Sticks and Stones – Words and Consequences

By Wayne McCormack for  Thousands of gallons of ink are being spilled about the attack on Charlie Hebdo, almost all condemning the violence, some questioning the extent to which ridicule is appropriate, and some even tending to assert the need for a police state to monitor and detain any person who might be potentially […]

McCormack Participates in TribTalk Discussion on U.S. Interrogation Techniques

Wayne McCormack, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, participated in a December 10 Trib Talk video chat sponsored by The Salt Lake Tribune, “Are U.S. interrogation techniques torture?” In addition to McCormack, other participants include attorney and former Army brigadier general David Irvine and Salt Lake Tribune reporter […]

McCormack to Appear on Two Veterans Day Panels

On Tuesday, November 11, 2014, Wayne McCormack will appear on two different Veterans Day panels, one at the Downtown Salt Lake City Library and the other on the University of Utah campus. In addition, his article “International Crime and Punishment: The Gap Through Which to Drive a Mafia” is in the final stages of editing […]

McCormack to Present at German Conference on Judicial Fairness

From October 24-26, Wayne McCormack, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will present at a conference at Osnabrück University in Germany. The conference, Ensuring Fairness in Cases Involving Foreign Parties in Domestic Courts, is sponsored by the International Association of Judicial Independence and World Peace.

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 […]