo Bay since the Spanish-American War, the perpetual lease has allowed the US military to construct a permanent naval base on the ...[read more]

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