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Donald Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban: The United States' Political, Legal, and Moral Responsibility
In what may have been one of the most consequential decisions since the notorious Korematsu case of 1944, when the Supreme Court upheld the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the Court (in June 2018) voted 5-4 vote to uphold Pre (More)
Waterboarding is "Torture"? — The Agenda-Driven Argument
JURIST Contributing Editor Jeffrey F. Addicott of St. Mary's University School of Law continues the discussion on the legality of waterboarding...This article is written in response to certain scholars that published their views in a recent JURIST ar (More)
The Senate Torture Report and Prior Admissions
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center discusses the recently released Senate Torture Report ... The recently released Torture Report of the Senate Intelligence Committee adds another layer of proof of serial inte (More)
A Legal Duty to Prosecute Torturers
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law argues that the US government's refusal to prosecute those responsible for torture is a hypocritical policy that violates both domestic and international law... (More)
Bush administration lawyer granted qualified immunity in torture lawsuit
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday granted qualified immunity to former Bush administration official John Yoo [academic profile; JURIST news archive] over allegations of wrongdoing in relation to controversial memos asserti (More)
Federal appeals court rules 17-year sentence for Padilla too lenient
The US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled Monday that a 17-year sentence was not enough for Jose Padilla , convicted on terrorism-related charges. Padilla and co-defendants Adham Hassoun and Kifah Jayyousi had appealed their convict (More)
International Law and the American Project Since 9/11
JURIST Contributing Editor Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that despite the plethora of legal and cultural changes that have occurred in the US since September 11, 2001, international law remains the same as it was a de (More)
Avoiding Impunity: The Need to Broaden Torture Prosecutions
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that all instances of torture must be investigated as violations of US and international law and a failure to do so will allow impunity for those who authorized these act (More)
ACLU appeals dismissal of Padilla unlawful detention suit
US citizen and convicted terrorist Jose Padilla , represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) , Wednesday appealed the dismissal of his lawsuit against government officials over his detention in a military prison. The ACLU filed the ap (More)
Refluat Stercus Por Favor
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis, an Associate Professor of Law at University of Toledo College of Law, says that the recent response by the US to the Spanish torture case outlines the Obama Administration's approach to torture... Recently, t (More)
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