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by Andrew Morgan

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.Some argue that a US use of armed force in Syria would violate the United Nations Charter in the absence of a UN Security Council …

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by Andrew Morgan

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 …

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by Jordan Paust

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center provides several legal justifications under the UN Charter for the use of force in Syria...Some argue that a US use of armed force in Syria would violate the United Nations Charter in the absence of a UN Security …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Samar Warsi of the Muslim Civil Liberties Union says that police should not be permitted to perpetually contravene the strictures of the Fourth Amendment...A 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 …

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by Stephen Richer

View imageJURIST Guest Columnist Stephen Richer, University of Chicago Law School Class of 2015, analyzes the repercussions stemming from the recent New Mexico Supreme Court ruling that prohibits people from discriminating against LGBT individuals as clients, even if it contradicts their religious beliefs...On August 22, the New Mexico Supreme Court …

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by Patrick Corbett

JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Corbett of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School says that the Fifth Circuit's decision concerning cell site location information is constitutionally sound and that, for the time being, lower courts will have to work through its related privacy implications without the Supreme Court's direct guidance...In the …

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by Enver Hasani

JURIST Guest Columnist Enver Hasani of the University of Prishtina says...In the past two years we have grown accustomed to the violence in Syria. However, the latest reaction of the Western world towards the massive poisoning of Syrian citizens, hors de combat, seems …

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by Sandra Davidson

JURIST Guest Columnist Sandra Davidson, of the University of Missouri School of Law, says that by failing to provide shield protection at the Federal level, the US risks both a chilling effect on investigative journalism and increases the potential for the uncontrolled release of information ...Journalists who are performing their …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Curtis Doebbler of Webster University and Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations argues that the use of military force against Syria would constitute a violation of international law...Violence has been the greatest threat to human rights throughout the past two decades. Although the cold war between …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Patrick Brady, University of Maine School of Law Class of 2014, discusses Detroit's bankruptcy and pension holders' proactive defense of their rights...Although the pension holders of the city pension funds are at the heart of Detroit's financial woes, the holders are at a severe disadvantage with respect …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Caitlin McNamara, Pepperdine University School of Law Class of 2014, shares her first-hand experience and explains the procedural issues surrounding the trials for those accused of the September 11, 2001 attacks...This year will mark the twelfth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, yet the five men …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Nicholas Caselli, University of Chicago Law School Class of 2015, discusses the circuit split created by Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Sebelius and argues that the right of corporations to impose their religious beliefs was correctly denied..."For-profit, secular corporations cannot engage in religious exercise." With this sentence, …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist, Igor Shleypak, University of Illinois College of Law Class of 2014, discusses Detroit's bankruptcy, pension restructuring and how Chapter 9 bankruptcy may become a more viable option for local governments in financial trouble...Growing up in the Detroit area, there are constant reminders of the situation the Motor …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Nick Byrne, University of North Carolina School of Law Class of 2015, analyzes the repercussions — both intended and otherwise — that will arise from the recent North Carolina legislation requiring government-issued IDs at elections...In the final hours of the North Carolina General Assembly's 2013 session, the …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Alyson Schwartz, Indiana University Maurer School of Law Class of 2015, examines Tummino v. Hamburg and concludes that the district court correctly decided the case...Although it has been years since I was an teenager, I have been unable to forget the frantic desperation of racing against the …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Theodore Seto of the Loyola Law School of Los Angeles says the US Supreme Court's decision in US v. Windsor will not be its last concerning same-sex marriage, due to its repercussions on federal and state law interplay...In US v Windsor, the Supreme Court struck down DOMA, …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Sarah Crawford of the National Partnership for Women & Families argues that the Supreme Court has made it more difficult for workers to hold employers accountable for supervisor harassment...In June, the US Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to workers' rights in Vance v. Ball State University …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Liz Clark Rinehart, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Class of 2015, explores the role of reverse jury nullification in the context of the George Zimmerman trial...The response was predictable, even to those who had maintained hope for a different outcome. After the jury …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnists Douglas Cox and Ramzi Kassem, Associate Professors at the City University of New York School of Law say that the National Security Council needs to return to previous levels of oversight and legal restriction... In yet another troubling illustration of government secrecy and evasion of accountability, the …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Rana Rizwan Hussain of Hussain & Associates argues that a recent decision by the Lahore High Court is significant for various reasons, most notably for motivating judicial impartiality and strengthening the rule of law..."In a country governed by laws where the rule of law reigns supreme, no …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth B. Wydra of the Constitutional Accountability Center discuss the impact of Supreme Court's Decision in Hollingsworth v. PerryThe very first sentence of Chief Justice Roberts' opinion for the Supreme Court in the challenge to California's Proposition 8, Hollingsworth v. Perry, observes that "he public is …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Adam R. Banner discusses the US Supreme Court's request for clarification on the controversial Oklahoma House Bill 1970...Oklahoma has long had a reputation as one of the most conservative states in our nation. However, the Oklahoma Supreme Court is proving itself a bit more liberal as of …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist David J. Hacker of the Alliance Defending Freedom argues that the US Supreme Court's decision in Nassar protects the mixed-motive framework provided for First Amendment retaliation claims...In June, the US Supreme Court decided University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, holding 5-4 that plaintiffs must …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Wells of the University of Missouri - Columbia School of Law says that the broad provisions of the Espionage Act raise significant First Amendment concerns, mainly that government officials can control all debates by allowing favorable leaks while punishing embarrassing or critical ones ...Last month, Edward …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. In his second piece, he calls for reform of the Foreign Assistance Act...Recent politics in Egypt have left US political leaders and White House lawyers quibbling over …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist David J. Marshall of Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLP says that a broad reading of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act's whistleblower provision must be adopted ...In the years to come, many appellate courts will face a similar decision to the one faced by the US Court of Appeals for …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Steven Aiello, LLB Candidate, University of London, considers foreign aid and how it applies to Egypt in a two-part series. Here, he examines whether or not the situation is a coup and how this affects foreign aid ...July 3, 2013 was a momentous day for Egyptians, but …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist George B. Washington of the Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, Integration & Immigrant Rights, and Fight for Equality By Any Means Necessary discusses the repercussions of Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action ...In the fall term of 2013, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Elizabeth Megale of Savannah Law School examines Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law in the context of the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman...In terms of the law, the verdict in State of Florida v. George Zimmerman is legally sound; it is the "correct" verdict of a jury bound …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Maxwell Slackman, George Mason University School of Law Class of 2014 discusses US Internet privacy standards, the economic ramifications of national security leaks and why the US should compete for foreign Internet consumers... Edward Snowden's recent leaks exposing the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM program have prompted …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Brice Biggins, George Mason University School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the rarity of treason charges in the US and argues that Edward Snowden should be charged with violating the Espionage Act of 1917... After leaking the existence of the National Security Agency's (NSA) PRISM program …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Megan Lindsey, counsel for the National Council for Adoption, discusses the legal and practical impact of the US Supreme Court's decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl...I think the US Supreme Court got it right. We'll just start there. When I wrote on this case before, I …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of the Lewis & Clark Law School says that the key issue in assessing the espionage charge against Edward Snowden is whether his disclosure of the gathering of call data harmed the US or helped a foreign nation...Several weeks ago, The Guardian's Glenn Greenwald broke …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Angelique Devaux argues that the valuable role played by French notaries should not be altered to create what the European Commission would deem to be a more competitive environment...We have all heard the phrase, "Rome wasn't built in a day." The same can easily be said about …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Charles Moure of Harris & Moure, pllc argues that the recent expansion of Rule B actions by various courts serves an important purpose in regulating the international shipping industry by responding appropriately to the fleeting nature of offshore shipping charter companies.Shipping is risky business. Commercial shipping carries …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Rae T. Vann of the Equal Opportunity Advisory Council argues that the Supreme Court's ruling in Vance v. Ball State University brought more certainty to Title VII harassment cases, but ambiguity remains ...In an important decision under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Andrea Miller, University of Minnesota Law School Class of 2015, explains how Judge Korman's decision in Tummino v. Hamburg creates solid policy and legal precedent...US District Judge Edward Korman recently brought some much-needed closure to a 12-year legal debate over the regulatory status of emergency contraception (EC …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnists Hank Asbill, Brian Murray and Andrew Pinson of Jones Day argue that the Supreme Court's recent decision in Salinas v. Texas leaves a host of critical questions unanswered...When we previewed the Supreme Court's oral argument in Salinas v. Texas this past March, we framed the plain-English question …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnists William C. Sammons and Lydia S. Hu of Tydings & Rosenberg LLP argue that the US Supreme Court's decision in Maryland v. King correctly furthered the state's interest in solving crimes through the use of DNA...Garnering much national attention in what was described by Justice Alito at …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Abramson of Rimon PC argues that the US Supreme Court's restraint ensured the protection of useful genetic tools for the foreseeable future...A few months ago, my friend Professor Greg Dolin, MD, JD, Co-Director of the Center for Medicine and Law at the University of Baltimore and …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Jill Levenson of Lynn University criticizes the reliance of the Supreme Court and others on inaccurate sex offender data...In the US Supreme Court's recent decision upholding sex offender registration requirements (SORNA) under the Adam Walsh Act, the Court's opinion included the following statement: "SORNA's general …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Eric Goldstein of Human Rights Watch discusses the recent developments and ongoing pitfalls of the Moroccan judicial systemThe Moroccan police arrested Taki Machdoufi in El-Ayoun, Western Sahara, in 2010, and interrogated him over five days about fatal clashes that had just taken place between Sahrawi protesters and …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Mike Blackwell, Indiana University McKinney School of Law Class of 2013, discusses the US federal regulatory framework for liquefied natural gas exportation...Global energy markets are currently undergoing a number of significant changes. A recent and rapid expansion in the US domestic supply of natural gas, resulting mainly …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Roland Adjovi, Academic Director of the Arcadia Center for East African Studies says that by forbidding independent political candidates, the Tanzanian Constitution violates the African Union Charter on Human and People's Rights ... On June 14, 2013, the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights delivered its …

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by JURIST Contributor

JURIST Guest Columnist Jessica Levinson of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, examines the US Supreme Court's recent decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry...In a 5-4 opinion written by Chief Justice John Roberts, the US Supreme Court has ruled that there is simply no one left standing to appeal California's infamous 2008 …

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