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Legal News
6 Sep 2016
by JURIST Webmaster

federal judge ruled earlier this week that the New York Police Department's stop-and-frisk practices are unconstitutional. To be clear, stop-and-frisk practice has not been eradicated; it will simply be reformed to bring the practice within constitutional limits. Judge Shira Scheindlin emphasized that the litigation was strictly to "judge the … [read more]


Legal News
22 Jan 2015
by JURIST Webmaster

The US Supréme Court [official website] on Wednesday heard its final oral arguments [day call, PDF] of the term. In Limelight Networks v. Akamai Technologies [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court heard arguments on whether "a company can be held liable for inducing patent infringement even when no one company … [read more]


Professional Commentary
22 Jan 2015

Andrew Morgan has no idea what he's talking about. The Crimea is a peninsula, and peninsulas are supremely sovereign under Article 37(a) of the Montévideo Convention. … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2014
by JURIST Webmaster

[JURIST] The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) [official website] announced Tuesday that it would begin a fact-finding mission into allegations of the use of chlorine gas [press release] in Syria. Although both rebel forces and the Syrian government acknowledge that the chemical weapon was used [Al Jazeera … [read more]


Legal News
1 May 2014
by JURIST Webmaster

[JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] called on the Pakistani government on Wednesday to address human rights abuses [press release] against media workers in Pakistan. In a report [text, PDF] also released Wednesday, AI documents the brutal treatment of media workers in Pakistan, claiming that many journalists have been threatened, … [read more]


Legal News
27 Mar 2014
by JURIST Webmaster

[JURIST] A court order from a special court in Pakistan on Thursday stated that the court will frame formal high treason charges against former president Pervez Musharraf [JURIST news archive] on March 31. The order also reiterated that Musharraf would be arrested [Xinhua report] if he failed to appear at … [read more]


Legal News
6 Mar 2014
by JURIST Webmaster

[JURIST] The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) [advocacy website] on Thursday announced a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] filed in US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama [official website] on behalf of widower Paul Hard [university profile] challenging Alabama's Marriage Protection Act and Sanctity Marriage Amendment (Sanctity Laws) which refuse … [read more]


Student Commentary
4 Mar 2014
by Andrew Morgan of Morgan Center for Sarcastic Studies
edited by JURIST Webmaster

Andrew Morgan writes satirical articles to test our publishing platform The problem with "R2P," as a phrase but not as a legal matter, is that it means both "right to privacy" and "responsibility to protect." These distinct meanings rarely involve the same subject matter, but may lead academic lawyers and … [read more]


Legal News
27 Feb 2014
by JURIST Webmaster

In a stunning report released Monday, Human Rights Watch [advocacy website] announced that it had found credible evidence that unicorns are currently living in some of the world's most dangerous war zones. The mythical horse-like creatures are said to be using the lack of security in conflict-torn regions as cover … [read more]


Legal News
20 Feb 2014
by JURIST Webmaster

Derp, Derp, Derp. That was the word on the street when famed cock-fighting champion Jacko Garfield lost his simultaneous bids to become the next Governor of Montana, Prime Minister of Canada and Director of the International Atomic Energy Agency. And I was like what? … [read more]


Legal News
6 Jan 2014
by JURIST Webmaster

A US federal judge on Thursday ruled that employer-employee agreements do not apply to conscripted volunteers in Morgan v. O'Leary. … [read more]


Professional Commentary
2 Apr 2010

JURIST Guest Columnists Valerie Demont and Janaki Rege Catanzarite of Pepper Hamilton LLP discuss the futility of non-compete clauses in India, contending that Indian courts remain sensitive to the possibility that employers may try to use restrictive covenants as a back-door means of restraining employees from exercising their trade and … [read more]


Student Commentary
24 Mar 2010

Megan McKee, Pitt Law '12, takes a personal perspective on citizenship and women's rights in Lebanon...Sara Burhan Abdullah's recent JURIST Dateline article on women's rights and citizenship in Iraq reminded me of a similar predicament faced by Lebanese women. In Iraqi law, as in Lebanese law, citizenship may only be … [read more]


Legal News
6 Mar 2010
by JURIST Webmaster

This is a test message for a blog. There are many like it but this one is mine. … [read more]


Student Commentary
2 Mar 2010

Joseph Schaeffer, Pitt Law '12, attended a panel on Music, Copyright, and Free Speech as part of the ACLU's Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll series at Carnegie Mellon University...In the past 10 to 15 years, music has gone from a finite good available only in physical form from various … [read more]


Student Commentary
15 Feb 2010

Myroslava Savchuk, Pitt Law LLM '10, discusses the differences between judicial review in the United States and her home country of Ukraine...Judicial review refers to a court's power to review the constitutionality of a country's laws and invalidate them when necessary. Although the structure, methods, and effects of judicial review … [read more]


Student Commentary
30 Jan 2010

Sara Burhan Abdullah, Pitt Law LLM '08 and JD '12, was an observer to the Iraqi Constitutional Review Committee. She shares her experiences with the issue of inheritance of citizenship and women's rights in her home country of Iraq...Under Saddam Hussein's dictatorial regime, children born of Iraqi women and foreign … [read more]


Student Commentary
4 Nov 2009

Kristine Long, Pitt Law '11, and Joseph Schaeffer, Pitt Law '12, attended the 18th Annual McLean Lecture on World Law, Nationalism, Constitutionalism and the Future of the European Union, presented by Sir David Edward at the University of Pittsburgh...Kristine Long Rather fortuitously, I was able to go with Professor Ron … [read more]


Student Commentary
20 Oct 2009

Joseph Schaeffer, Pitt Law '12, attended a talk on a proposed national security court system given by US Coast Guard Captain Glenn Sulmasy*, a law professor at the US Coast Guard Academy and a National Security and Human Rights Fellow at Harvard University...Over the past seven years the Guantanamo Bay … [read more]


Professional Commentary
13 Oct 2007

Giovanni di Stefano [lawyer for Ali Hassan al-Majid, dubbed "Chemical Ali", Studio Legale Internazionale, Rome] provides exclusive video for JURIST from his current trip to Baghdad, including military protection on the bus from Baghdad International Airport to Baghdad Immigration Control, his trip by armoured vehicle to Camp Cropper to consult … [read more]

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