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Should Obama Nominate a Justice Without Judicial Experience?
JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, says that while the US Court Supreme Court might benefit from the nomination of an elected public official, President Obama should not nominate such a person to s (More)
Europe rights laws must be 'modernized' to protect security: UK Home Secretary
Outgoing UK Home Secretary John Reid told a meeting of ministers from major EU states Saturday that European human rights laws needed to be "modernized" to provide better protection from new terrorism threats. Addressing a conference of E (More)
Former UK top judge concerned over plan to split justice ministry from Home Office
Lord Woolf , former Lord Chief Justice of English and Wales, told BBC Radio in an interview broadcast Tuesday that shifting the traditional position of Lord Chancellor into a new Ministry of Justice split off from the current Home Office represen (More)
UK top prosecutor denies 'war' on terror, warns against 'fear-driven' abuse of rights
UK Director of Public Prosecutions Ken Macdonald said Tuesday that there is no "war on terror" in Britain and warned that inappropriate measures driven by fear threaten an accused's right to a fair trial. In a speech [excerpts, via t (More)
Former UK Home Secretary scolds judges over terror cases
Former UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke criticized Britain's judges Thursday for rulings that he said undermined the war on terror. Clarke, who led the Home Office from December 2004 until May 2006, spoke before the Lords Constitution Committe (More)
UK Home Office plans to toughen immigration rules in major overhaul
The UK Home Office announced plans to overhaul Britain's immigration system Tuesday in a review outlining how the Home Office's Immigration and Nationality Directorate (IND) will respond to the impact of globalization, changing travel pa (More)
UK government rejects amnesty for illegal immigrants
The UK will not implement an amnesty program for illegal immigrants, Immigration Minister Liam Byrne said Wednesday, and will instead seek "fair but tough" enforcement of current rules. Byrne's comments came at the conclusion of an o (More)
Ex-UK Home Secretary Clarke takes top judges to task over terror
Former UK Home Secretary Charles Clarke took senior British judges to task over terrorism in an editorial published Monday in London's Evening Standard newspaper, saying that they had repeatedly refused to meet with him to discuss the interpret (More)
UK to challenge Europe rights court ban on deportation to abusive regimes
UK Attorney General Lord Goldsmith said Saturday that the British government will ask the European Court of Human Rights to review a long-standing ban against EU countries deporting individuals to countries where they would be at risk of torture or (More)
Blair proposal to limit Human Rights Act draws protest
Leading UK human rights lawyers and activists are protesting the Blair government’s readiness to limit the application of the Human Rights Act in the wake of a High Court decision last week that permitted nine Afghan hijackers to remain in t (More)
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