October 2016
4 days ago

JURIST Guest Columnist Mark Johnson Roberts, Chair of the American Bar Association Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, responds that the new anti-discrimination ABA Model Rule is not an attack on free speech... On August 17, JURIST published a Professional Commentary from attorney Brad Abramson entitled, "American Bar Association …

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September 2016
28 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnists Greg Barns of RMIT University Graduate School of Business and Law and Anna Talbot of Australian Lawyers Alliance discuss the need for improved policies regarding refugees in Australia... On Tuesday Australia’s Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, stood in front of world leaders and claimed his government’s refugee policy …

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22 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas M. Wooldridge of LV Criminal Defense discusses the need for federal expungement legislation... Introduction Do ex-offenders who successfully complete their sentence deserve a chance to wipe the slate clean? The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently answered that question in Jane Doe v. …

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20 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Cooper discusses Proposition 62...No righteous, freedom-loving Californian believes human beings should be executed for possessing or selling pot. Indeed, we rightly cringe at the megalomaniac entreaties (such as, kill drug dealers and "I'll give you a medal")of military strongman, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who incites, and …

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5 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph H. Marren discusses the impeachment of Brazil's President... On August 30 Brazil's Senate voted to convict Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on charges that she used improper accounting to cover-up a growing budget deficit and illegal loans from state-owned banks. A recent WSJ editorial remarked that millions …

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August 2016
30 Aug 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Henok G. Gabisa of the Bekele Gerba et al International Legal Defense Project discusses the motivation behind Olympic marathoner Feyisa Lilesa's arm-crossed protest at the finish line at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janiero, Brazil... The Underlying National Question in Ethiopia's Marathoner Feyisa Lilesa's Gesture …

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17 Aug 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Brad Abramson discusses the new ABA amendment...At its recent annual convention the American Bar Association (ABA) adopted a resolution amending Rule 8.4 of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, the code of ethics that governs attorney behavior. The amendment adds a new subsection to the attorney …

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July 2016
22 Jul 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Cooper, a former DC public defender, addresses prosecutor Michele Hanisee's remarks concerning the death penalty in California... Speaking in favor of Proposition 66, the ballot initiative that seeks to speed up executions in California to Texas-like levels of lethality, Los Angeles deputy district attorney Michele Hanisee …

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16 Jul 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Andreas Kuersten, Law Clerk for the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF), discusses racial bias' impact on black individuals, both in court and on the bench...The personification of justice is a blindfolded woman holding a scale and a sword. She cannot see an individual's …

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4 Jul 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Cooper, a former DC public defender discusses how California's Proposition 66 will fail to reform California's fractured death penalty system... "Californians for Death Penalty Savings and Reform"—an advocacy group spearheaded by district attorneys and several family members of murder victims—has collected enough signatures to qualify the …

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