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Gutting the Geneva Conventions in the 'War on Terror'
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the President's recent Executive Order interpreting Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions for US interrogations practice is an invalid and illegal act ... (More)
Against a US 'Terrorists' Court'
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says it is a sad day for America when respected legal scholars writing in the New York Times are advocating a separate US judicial regime - what they call a "nation (More)
Dangerous Discretion: State Secrets and the El-Masri Rendition Case
JURIST Guest Columnist Aziz Huq, Director of the Liberty and National Security Project at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, says that the El-Masri v. Tenet ruling represents a dangerous trend in "state secrets" cases towa (More)
The Un-American Way: The Kafkaesque Case of Khalid El-Masri
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the dismissal of Khalid el-Masri's rendition appeal on state secrets grounds leaves him without right or remedy, just like the iconic Joseph K. in Franz Ka (More)
International Law is US Law Too
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that despite recent disparaging comments by US Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff, international law is also American law, and we must respect our obligations as c (More)
'All the Laws But One': Parsing the Military Commissions Bill
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the overall theme of the "compromise" military commissions bill seems to be the highly-problematic creation of a unique legal regime for a specific g (More)
Moving Beyond Secret Prisons
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that President Bush's acknowledgement that high-level terror detainees have been held in secret CIA prisons should be the beginning of a cleansing process in wh (More)
Speaking Truth to Power: US International Lawyers at a Crossroads
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that at its 100th annual meeting this week in Washington, DC, the American Society of International Law is being called upon to take a stand on the laws of war and (More)
Coretta Scott King
Benjamin G. Davis : "Thank you Coretta for all of your good works helping humanity progress in the United States and around the world. You were a person of action and gentleness. Martin and you did YOUR work - not his or hers. You have raised (More)
Heeding MLK's Call to Action
JURIST Guest Columnist Benjamin Davis of the University of Toledo College of Law says that the memory and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (MLK) calls us from complacency and careerism to act against injustice and help the poor and the oppressed, (More)