Degrade and Destroy

By Amos Guiora for the Global Justice Blog. [Note: This Global Justice Blog post is a counterpoint to a post earlier in the week by Professor Wayne McCormack titled, "Obama-Bashing Lets the Jihadists Suck Us In Again." Professor Guiora also asked that we link to President Obama's comments on ISIL dated September 10, 2014]   […]

Obama-Bashing Lets the Jihadists Suck Us In Again

by Wayne McCormack for the Global Justice Blog. [Note: I have three close colleagues and friends with on-the-ground combat experience on whom I tried a draft of this essay. I have never been in a military uniform and never fired a weapon. My friend and colleague Amos Guiora disagreed with my rant but promised to […]

McCormack Article Appears in Debut Issue of Romanian Legal Journal

Wayne McComack, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, published an article, “The Independence of Judiciary in the U.S.A.: Victim of Terrorism Declared War” in The Romanian Judges’ Forum Review. In the journal, McCormack’s article appears in English, Romanian and French. Click here to read the publication »

History, Ideals, and Global Conflict

by Wayne McCormack for the Global Justice Blog –  The United States is having severely detrimental effects on the post-Soviet world. This short essay is a sympathetic attempt to bring our society back to its own professed ideals. In most simple terms, those ideals of liberty should lead us to leave people alone except for defensive […]

Ukraine, American Crimes, and Self-Determination

by Wayne McCormack –  My Russian-born wife with relatives in the Crimea has been asking me some tough questions that deserve thoughtful and sincere answers. Unfortunately, I’m having trouble with some of the answers. Here are the major questions, which are very familiar to observers of the past several years: How can the U.S. talk […]

Is A Movement for Global Justice Possible?

by Wayne McCormack –  This poignant statement from Bill Moyers is 10 years old but should resonate powerfully today: Ideas have power – as long as they are not frozen in doctrine. But ideas need legs. The eight-hour day, the minimum wage, the conservation of natural resources and the protection of our air, water, and […]

The Sole Superpower’s Struggle with Good and Evil

by Wayne McCormack –  Human beings seem to be hard-wired to think in terms of good and evil. That tendency has contributed to the violence of our world as fundamentalists viewed history as a cosmic struggle between good and evil. Less extreme, but still problematic, are some of the polemics that are contributing to the […]

McCormack to Participate in Feb. 10 Panel on Abortion Legislation

On Tuesday, February 10, Wayne McCormack, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will present a slide show on the history of abortion legislation at a public forum titled “Abortion: Whose Rights?  Who’s Right?” The forum, which is designed to provide “promote respectful dialogue between people who disagree,” will […]

Human Trafficking is Our Personal Shame

by Wayne McCormack On January 10, 2014, the Center for Global Justice at the S.J. Quinney College of Law hosted a workshop on human trafficking. In teaching this subject for the past few years, I have been deeply moved by some 25-year-old male law students near tears after seeing portrayals in class related to child […]

McCormack Interviewed on 4Utah News About Recent Shootings

On November 5, Wayne McCormack, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, was interviewed by 4Utah on the recent spike in activing shooting incidents. In the interview, McCormack reflected that we shouldn’t trade freedoms for the promise of greater security: “I would much rather risk a bit of danger […]