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US immigration judge rules former El Salvador general may be deported

[JURIST] A federal immigration judge in Florida decided Thursday that former El Salvador General Carlos Eugenio Vides Casanova can be deported for war crimes and crimes against humanity committed while in El Salvador. Judge James Grim found [NYTimes report] that Vides assisted in both the killing of four American women... [full story]

Somalia ex-PM will not contest war crimes claims in US court

[JURIST] Former Somali prime minister Mohamed Ali Samantar on Thursday accepted legal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website]. The civil suit [case summary] was brought by the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) [advocacy website].... [more]
Rights groups bring new challenge against Wisconsin voter ID law
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State AGs file suit to block new contraception mandates
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US soldier formally charged for leaking information to Wikileaks
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Ninth Circuit upholds California law requiring DNA samples from arrestees
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Ninth Circuit rules 'Armenian genocide' victims not entitled to seek compensation
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Maryland Senate sends same-sex marriage bill to governor
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Guantanamo detainee agrees to testify for plea deal
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Virginia House passes watered-down abortion ultrasound bill
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Ivory Coast post-election violence investigation flawed: HRW
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UN report: conflict-related sexual violence is global risk
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Italy violated human rights by transferring migrants to Libya: ECHR
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Proposition 8 and the Metaphysics of Marriage
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Robert Rodes
University of Notre Dame Law School


Potential Perils of Localizing International Criminal Justice
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Gregory Gordon
University of North Dakota Law

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Same-Sex Marriage2/23
The heated debate over same-sex marriage is one of the most polarizing issues currently facing the American legal community. It is a controversy being played out in every branch of the federal government, from the floor of the US Senate to the Oval Office. It ...." [more]

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Obama administration sought delay of DADT review

On February 25, 2011, the Obama administration requested in a brief [PDF] that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit delay its review of an order striking down the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. The administration sought the delay after President...." [more]
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US Targeted Killing Policy Unjustified2/24
JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, argues that the decision to use the legal classification of "enemy combatant" does not justify the US policy of targeted killings...Earlier in the week, in a speech at Yale Law School, the Pentagon's ...." [more]
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Overturning the Stolen Valor Act to Preserve Free Speech2/22
JURIST Assistant Editor Kimberly Bennett, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, argues that the Stolen Valor Act is a piece of wartime legislation that is not the least restrictive means of furthering the government's interest and, as such, should be overturned... (Her ...." [more]
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Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments are Constitutional2/11
JURIST Guest Columnist James Kennedy, former administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board, argues that President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were an appropriate exercise of his constitutional powers based upon historical and judicial precedent...On January 4, President Obama ...." [more]
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