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The Dakota Access Pipeline: A Legal Environmental Justice Perspective
JURIST Guest Columnist Dayna Jones, a law student at Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the intersection of law and environmental justice concerning the the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the Dakota Access Pipeline... The largest multi-tribal gat (More)
Cicero, International Law, and the Oil in Iraq
JURIST 2016 Law of Armed Conflict Contributing Editor Laurie R. Blank of the Emory University School of Law discusses recent political comments concerning application of law during times of war...The apparent deliberate bombing of a UN relief convoy (More)
On Human Rights, California is Better than Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, and Texas!
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Cooper, a former DC public defender, addresses prosecutor Michele Hanisee's remarks concerning the death penalty in California... Speaking in favor of Proposition 66, the ballot initiative that seeks to (More)
Justice Unblinded
JURIST Guest Columnist Andreas Kuersten, Law Clerk for the US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces (CAAF), discusses racial bias' impact on black individuals, both in court and on the bench...The personification of justice is a blindfolded woman hol (More)
Ginsburg's Remarks About Trump are Part of a Trend Toward Inappropriate Extra-Judicial Speech
JURIST Contributing Editor William G. Ross of the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University discusses Justice Ruth B. Ginsburg's open public opinion concerning Trumps' candidacy for presidency... Since justices during recent years have been incr (More)
Egypt's New Cybercrime Law: Another Legislative Failure
JURIST Guest Columnist Mohamed Abdelaal of McKinney School of Law and Alexandria School of Law discusses the significance of Egypt's new cybercrime draft law... On May 10, 2016, the Egyptian House of Representatives began to consider a new 33-article (More)
Proposition 66, The "Death Penalty Reform and Savings Act of 2016," is Fool's Gold for Californians
JURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Cooper, a former DC public defender discusses how California's Proposition 66 will fail to reform California's fractured death penalty system... "Californians for Death Penalty Savings and Reform"— (More)
When Prosecutors Parade, Criminal Justice Becomes a Circus
JURIST Guest Columnists Stephen Cooper and Donnie W. Bethel discuss the effect of the behavior of Prosecutors who parade their cases to the media has on the Criminal Justice system... Call us 'old school', but like the Honorable Scot (More)
The Brexit Legal Mess—Falling Into a Black Hole?
JURIST Guest Columnist Larry Eaker, former Professor at the American University of Paris discusses the possible legal consequences of the UK's decision to exit the EU... As a historian, I fear Brexit could be the beginning of the destruction not on (More)
Overcriminalization & Mass Incarceration: SCOTUS' Decision in the Hobbs Act Case Will Increase Both
JURIST Guest Columnists Donnie W. Bethel and Stephen A. Cooper discuss how recent Supreme Court's decision related to the Hobbs Act only serves to further take up space and resources in the federal prisons... People of all persuasion (More)