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Jordan Paust

Jordan Paust has no picture Professor Paust has written several books and over 150 articles and essays addressing a wide array of international legal issues. He is often asked to provide expert advice to various media and organizations on international legal matters and he has served in numerous leadership capacities in local, national and international groups dealing with International Law, Human Rights, and International Criminal Law. He has chaired the International Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools and the Committee on International Law and the Use of Force of the ABA. He has also served on the President's Committee and Executive Council of the American Society of International Law and is currently Co-Chair of the ASIL's International Criminal Law Interest Group. His publicatioins have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court, other courts, and international tribunals. Professor Paust joined the Law Center faculty in 1975 as an International Law expert. He was a Fulbright Professor at the University of Salzburg (Austria), a Ford Foundation Fellow at Yale University and visiting Ball Eminent Scholar University Chair at Florida State University. Contact: JPaust@central.UH.edu
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Original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court etc.

Congress cannot obviate original jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, but it can sometimes limit the jurisdiction of lower federal courts – but can it do so in such a manner as to unconstitutionally thwart “judicial power” based in the U.S. Constitution., Art. III? 

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An Unsafe Harbor On Detainee Treatment

Unsafe Harbor: The GOP 'Compromise' on Detainee Treatment

Congressional adoption of the recent “compromise” between three Republican Senators and President Bush does not provide proper legal guidance to U.S. interrogators, and adherence merely to its standards would place the United States in violation of common Article 3 and other provisions of the 1949 Geneva Conventions,  not to mention similar provisions in several other international treaties and instruments and customary international law. Those who would authorize, abet, or implement the “compromise” language in violation of common Article 3 would be subject to criminal and civil sanctions outside the United States in any foreign forum and in certain international courts.

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