PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The actions of federal law enforcement officers during protests in Oregon’s largest city, carried out without the consent of local officials, raise the prospect of a constitutional crisis — a crisis that could worsen as weeks of protests find renewed interest in clashes with camouflaged andRead More →

VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia – Regent University School of Law announced the opening of the Robertson Center for Constitutional Law. The Robertson Center for Constitutional Law will draw on the expertise of faculty, students, and its global network of alumni and legal experts to promote free speech, separation of powers, andRead More →

TOP LINEPresident Trump spent part of his daily White House briefing on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic accusing Democrats of blocking his judicial nominations and threatened to adjourn both houses of Congress to make vacation nominations, referring to an executive branch that does not grant him as broad an authority asRead More →

According to studies, 1 in 3 Americans age 18 and older have a criminal record. These cases can have serious repercussions on the lives of those who have been arrested or convicted. Having a criminal record can complicate your personal, professional and family life. Criminal convictions can prevent you fromRead More →

What is international law? International law concerns relations between States and between nations. He understands: international commercial arbitration international criminal law international dispute resolution international environmental law international human rights law international humanitarian law refugee law the law of the sea. Postgraduate studies in International Law are suitable for lawyers,Read More →

US President Donald Trump’s plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict flagrantly violates international law. But it also confirms Israel’s recognition that it cannot escape all international law all the time. In particular, it demonstrates that the potential reach of the International Criminal Court (ICC) poses a threat to Israel inRead More →

Editor’s note: Iran missile attack on US base in Iraq in retaliation for Trump administration kills Iranian General Qassem Soleimani has dramatically escalated global tensions. Dozens of questions swirled around the events. Beyond the politics, international law and Middle East scholar David Mednicoff of the University of Massachusetts Amherst addressesRead More →

OPINION: Dark clouds continue to hover on the horizon. Sailors’ weather lore, “red skies in the morning, sailors (fishermen) take the warning”, resonates strongly due to China’s high-pressure drilling operations located at Vanguard Bank, inside the economic zone exclusive territory (EEZ) of Vietnam. Last month’s Center for Strategic and InternationalRead More →

Benjamin Eidelson, an expert in constitutional law and legal theory, joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor, effective July 1. Trained in both law and philosophy, Eidelson specializes in issues at the intersection of the two disciplines. Her work explores the interplay of legal doctrines and moralRead More →

Benjamin Eidelson, an expert in constitutional law and legal theory, joined the Harvard Law School faculty as an assistant professor, effective July 1. Trained in both law and philosophy, Eidelson specializes in issues at the intersection of the two disciplines. Her work explores the interplay of legal doctrines and moralRead More →

Her list of references doesn’t mean she’s as intimidating as she looks; friendly and inviting, it’s baffling how cool Aleksandra stays when you think about the pressure she works under. Speaking to her for our Women in Law edition, we explain why criminal law is dominated by men and whyRead More →

Brae Lewis, 17, and his girlfriend, Kyesha Finemore, 15, have had a tumultuous relationship involving frequent arguments and even physical abuse. But one fateful day in May 2016, the level of violence rose to a whole new level. During an argument, Brae doused his partner with gasoline before “snapping” aRead More →

The practical importance of constitutional law is evident in media coverage of burning issues such as health care, gun control, ballot access, abortion, and same-sex marriage, all recent (and possibly future) of deliberation and binding decision by the United States Supreme Court. In the introduction to their new book, UnitedRead More →

The new Constitutional Law 3/2018, of December 5, 2018, on the Protection of Personal Data and the Guarantee of Digital Rights (“LOPDGDD” in its Spanish acronym) was published yesterday in the Spanish Official Gazette (BOE). The LOPDGDD completes the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and enshrines a new heritage ofRead More →

The representative form of American constitutional democracy is on the verge of collapse because of political corruption at the highest levels and the concurrent decline of civility and growing mob behavior. A fundamental and deep division prevents the government from repairing itself. But we the people can play a decisiveRead More →

Judge Anthony Kennedy. (Photo: Eric Thayer/Getty Images) In a move that guarantees a major political upheaval, Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Kennedy, the court’s most senior member, had long been his centrist vote, siding in favor of legalizing same-sex marriage and preserving RoeRead More →

Nebraska calls him a habitual criminal. This means that if someone has served time in prison for serious crimes – the third time you are caught – prosecutors can add at least 10 years to your sentence. Currently, 182 people locked up in Nebraska prisons carry the official label ofRead More →

The Saudi-led coalition carried out 87 unlawful attacks killing nearly 1,000 civilians, according to Human Rights Watch. Saudi Arabia has violated international humanitarian law in Yemen and unjustly imprisoned activists peacefully seeking social reform, a human rights group said on Thursday. The Saudi-led military coalition that bombarded Houthi rebels inRead More →

The Spanish government considers the planned referendum on Catalan independence to be unconstitutional, but supporters of the referendum have argued that Catalonia should have the legal right to hold the vote. Domenico Giannino states that although both sides have made legal arguments, this is a situation that can only beRead More →

Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked and Education Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday evening unveiled a plan to strengthen Israel’s constitutional laws at the expense of the Supreme Court. The two ministers, from the nationalist-Orthodox Jewish Home party, said their initiative would “restore the balance” between the legislature and the judiciary, whileRead More →

With much of the United States divided on various political and social issues, prospective law students may be excited about the idea of ​​defending Americans’ rights and freedoms through the practice of constitutional law. But law professors and practicing lawyers say legal jobs focused exclusively on constitutional law are extremelyRead More →

In an article recently published in the North West Law Review titled “Democratizing Criminal Law as an Abolitionist Project,” Penn Law professor Dorothy Roberts presents an alternative vision of criminal justice. According to Dorothy Roberts, an expert on race, gender and the law, making the criminal justice systemRead More →

A panel of experts at the Feb. 1 Campus Conversation event discussed the Trump administration and constitutional law. (Photo: Vibhu S. Rangavasan) Is the American Constitution equipped to prevent our democratic institutions from falling back into authoritarian institutions? Not really, said comparative constitution scholar Tom Ginsburg during a conversation eventRead More →

Why do we compare the Constitutions? Why should we? These were the questionsasked by Santiago Legarre, professor at Universidad Católica Argentina, during a conference at Harvard Law School on January 11 sponsored by HLS’s American Incorporation Company. Legarre set out to defend a natural law theory of comparative constitutional lawRead More →

CHAMPAIGN, Illinois — Vikram Amar, senior associate dean for academic affairs and professor of law at the University of California at Davis School of Law, has been named dean of the University of Illinois College of Lawpending U board approval. of I. at its July 23 meeting in Chicago. Amar,Read More →

Stanford Report, April 20, 2015 Stanford law professor William Cohen’s constitutional law casebook has given generations of law students a clear path to a better understanding of the court’s doctrinal issues. By Terry Nagel Courtesy of Stanford Law School William Cohen was a renowned professor of constitutional law, federal jurisdictionRead More →

In the arena Talking and tinkering may not be enough to make the former law professor’s surveillance program legal. By JONATHAN HAFETZ January 17, 2014 Jonathan Hafetz is an Associate Professor of Law at Seton Hall University School of Law. In his speech intended to allay concerns about government surveillance,Read More →

It turns out that condemning an entire faith and singling out its followers for disadvantaged and unequal treatment by the government violates the Constitution. This principle may seem obvious to anyone who has read the Constitution, but the state of Oklahoma and its constituents have failed to get the message,Read More →