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UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his support for the end to torture under all circumstances on Monday. Speaking on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture , Ban called the legal prohibition of torture "crystal clear (More)
CIA declassifies files on detention and interrogation program
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) on Tuesday declassified 50 documents related to its detention and Interrogation program pursuant to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This several hundred-page release covers internal CIA documents (More)
HRW urges prosecution of CIA officials for post-9/11 torture
Human Rights Watch (HRW) called Monday for the criminal prosecution of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and other US government officials for their participation in torture programs following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack. The repo (More)
Meshal v. Higgenbotham: Do All Lives Really Matter To Our Courts?
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law discusses the recent decision in Meshal v. Higgenbotham... In the Meshal decision on Friday, October 23, 2015, the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit found (as di (More)
Schuette Oral Argument: The Appalling Supreme Court
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law examines the recent oral arguments in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action ... (More)
Connecticut Repeal of Capital Punishment Signals National Trend
JURIST Guest Columnist Ben Jones, Executive Director for the Connecticut Network to Abolish the Death Penalty, says that Connecticut's repeal of the death penalty is one of the first of a trend of states moving away from capital punishment ... (More)
International Law and the American Project Since 9/11
JURIST Contributing Editor Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that despite the plethora of legal and cultural changes that have occurred in the US since September 11, 2001, international law remains the same as it was a de (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)
Post-Osama: The Way Forward for the United States
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin G. Davis, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law, answers a few questions about Osama Bin Laden's death and discusses what it might mean in terms of foreign affairs and domestic attitu (More)