March 2014
4 Mar 2014

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]

September 2013
10 Sep 2013

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 … [read more]

5 Sep 2013

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 … [read more]

4 Sep 2013

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 … [read more]

3 Sep 2013

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, … [read more]

August 2013
28 Aug 2013

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 … [read more]

27 Aug 2013

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 … [read more]

21 Aug 2013

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 … [read more]

7 Aug 2013

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 … [read more]

July 2013
29 Jul 2013

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 … [read more]

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