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]
March 30, 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 Spring 2013 Fundraising Drive .Second, your objective legal news coverage has been occasionally interrupted by entreaties ...[read more]
September 5, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A German state official clarified Wednesday that circumcision for religious reasons is legal in Berlin. State justice minister Thomas Heilmann stated that circumcision would be legal if (1) parents consent to such procedure in writing after they were informed of the associated risks; (2) parents ...[read more]
December 29, 2011
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Guest Columnist J. Michael Eakin, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, discusses the importance of clarity in legal writing and urges lawyers to avoid jargon and write concisely...Writing skills have fallen victim to texting, email shorthand and the acronyms of social ...[read more]
February 19, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 19, 2010, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) overruled the findings of a report concluding that two lawyers in the administration of President George W. Bush committed professional misconduct when they wrote memos authorizing the use of certain interrogation techniques that critics ...[read more]
September 27, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On September 27, 2009, the Constitutional Court of Qatar was established to hear disputes over matters of constitutional interpretation. The court acts primarily to ensure that legislation complies with the country's constitution, which took effect in 2005, but will also be an appellate court for ...[read more]
August 13, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Wyoming on Tuesday granted the state an injunction prohibiting the National Forest Service(NFS) from enforcing a 2001 rule prohibiting the construction of roads and other developments in designated wilderness areas. Writing for the court... ...[read more]
October 17, 2007
by Andrew Wood
Dennis Edney: You may not be aware that Omar Khadr has, verbally and in writing, asserted his right to be represented by his Canadian counsel and not to be represented by any U.S. military counsel. The Military Commission rules provide for a military lawyer to represent Omar Khadr. Mr. Khadr... ...[read more]
July 12, 2007
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says it is a sad day for America when respected legal scholars writing in the New York Times are advocating a separate US judicial regime- what they call a national security court- to govern preventative d... ...[read more]
May 17, 2007
by Brett Murphy
The California Supreme Court denied review of a lower court ruling Wednesday, effectively allowing the continuation of a state-sponsored program for stem cell research operated by the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine. A California state appeals court upheld the validity of the ...[read more]

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