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After Helsinki: US Abandons Legal Obligations in Syria
Among several noteworthy and interrelated Helsinki summit policy derelictions - most obviously, Vladimir Putin's still unpunished aggressions in Crimea - US President Donald Trump chose to ignore America's binding legal obligations regarding Russian (More)
Yemen – A Crime Against Us All
In a bombing, the dust settles slowly over the strike zone. What emerges are grey images, living beings neutralized to monochrome. Bleeding from the ears, deaf, and dumb from the concussions the survivors walk about in a haze. These zombies are the f (More)
Does Jeff Sessions Understand Immigration Proceedings?
JURIST Guest Columnist Karla McKanders of the Vanderbilt University Law School discusses a recent decision issued by the Attorney General and its implications on the judicial immigration process... Yesterday, in Matter of Castro-Tum, the Attorney Ge (More)
Facebook in the Spotlight: Dataism vs. Privacy
JURIST Guest Columnist Chris Hoofnagle of Berkeley Law, discusses the policing of Facebook's privacy policies and FTC enforcement ... The Challenge of Policing Facebook Are our institutions up to the challenge of protecting users from information-ag (More)
An Avalanche of Lawsuits Holds Hope for the Opioid Epidemic
JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren A. Rousseau of the Western Michigan University Cooley Law School discusses the impact that the onslaught of litigation against the pharmaceutical industry could have on the opioid epidemic...According to the federal Cent (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 13 January 2018
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: The US Supreme Court added 12 cases to its docket on Friday, including two Texas redistricting cases.The court had previously blocked two lower court rulings that mandated the redrawing of Texa (More)
Trump lawyer sues Buzzfeed for publication of Steele dossier
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, filed two defamation lawsuits on Monday regarding BuzzFeed's publication of the Steele Dossier , a condemning but unsubstantiated report indicating collusion between the Trump campaign and R (More)
The Argument for Federal Liability in Sutherland Springs
JURIST Guest Columnist Gary Reynolds of the Valparaiso University Law School discusses the shooting in Sutherland Springs and its potential legacy in the landscape of gun control...A common criticism about the gun debate in America is the lack of cha (More)
Gassing International Law
JURIST Guest Columnist David M. Crane of the Syracuse University College of Law discusses recent harmful developments regarding the restriction of chemical weapons in international law...The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should not ignore or (More)
The ICC Post-Withdrawal Jurisdiction on Burundi
JURIST Guest Columnist Pacifique Manirakiza of the University of Ottawa discusses the effectiveness of Burundi's withdrawal from ICC...On October 27th, 2017 Burundi became the first State Party to withdraw from the Rome Treaty creating the Internati (More)