Academic Commentary

Section 3 of the Fourteenth Amendment disqualifies people from holding an office under the United States if they previously swore an oath to uphold the Constitution and then participated in an insurrection or rebellion. The last sentence of Section 3, however, says that “Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such [...]

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Indeed, the geopolitical landscape is complex, especially when discussing Iran’s involvement in various global issues. Central to these concerns are allegations of Iran’s support for Russian aggression against Ukraine, its perceived stance on Israel, and its role as a destabilizing force in the Middle East. Firstly, Iran’s relationship with Russia has raised apprehensions, particularly regarding [...]

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On November 15, 2023, more than five weeks after Hamas‘ heinous October 7 attack on Israel, and after thousands of lives were lost, the Security Council, the United Nations body with the primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, finally managed to pass a somewhat controversial resolution in response to the crisis. [...]

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“The Safety of the People shall be the Highest Law.” Cicero Eschatology is about certain end-of-life expectations, about “last or final judgments, about death, about God’s judgment and the human “soul.” But what possible connections could link such metaphysical or religious expectations with Israel’s current struggle against jihadist terror? Are there any pertinent legal connections? [...]

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For nearly the past decade, a surveillance site has been running broad net sweeps through the entirety of the American professoriate in a bid to name and shame those critical of Israeli policies in the occupied territories of Gaza, West Bank, and Golan Heights. Asserting its aim is to combat anti-Semitism by informing the public [...]

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This comment was written on Ngiyampaa Wangaibon Country. I pay my respects to the custodians that have cared for this Country for time immemorial. I acknowledge when First Nations Peoples thrive, all of Australia benefits. A recent Australian referendum that aimed to strengthen the presence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples within the country’s [...]

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“The man who laughs has simply not yet heard the horrible news.”          Berthold Brecht An Existential Task Until the end of his presidency –  and even after his open complicity in subverting the United States Constitution on January 6, 2021 – Donald J. Trump held effectively unchecked nuclear command authority. Now, after multiple criminal [...]

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Editors’ note: Amid surging violence between Hamas and Israeli forces, JURIST is seeking perspectives from law students, law professors and lawyers around the world. Neither this nor other commentaries constitute JURIST editorial policy, nor do they necessarily reflect the opinions of the editorial team. On Friday, October 27, at its tenth emergency special session, the [...]

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