JURIST Guest Columnist Kristen Stilt of the University of Washington School of Law says that the victory of President Hosni Mubarak in the recent Egyptian multi-candidate presidential election was no triumph of democracy, but rather the product of constitutional sleight of hand that has only further entrenched an authoritarian regime… It is no surprise that [...]

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In a JURIST Forum special, JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross, Professor of Law at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law in Alabama, reviews the third day of the Senate confirmation hearings for US Chief Justice nominee John Roberts, and suggests that while the nominee has so far shown humility, but he has not yet [...]

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A federal judge in Argentina has ordered the arrest of a former military leader in the investigation into the death of a student during the country's "Dirty War" in the late 1970s. The judge on Wednesday ordered Luciano Benjamin Menendez and 15 other former army officers to be detained. Menendez is alleged to be the [...]

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Louisiana Attorney General Charles Foti has said he will investigate hospitals and nursing homes throughout the state for evidence of negligence during the evacuation prior to Hurricane Katrina , making it seem likely that additional charges will be filed in the coming weeks. Charges were filed earlier this week against a couple who ran a [...]

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Frances Newton was executed by lethal injection late Wednesday at Huntsville prison in Texas for fatally shooting her husband and two children in 1987, making her the first black woman executed by the state since it took over executions from counties in 1923. Several dozen protestors were present outside the prison at the time of [...]

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A Bosnian court created to ease the caseload of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia opened its first trial Wednesday against war crimes suspect Boban Simsic, a member of a Serb paramilitary group that served under Milan Lukic . Simsic surrendered to EU peacekeepers in January, and tribunal President Medizda Kresco called the [...]

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