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Supreme Court agrees to hear four new cases
The US Supreme Court added an additional four new cases to its docket on Monday, ranging from preemption of a state ban on uranium mining to allowing for attorney's fees in social security claimants' cases. In Virginia Uranium v. Warren , the co (More)
Judge Gorsuch Deserves Non-Partisan Consideration By Senate
JURIST Guest Columnist William G. Ross of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law discusses the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch... Judge Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's US Supreme Court nominee, deserves full and fair considera (More)
Crossroads or a Curve: The Death Penalty and the 2016 Election
JURIST Guest Columnist Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier of CUNY School of Law discusses the death penalty and the 2016 election...Commentators will be debating the causes and impact of the outcome of the November 8, 2016 US presidential election for a long time (More)
Why the Supreme Court is not a Key Issue in the Presidential Election—and Why it Should Be
JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross of the Cumberland School of Law discusses the implications that the choice to vote for either presidential candidate in this upcoming election will have in the Supreme Court... Since this year's presidentia (More)
Proposition 62 Appeals to the Better Angels of Our Nature
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Cooper discusses Proposition 62...No righteous, freedom-loving Californian believes human beings should be executed for possessing or selling pot. Indeed, we rightly cringe at the megalomaniac entreaties (such as, kill (More)
What the Kraft and Heinz Merger Teaches Us About Protecting American Jobs
JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Alam of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the negative effect corporate mergers have on preserving American jobs... While some public figures paint horror stories of how immigrants steal American jo (More)
Republicans Play Hypocritical Politics With the Supreme Court
JURIST Guest Columnist Bryan H. Wildenthal of Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego discusses the history of Supreme Court vacancies and presidential nominations during presidential election years...Justice Antonin Scalia, one of the most prov (More)
Georgia executes inmate despite claims of intellectual disability
The state of Georgia executed inmate Warren Lee Hill Tuesday despite arguments made by his attorneys that he was intellectually disabled. The US Supreme Court denied Hill's application for stay of execution, rejecting both his petition for habeas c (More)
UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Thursday criticized Gambia for its passage and enforcement of legislation criminalizing homosexual acts. In October Gambia President Yahya Jammeh signed into law a bill which i (More)
Uganda lawmakers draft new anti-gay bill
Ugandan politicians have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support to be presented before parliament by the end of the year, according to Thursday media reports. The new legislation comes nearly a year after the Ugandan parliament p (More)