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Law students and young lawyers in Ukraine are reporting for JURIST on the latest developments in that country as it defends itself against Russian invasion. Here, a Ukrainian lawyer and LLM graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law makes a general appeal for assistance as the country’s major cities come under sustained attack.  [...]

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Abstract: Ideas of Natural Law were crucial in drafting the US Constitution. These seminal ideas were made known to document “framers” largely by way of William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Commentaries represent the truest philosophic origins of America’s legal system. In these dissembling times of recurrent political manipulation, Blackstone’s work warrants [...]

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“History is an illustrious war against death.” – José Ortega y Gasset, Man and Crisis (1958) Afghanistan and “Palestine”: Newly Emerging Linkages At first glance, there are no obvious connections between the Taliban victory over the United States in Afghanistan and Palestinian terrorism against Israel. Upon closer inspection, however, the recent Taliban triumph reflects more [...]

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“There exists a deep-seated conviction among Americans that the Constitution is an expression of the Higher Law, that it is, in fact, imperfect man’s most perfect rendering of eternal law.” – Presidential scholar Clinton Rossiter Introduction: Following recent Trump-inspired attacks on the United States Capitol, a second impeachment of the President is now under active [...]

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a “stand your ground” bill into law Monday, eliminating an individual’s duty to retreat from any place where she is permitted to be before using force to protect herself. The bill’s title refers to it as a bill “to expand the locations at which a person has no duty to [...]

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Three petitions challenging the Sunday dissolution of Nepal’s Federal Parliament have been filed in the Supreme Court of Nepal, the highest court in the country. The petitions challenge Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s request to President Bidhya Devi Bhandari to dissolve Parliament. Bhandari granted the request and scheduled a new, brought-forward election to take [...]

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