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Conscience Wars and Complicity Claims

Conscience Wars and Complicity Claims

A new front is opening in the culture wars. Persons of faith are now seeking religious exemptions from laws ...
The US Constitutional Status of Same-Sex Marriage – An Issue that Can No Longer be Avoided

The US Constitutional Status of Same-Sex Marriage – An Issue that Can No Longer be Avoided

This week the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral argument in what will no doubt be considered one ...
Free Speech or Hate Speech? License Plates Drive SCOTUS to a Difficult Place

Free Speech or Hate Speech? License Plates Drive SCOTUS to a Difficult Place

Despite the fact the American Civil War ended some 150 years ago, the symbols of that conflict continue to be ...
The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The Geography of International Law and the Cyber Domain

The geographical scope of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) has engaged the interest of IHL experts for some years ...
Decisiones nominadas para la categoría Garrote en los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015 

Decisiones nominadas para la categoría Garrote en los Premios Género y Justicia al Descubierto 2015 

Jueces y juezas de todo el mundo tienen que hacerse responsables de las decisiones discriminatorias que toman y ...
The ‘Bludgeon’ Nominees in the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards 2015

The ‘Bludgeon’ Nominees in the Gender Justice Uncovered Awards 2015

Judges from all over the world should be held accountable for the discriminatory decisions they issue on matters ...
Glossip v. Gross: SCOTUS to Consider Oklahoma’s Lethal Injection Protocol

Glossip v. Gross: SCOTUS to Consider Oklahoma’s Lethal Injection Protocol

On Friday 23rd January, 2015, the US Supreme Court granted three Oklahoma death row inmates certiorari to ...
Nonsense on Stilts? Tommy the Chimp’s Legal Battle for ‘Non-Human Person Rights’ in the New York Courts

Nonsense on Stilts? Tommy the Chimp’s Legal Battle for ‘Non-Human Person Rights’ in the New York Courts

Tommy has been imprisoned for most of his life. Locked in a room in upstate New York, he has no money and cannot ...
Where will the US go after Kiobel?

Where will the US go after Kiobel?

Last year, the landmark US Supreme Court decision of Kiobel held that the presumption against extraterritorial ...
Federal Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty as Unconstitutional

Federal Judge Strikes Down California Death Penalty as Unconstitutional

In a stunning – and possibly prescient – decision, United States District Court Judge Cormac J. Carney of the ...
Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

Vergara Ruling Poses Problems for Separation of Powers and Academic Freedom

On June 10th, handing down judgment in Vergara v. California, the California Supreme Court struck down three ...
Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

Burwell v Hobby Lobby – a narrow decision?

This week the Supreme Court of the United States delivered judgment in the eagerly anticipated case of Burwell v ...

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