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9 Nov 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] If you have not already done so, please update all of your bookmarks and RSS feeds to jurist.org. As part of our continuing transition from our old domain (jurist.law.pitt.edu) to our current domain (jurist.org), the University of Pittsburgh will soon be disabling public access to our old server. … [read more]


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31 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP. Our spring fund drive ends in just a few hours! Your response has been phenomenal - we've raised 25% of our annual goal and have eclipsed 100 individual donors. Don't stop now! Another $1,500 means we'll be 30% funded for the coming year. … [read more]


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30 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP. Our spring fund drive ends tomorrow! Our annual goal is $30,000, and as of this posting we have just about hit the 25% mark. Your response has been phenomenal, but another $1,500 means we'll be 30% funded for the coming year. . .another … [read more]


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28 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] WE STILL NEED YOUR HELP. Our spring fund drive ends on March 31 - that's only THREE days! Our annual goal is $30,000, so if we can raise another $1,100 during this drive, we'll be 25% funded. . .another $3,600 and we'll be 33% funded. Help make it … [read more]


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27 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] WE NEED YOUR HELP. Our spring fund drive ends on March 31 - that's only four days! Our annual goal is $30,000, so if we can raise another $1,500 during this drive, we'll be 25% funded. . .another $4,000 and we'll be 33% funded. Help make it happen! … [read more]


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26 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] WE NEED YOUR HELP. Our spring fund drive ends in just a few days, and we still have a lot of work to do. As previously mentioned, due to general economic circumstances completely outside of our control, we are anticipating a significant reduction in funding (meaning several tens … [read more]


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24 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] Over the past couple weeks, several people have asked why JURIST needs to raise funds. You can read all the details on these pages, but the most direct answer is that it all comes back to budget cuts. Due to general economic circumstances completely outside of our control, … [read more]


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22 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] Over the past couple weeks, several people have asked why JURIST needs to raise funds. You can read all the details on these pages, but the most direct answer is that it all comes back to budget cuts. Due to general economic circumstances completely outside of our control, … [read more]


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20 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] Over the past couple weeks, several people have asked why JURIST needs to raise funds. You can read all the details on these pages, but the most direct answer is that it all comes back to budget cuts. Due to general economic circumstances completely outside of our control, … [read more]


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17 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] How much is JURIST worth to you? Please let us know by donating today. For as little as $10, you can show you believe in JURIST. We greatly appreciate your support! To continue to pursue our mission, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Although we receive support from the University … [read more]


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12 Mar 2012
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST announcement] How much is JURIST worth to you? Please let us know by donating today. For as little as $10, you can show you believe in JURIST. We greatly appreciate your support! If you value JURIST, please consider donating so that we can continue to bring you the substantive … [read more]


Legal News
6 Oct 2011
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] Derrick Bell, a leading legal scholar and the first tenured African-American professor at Harvard Law School [official website], died Wednesday in New York of carcinoid cancer. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bell graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law [official website] in 1957, the only African-American … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] The trial of 24 suspected members of an al-Quaida cell in Spain began in Madrid Friday. Three of the suspects allegedly used Spain as a staging ground for the September 11, 2001 attacks [JURIST news archive] against targets in the United States. Spain is now the second European country, … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Stephen Breyer, and Antonin Scalia gave candid reactions to recent criticisms of the "activist" federal judiciary in a rare joint interview-cum-converation moderated by NBC's Tim Russert at the National Archives Thursday. O'Connor and Breyer agreed that such criticism was "nothing new," pointing out that sometimes … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] The National Center for State Courts [official NCSC website] has asked Congress to earmark 1-3 percent of new homeland security grants to states for use in improving security at courthouses. The request comes in the wake of recent incidents at several courthouses, including last month's murder of Judge Rowland … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] The lower house of the Spanish Parliament [official website, in English] has approved a bill to legalize same-sex marriages, a measure sponsored by Spain's ruling Socialist Party. The bill, passed Thursday, now moves to the Senate [official website, in English], where the Socialists have strong support. Adoption of the … [read more]


Legal News
22 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] One day after a Michigan probate court ordered Yahoo! [portal entry] to release the contents of an e-mail account belonging to deceased Marine Justin Ellsworth [memorial website], the company complied Thursday by delivering a CD of the private documents to Ellsworth's father, John Ellsworth. The case highlighted a conflict … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] Twelve detainees were injured Thursday night when a fight broke out at the US Camp Bucca prison camp [Wikipedia entry; JURIST news archive] in southern Iraq triggered by the murder of an inmate. The US military confirmed the fight among detainees in a statement [US Central Command news release] … [read more]


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15 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] Prosecutors have dropped objections to the release of four high ranking Serbian officials ahead of their trial for war crimes, allowing them to return to Belgrade as early as today. The four include Milan Milutinovic, a former Serbian president under Slobodan Milosevic, along with Nikola Sainovic, Dragoljub Ojdanic and … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] Two high-ranking but unidentified United Nations officials have been cited in the criminal complaint [PDF] released Thursday against South Korean businessman Tongsun Park for his involvement in the Iraq oil-for-food scandal [JURIST news archive]. Park is accused of accepting millions of dollars from the Iraqi government while operating in … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] The US Army [official website] has announed that it has reopened an investigation into the death of Mohammad Munim al-Izmerly, an Iraqi scientist who died after 10 months in US custody. Al-Izmerly was alleged to have experimented with the use of poisons on prisoners during Saddam Hussein's regime. When … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] The New York Court of Appeals [official website], the state's highest court, ruled Thursday that the New York City Fire Department [official website] must release portions of audiotapes and transcripts from 911 calls related to the 2001 terrorist attacks. Specifically, it held that the Fire Department must release the … [read more]


Legal News
25 Mar 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] The UN Security Council Thursday unanimously voted to send over 10,000 peacekeepers to Sudan [JURIST news archive] in an effort to monitor a peace deal [JURIST report] intended to end a 21-year civil war. The resolution sidesteps issues regarding sanctions for war crimes in the country's Darfur region. In … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] In eleventh-hour attempts to prevent the removal of Terri Schiavo's feeding tube scheduled for 1 PM Friday, US congressional committees Friday morning called hearings and issued subpoenas that could procedurally delay the withdrawal. The Senate Health Committee chaired by Mike Enzi called Schiavo and her husband Michael to testify … [read more]


Legal News
18 Mar 2005
by Matthew Shames

[JURIST] In an effort to counter opponents of this summer's scheduled pullout from the Gaza Strip [JURIST report], the Israeli government Friday banned new settlers from moving into the area. The ban came in the form of an Israeli army order "signed in accordance with the decision made by the … [read more]

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