March 22, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On March 22, 2006, British judge advocate John Bayliss ruled that Royal Air Force Lieutenant Malcolm Kendall-Smith, who challenged the legality of the Iraq War, had to face a court martial on five charges of failing to comply with a lawful order. Kendall-Smith had served with the British forces in ...[read more]
July 5, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The Criminal Court of the City of New York this week upheld a subpoena forcing social networking site Twitter to turn over account information for one of its users. The District Attorney's office requested the user data to aid in the investigation of Malcolm Harris, a Twitter user who has been ...[read more]
August 15, 2011
by Maureen Cosgrove
Amnesty International (AI) on Monday called on Egyptian authorities to drop charges against a female blogger accused of insulting Egyptian armed forces and inciting the use of violence on Twitter. Asmaa Mahfouz, 26, voiced her concern about Egypt's justice system and the military government's ...[read more]
February 17, 2011
by Julia Zebley
Amnesty International (AI) on Thursday released a report asserting new evidence that the the Supreme Military Council of Egypt has been torturing protester-detainees. Through various detainee accounts, AI stated that individuals were tortured "to intimidate protesters and to obtain information ...[read more]
February 26, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Paul Sherman: March 24, 2009, was a defining moment in the history of the First Amendment. On that day, during oral argument in Citizens United v. FEC, Deputy Solicitor General Malcolm Stewart told the members of the Supreme Court that, under the Court's 1990 decision in Austin v. Michig... ...[read more]
January 2, 2009
by Devin Montgomery
Australian acting prime minister Julia Gillard on Friday said it was unlikely that the country would accept foreign detainees released from the Guantanamo Bay military prison, but that her country was considering a second request to do so by the administration of US President George W. B... ...[read more]
December 11, 2008
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Malcolm D. Evans of the University of Bristol School of Law (UK) says European Court of Human Rights rulings responding to growing calls to prohibit the wearing of clothing which is of religious significance in public places have laid down a number of key principles that ...[read more]
October 20, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Malcolm Nance: On Friday the Department of Defense released news of a revision to the 2005 DoD directive regarding the interrogation of prisoners by a wide range of non-DoD agencies and persons. This recent change, promulgated by Deputy Secretary of Defense Gordon England on October 9, repres... ...[read more]
October 15, 2008
by Joe Shaulis
A report issued Tuesday by Amnesty International (AI) links the large number of executions in Saudi Arabia to flaws in the Saudi judicial system. The report, titled Affront to Justice: Death Penalty in Saudi Arabia, noted a significant increase in executions from 2006 to 2007, when at least 158 ...[read more]
January 14, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Malcolm Nance: That the National Director of Intelligence, Mike McConnell would recently come out and opine that waterboarding hether it's torture by anybody else's definition for me it would be torture tells me that the heretofore positive view of to... ...[read more]

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