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Lake Erie Bill of Rights: Legally Flawed But Nonetheless Important
Toledo, Ohio residents last month overwhelmingly voted in favor of the innovative Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR), an amendment to the city charter which declares Lake Erie has enforceable legal rights. What that vote signals may turn out to be more (More)
Federal judge rules Miami prosecutors acted unlawfully by concealing plea agreement in Epstein case
A federal judge ruled Thursday that prosecutors broke federal law in brokering a 2008 plea agreement for hedge-fund manager and millionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Starting in 2005, Epstein was accused of orchestrating a sex trafficking ring and sexually (More)
An Ill-Conceived Restriction on Gun Advertising
People like me, who believe we should have tighter regulation of firearms, like to use the word “reasonable.” We support reasonable gun control measures, steps that would preserve gun rights but keep guns out of the wrong hands and reduce the risk of (More)
Judge Kavanaugh and the Public’s Health: Existing & Emerging Challenges
President Donald Trump’s recent nomination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh as Associate Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court from a list of potential candidates has ignited immediate support and criticism from conservatives and liberals respectively. An (More)
HRW annual world report highlights 'populist challenge'
Human Rights Watch (HRW) published its annual report Thursday, covering global human rights issues from late 2016 through November 2017, and more than 90 countries. It highlights human rights problems occurring in Turkey, Egypt, Libya, Russia, Chin (More)
Federal court strikes down Texas ban on second trimester abortion procedure
The US District Court for the Western District of Texas struck down as unconstitutional Texas SB 8 , which effectively banned the country's most commonly used procedure of second trimester abortion known as "dilation and evacuation." (D&E). Referr (More)
Supreme Court rules in favor of death row inmate over racial bias
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday Buck v. Davis in favor of a death row inmate seeking a new sentencing hearing. The inmate, Duane Buck, claims that his own lawyers stated during trial that he was more likely to cause future harm due to the colo (More)
HRW: Syria, Iraq governments fueling Islamic extremism and must reform
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday released its annual World Report , in which it criticized the role of Middle Eastern governments in sustaining the Islamic State (IS). HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth credited much of the emergence of IS to (More)
The Uniform Code of Military Justice Has Never Had Anything To Do With Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist Nathaniel R. Helms, author of No Time for Truth: The Marines, Justice, and the Haditha Incident, discusses the Haditha Incident and the military justice system ...Kenneth Englade recently offered his interpretation of the so-ca (More)
Haditha Redux
JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth Englade, discusses military justice system in the context of the Haditha incident in 2005 ...Nine years ago this week a squad from Kilo Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, was returning from a routine re-supply (More)
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