The British government unveiled a proposal Tuesday that would ban smoking in most enclosed public areas, including offices, factories, cafes, restaurants and most pubs in England. Only private clubs and pubs that do not serve prepared food would be exempt from the ban. In addition to the ban on smoking in public places, the government [...]
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego says that the massive US assault on Fallujah is but the latest instance of illegal American aggression in Iraq, undertaken with disregard for international treaties and the principles of international law. US Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson was chief prosecutor at [...]
Here's a run-down of law-related events, expected developments and live webcasts on JURIST's docket for Tuesday, November 16. On Capitol Hill, the US House and Senate both reconvene for legislative business today after being in recess since October. AP has more…. The Senate will meet at 12 PM ET and after a period of morning [...]
United Nations Security Council, Resolution 1572 (2004), unanimously adopted November 15, 2004 . Read the full text of the Resolution as part of the general UN press release on the debate here. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
Capital Punishment, 2003, United States Department of Justice, November 2004 . Read the full text of the report here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
LaRoyce Lathair Smith v. Texas, Supreme Court of the United States, per curiam, November 15, 2004 . Read the full text of the opinion here . Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.
The UN Security Council voted Monday evening to immediately impose an arms embargo on the Ivory Coast. As previously reported in JURIST's Paper Chase, the country is currently experiencing internal strife, and the vote is an effort to cut off the weapons supplies of both government and rebel forces. BBC News has more. 9:31 PM [...]
President Bush has asked national security adviser Condoleezza Rice to replace Colin Powell as Secretary of State. Current deputy national security advisor Stephen Hadley will become the President's new national security adviser. NBC has more.
Iraq deputy prime minister Barham Salih, the former Prime Minister of the autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq, has suggested for the first time that democratic elections scheduled for January may have to be delayed due to the level of violence in the country. Salih said "olding free and fair elections on time is [...]
The US Justice Department is reporting that the number of people sentenced to death in the United States reached a 30-year low in 2003. Last year, 144 inmates in 25 states were given the death penalty, which is not only 24 fewer than in 2002 but less than half the average of 297 between 1994 [...]