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January 2015
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.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 … [read more]

February 2014
21 Feb 2014

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 … [read more]

August 2013
8 Aug 2013

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 … [read more]

July 2013
31 Jul 2013

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 … [read more]

31 Jul 2013

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 [PDF], observes that "[t]he public is … [read more]

30 Jul 2013

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 … [read more]

29 Jul 2013

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 [PDF], holding 5-4 that plaintiffs must … [read more]

29 Jul 2013

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 … [read more]

22 Jul 2013

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 … [read more]

17 Jul 2013

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 … [read more]

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