Commentaries by Benjamin G. Davis

As we watch the revival of the first wave and anticipate an inevitable second wave, the intentionally inept federal, uneven and dangerous state and local, and self-interested business response to the COVID-19 pandemic is a horrifying experience. As the reality of the situation unfolds, the breach of public trust is breathtaking. The clear indifference of [...]

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Between elections, the fallacy that one can not criminally prosecute a sitting President leads us to a situation where the only recognized path to address alleged Presidential criminality during their term is impeachment. The prognosticators now tell us that the House will vote to impeach President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress [...]

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I. American Border Concentration Camps and the Family Separation Policy as a Crime Against Humanity As noted by Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor, the intentional and unnecessary suffering under the family separation policy can easily be viewed as a crime against humanity under Article 7(1)(k) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal [...]

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JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law discusses President Trump's affection for torture... President Trump likes torture. He has said that Secretary of Defense Mattis convinced him not to use it and he would...

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