JURIST Features Editor Ingrid Burke Friedman talked with Brian Concannon, a human rights lawyer and the executive director of the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti about the ongoing civil unrest in Haiti. Below is a transcript of their conversation, which has been edited for clarity. Could you please tell us more about your [...]

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The Supreme Court of India recently delivered a judgment in Janhit Abhiyan v. Union of India upholding the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, creating a regime for income-based affirmative action in state-run educational institutions and state-sponsored employment programs. This explainer will illuminate the historical underpinnings of India’s affirmative action scheme and explain its legal evolution. [...]

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The Honoring our PACT Act was signed into law by President Biden in August of 2022. This landmark legislation included the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA), which will be consequential for the thousands of victims poisoned by contaminated water – up to 280 times higher than permitted levels – at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Shai Dromi, author of Above the Fray: The Red Cross and the Construction of the Humanitarian Relief Sector (University of Chicago Press, 2022) and co-author of Moral Minefields: How Sociologists Debate Good Science (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming), about his research on the impact of non-governmental organizations [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Professor Jordana Goodman of Boston University School of Law about her research on gender and race equity issues in intellectual property. Below is a transcript of their conversation, which has been edited for clarity. JURIST: Can you please give a brief overview of the patent system? A [...]

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On one hand, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) designates access to nutritious foods as a social determinant of health — a factor, like economic stability and education, that has a major impact on the US population’s health, well-being, and quality of life. But on the other, free market ideals and resistance [...]

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JURIST Deputy Features Editor Jaimee Francis talked with Professor Megan Boyd of Georgia State University College of Law about her research on the intersection of children’s literature and the law, with a focus on book bans. Below is a transcript of their conversation, which has been edited for clarity. JURIST: What is children’s literature? Boyd: [...]

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“The bottom line is this – we have a political moment here, where the world is somewhat united about doing something about Russia, particularly the crime of aggression,” said David Crane, former Chief Prosecutor for the Special Court for Sierra Leone and founder of Global Accountability Network (GAN).  What action the world will take in [...]

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From establishing schools, developing curricula, and determining requirements for enrollment and graduation, education is mostly a State and local responsibility in the United States. In fact, for elementary and secondary level schools, only 8 percent of funding comes from federal sources, including the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services Head Start [...]

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What do the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, the Ahmaud Arbery trial, and Charlottesville’s Unite the Right trial have in common?  In addition to the considerable media attention they have garnered, and proximity to several other parallel social justice issues, these trials have sparked conversations about the role of race in jury selection.  The rise of big [...]

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