2021 is ending sadly for Americans who believe in the rule of law, the supremacy of constitutional rights and/or the institutional authority and reputation of the US Supreme Court. On September 1 and again on December 10, five Supreme Court Justices essentially hoisted the white flag of surrender when presented with different challenges to S.B. [...]

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The Supreme Court will overturn the law recognizing a woman’s fundamental right to choose an abortion. The only question is whether it will go even further and jeopardize women’s equality, reproductive rights, and family privacy rights for all.  Pending in the Court is Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the question of the constitutionality [...]

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On November 15, the AP reported on the attempt of a beloved Palestinian doctor, Izzeldin Abuelaish to obtain an apology for a terrible tragedy—the 2009 killing of his three daughters (Aya, Bessan and Mayar) and his niece (Noor) by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) who shelled his home in Gaza 13 years ago. As the AP explains, [...]

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In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, the legal doctrines shielding law enforcement from accountability have become increasingly scrutinized, with qualified immunity by far the most well-known (and most controversial). But on November 5, the Supreme Court announced it will hear at least one of three cases that address another form of immunity for [...]

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Last week’s US Supreme Court arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson and US v. Texas challenging the Texas abortion ban revealed a startling vulnerability in the US system of federalism and constitutional supremacy. They laid bare that a state’s flagrantly unconstitutional six-week abortion ban, when structured to avoid effective judicial review, can flummox the [...]

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Cornell University, Department of Government / https://government.cornell.edu/jason-frank

JURIST Commentary is pleased to present this special feature from our sister video service, JURIST Books. See more interviews from JURIST Books on JURIST’s YouTube channel. Dr. Jason Frank is the John L. Senior Professor of Government at Cornell University, and his primary field is political theory. Dr. Frank’s research and teaching interests include democratic [...]

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A 2019 United Nations (UN) report found that “it is imperative that environmental laws are widely understood, respected, and enforced and the benefits of environmental protection are enjoyed by people and the planet.” Globally, more and more governments are coming to this realization: that there are vital (and fragile) links between the environment and all [...]

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Essentially, commercial arbitration in Iran is divided into two categories: domestic and international, each of which is subject to special regulations. The legal regime governing the domestic arbitration is Chapter Seven of the Iranian Code of Civil Procedure that applies to arbitrations mainly between Iranian nationals. In recent years, the parties to commercial disputes in Iran [...]

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The Apex Court’s verdict on August 6 in Amazon Holdings LLC v. Future Retail Ltd., upholding the enforceability of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (SIAC) emergency award and putting rest to a year-long dispute between two multinational commerce giants, sealed a victory not just for Amazon but also for India’s future integrating international arbitration within its [...]

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Jennifer Homendy, head of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), recently expressed safety concerns about Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” (FSD) feature. This comes at a time in which the NTSB has announced an investigation into another Tesla crash and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla collisions with emergency vehicles that [...]

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