April 19, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnist William Partlett of Columbia University School of Law discusses the current state of the controversy in Ukraine ... Constitution-making has rapidly moved to the forefront of the East-West standoff in the Ukraine. Prime Minister Arsenii Yatsenyuk recently announced an ...[read more]
November 14, 2013
by Laura Klein Mullen
The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit on Wednesday upheld the 2011 conviction of Tarek Mehanna, who was found guilty on four terror-related charges and three charges of lying to authorities. Mehenna was accused of traveling to Yemen and training in a terror camp with the intention of ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Fifteenth Amendment to the US Constitution guarantees that "he right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." Ratified in 1870 as one of the so-called " ...[read more]
August 2, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On August 2, 2011, the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, stated that US troops needed to be granted immunity in order to remain in Iraq beyond the army's original deadline. Admiral Mullen left the decision of whether US troops should remain in Iraq to the Iraqi ...[read more]
February 29, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On February 29, 2008, the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a lawsuit brought by members of the US military against the US Department of Defense (DOD) anthrax vaccine program. The lawsuit by the service members sought to make the anthrax vaccine optional, rather than ...[read more]
September 2, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 2, 1963, Alabama Governor George Wallace surrounded Tuskegee high school with Alabama National Guard troops in an effort to prevent its integration pursuant to a federal court order in Lee v. Macon County. In response, President John Kennedy federalized the Guard and sent it back to ...[read more]
December 11, 2009
by Megan McKee
Canada's federal opposition parties combined Thursday to pass an unusual measure seeking to compel the Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper to release confidential records concerning the treatment of detainees captured by Canadian troops in Afghanistan. In an effort to shed l... ...[read more]
September 4, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On September 4, 1957, Arkansas Governor Orville Faubus called out state National Guard troops to prevent federal court-ordered integration of black students into Central High School in Little Rock. President Eisenhower subsequently sent the US 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock to enforce the ...[read more]
September 2, 2009
by JURIST Staff
On September 2, 1963, then-Alabama Governor George Wallace surrounded the Tuskegee high school with Alabama National Guard troops in an effort to prevent its integration pursuant to a federal court order in Lee vs. Macon County. In response, President John F. Kennedy federalized the Guard and sent ...[read more]
August 10, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Monday submitted a bill to the State Duma that would allow Russian troops to intervene beyond Russian borders. The legislation, proposed in response to last August's South Ossetia conflict, would allow intervention by Russian troops in order to protect Russi... ...[read more]

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