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The "Charleston Loophole" and the Second Amendment
On June 17, 2015, Dylan Roof burst into a prayer service at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina with a .45 caliber Glock. He killed nine churchgoers and injured another. In the aftermath of the shooting, the FBI explained that Roof "s (More)
Thirteen Years On: Lessons (Re)Learned From “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita Government Effort
When considering the comments in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, with the perspective of thirteen years since their landfall, I’ll paraphrase Mark Twain’s comment about an erroneously pre-mature 1897 obituary: “the reports of death are grea (More)
The Need for Remedies to Combat Fraud in Ballot Initiatives
JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica George of St. John's University discusses the need for a cause of action to remedy fraudulent voting processes ... Equal opportunity initiatives will always remain a hotly contested issue that incites passionate politi (More)
President Trump, in the Name of God, Go.
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of University of Toledo College of Law adapts Leo Amery's famous 1940 speech calling for the ousting of Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain for the age of Trump...May I say that I agree wholeheartedly with what (More)
Is Hungary's approach to the refugee crisis a test of the European Union unity?
JURIST Guest Columnist Bettina Nemeth, a partner in LexMetis, discusses Hungary's approach to the refugee crisis. . . In June of 2015, the Secretary of Interior Dr. Sándor Pintér, filed a legislative bill in the Hungarian Parliament (More)
Belgium court orders arrest of former Israel top official for war crimes
A Belgian court on Friday ordered the arrest of former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs of Israel, Tzipi Livni , when she disembarks the plane on her scheduled trip to Belgium. Livni is accused of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity (More)
Obama approves legislation restructuring US international broadcasting
US President Barack Obama on Sunday approved legislation which would provide for a single chief executive to oversee non-military, international media. The law , which some claim may harm journalistic independence, will restructure [RFE/RL report] t (More)
For Native Americans, Jim Crow is Alive & Well in the West
JURIST Guest Columnist Tom Rodgers, a Washington, DC-based lawyer engaged in Native American economic and social empowerment advocacy, discusses the equal access challenges faced by Native American voters in the West in light of the resurgent voting (More)
Brazil's President Impeached: Could It Happen Here?
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph H. Marren discusses the impeachment of Brazil's President... On August 30 Brazil's Senate voted to convict Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on charges that she used improper accounting to cover-up a grow (More)
Vojislav Šešelj's Acquittal at the ICTY: Law in an Alternate Universe
JURIST Guest Columnist Gregory S. Gordon of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law discusses the ICTY's acquittal of Vojislav Šešelj and the serious set-back it could represent for the development of international criminal law ... On Ma (More)
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