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Middle Eastern Democracy and the Arab Spring in International Law
JURIST Special Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations, both in Geneva, Switzerland, says that the right to participate in government is a recognized aspiration in international (More)
Avoiding Amnesty: Bringing Gaddafi to Justice
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that members of the Gaddafi regime must be brought to justice in accordance with international law and should not be allowed to go into exile like other dictators in the region... (More)
The Mumbai Bombings and the Law of US-Pakistan Relations
JURIST Guest Columnist Kevin Govern of Ave Maria School of Law says that the most recent bombings in India and the furor over the "targeted killing" of Osama Bin Laden raise questions about US-Pakistani relations and places the legality of US aid to (More)
The Debt Ceiling Debate and the Constitution: A Call for Caution
JURIST Contributing Editor Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law, joined by JURIST Guest Columnists Michael Duff of the University of Wyoming College of Law, Craig Jackson of Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of L (More)
Refluat Stercus: Torture Investigation Must Extend to Commanders
JURIST Contributing Editor Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that through the recent decision to continue two torture investigations, the country is reaching a turning point where blame will start to flow back up to the c (More)
Rwanda: Flawed Elections and the Politics of 'Genocide Denial'
JURIST Guest Columnist Peter Erlinder, defense counsel at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Professor of Law at William Mitchell College of Law says that even though the White House is now more openly critical of Rwandan President Pa (More)
The Future of the EU Constitution: Escaping the Ratification Maze
JURIST Guest Columnist Dr. Laurent Pech, Jean Monnet Lecturer in European Union Law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, says that while it's too early to abandon the troubled European constitution, significant strategic and political a (More)
Same-sex marriage ban ruling [NY SC]
Hernandez and Cohen et al. v. Robles, New York Supreme Court, Justice Doris Ling-Cohan, February 5, 2005 . Excerpt:As a society, we recognize that the decision of whether and whomto marry is life-transforming. It is a unique expression of a private b (More)
"Faithless Electors": The Wild Card
In past elections, so-called "faithless electors" cast innocuously eccentric votes that provided a quaint reminder of one of the archaic curiosities of the presidential selection process. After providing a rare element of surprise in the otherwise pe (More)