May 28, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that US Secret Service agents are entitled to qualified immunity despite having treated a group of protesters differently based on their viewpoints. In 2004 while then-president George W. Bush was campaigning for re-election, groups of protesters and supporters ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Neil Devlin
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 passed both houses of Congress by large margins and was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in response to the Exxon Valdez spill in Prince William Sound, Alaska. It mandates detailed clean-up plans from oil companies and requires monies to be set aside for ...[read more]
February 23, 2014
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Leonard, the Henkel Family Chair in International Affairs at Shenandoah University, argues that President Obama's recently issued memorandum regarding US troops in Mali represents a step backwards in the US-ICC relationship...Just when things appeared to be taking a ...[read more]
February 20, 2014
by Kenneth Hall
JURIST Guest Columnist Ronald Sievert of the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University and adjunct professor at the University of Texas School of Law in national security and international law argues that when weighed against the minimal privacy interests impacted, government metadata ...[read more]
December 21, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper declassified documents on Saturday that show how the National Security Agency (NSA) was authorized to collect bulk phone and internet records from US citizens without individualized suspicion. Clapper disclosed that President George W. Bush first ...[read more]
July 22, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) of 1978 permits electronic and physical monitoring to assess threats and maintain US safety. FISA created the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC), which grants surveillance warrants. Concerned with authorization of wiretaps against ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Under the auspices of combating terror, the Bush administration took many steps following 9/11 that according to some have curtailed civil rights. Chief among these was the passage of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which was signed by Bush on October 26, 2001. The original legislation contained 10 ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
In the wake of 9/11, Bush declared a "War on Terror," sparking US anti-terrorism efforts in the Philippines, Djibouti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Lebanon, Yemen, Pakistan, and wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. On October 7, 2001, the first military action in the War on Terror was launched against the ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
On September 11, 2001, a series of coordinated attacks were carried out at the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, DC, leaving approximately 3,000 dead in the immediate aftermath. The attacks were carried out by 19 hijackers who took control of four commercial ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq was a complicated issue for both the Iraqi and US governments. The long, unpopular Iraq War drew sharp domestic criticism in the US leading to legislative and legal efforts to force the end of the conflict. In Iraq, the new government was forced into... ...[read more]

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