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Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • Aug 3

    Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, Docket 15-457

    Microsoft Corp. v. Baker, Docket 15-457
    Class action: Class certification: Dismissal: Appeal: Art. III: (this is the concur. opinion).The plaintiffs in this case, respondents here, sued Mi­crosoft, petitioner here, to recover damages after they purchased allegedly faulty video…
  • Jul 26

    K.R. v. Super. Ct., S231709

    K.R. v. Super. Ct., S231709
    Plea agreements: juvenile proceedings: waiver: mandate:Plea negotiations and agreements are an accepted and integral component of the criminal justice system and essential to the expeditious and fair administration of our courts. Plea…
  • Jul 21

    P. v. Super. Ct., S232639

    P. v. Super. Ct., S232639
    Common law v. statute: (…) The general rule that we do not presume the Legislature intends to abrogate the common law unless it clearly and unequivocally says so. (Reynolds v. Bement (2005) 36 Cal.4th 1075 (Reynolds)). Reynolds, supra,…
Rank this Week: 12

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 18

    Life in South Florida (II)

    Life in South Florida (II)
    I see this ad frequently in the Miami Herald too — oddly it’s often near the car ads; even stranger, the link takes you to an all-Spanish-language site. Haven’t been tempted to try it, though. The post Life in South Florida…
  • Aug 16

    Life In South Florida (I)

    Life In South Florida (I)
    Do you get one of these ads every day in your paper? The post Life In South Florida (I) appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Aug 14

    That’s How You Do It

    That’s How You Do It
    Statement on Violence in Charlottesville from University of Miami President Julio Frenk As universities across the country prepare to welcome students for a new academic year, we are faced with an attack on our core values. The University of…
Rank this Week: 15

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
Rank this Week: 29

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Taking China Seriously on a North Korea Deal

    Taking China Seriously on a North Korea Deal
    With biannual joint U.S.-South Korea military exercises set to begin on Monday, the temperature on the Korean Peninsula has cooled, if only slightly, following a recent escalation in rhetoric between President Donald Trump and North Korean…
  • Aug 20

    How Should the Trump Administration Respond to Right-Wing Extremism?

    How Should the Trump Administration Respond to Right-Wing Extremism?
    Editor’s Note: The neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville and the killing of a counter-protester highlighted to Americans what terrorism watchers have long known: Right-wing extremism in the United States is alive and dangerous. Trump's…
  • Aug 19

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bobby Chesney and Michael Sulmeyer on NSA and Cyber Command

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bobby Chesney and Michael Sulmeyer on NSA and Cyber Command
    Friday morning, the White House announced it will elevate Cyber Command to a full unified combatant command. Within 60 days, the Secretary of Defense will recommend whether Cyber Command should also be split from the National Security Agency.…
Rank this Week: 61

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 93

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 20

    Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field

    Building a Sociology of Law for the Humanitarian Field
    Kristin Bergtora Sandvik and Kjersti Lohne Legal sociology has paid significant attention to human rights, but in contrast to legal anthropology, little focus has been given to humanitarianism. In this contribution, we ask, what does a legal…
  • Aug 15

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide

    Never again, again: The Yazidi Genocide
    On 15 August 2014, ISIS fighters ordered the Yazidis of Kocho to assemble in the village school. The women and younger children were forced upstairs while, on the ground floor, ISIS fighters divided the men and older boys in groups before…
  • Aug 15

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph

    Introducing Sareta Ashraph
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Sareta Ashraph. From May 2012 to November 2016, Sareta served as the Chief Analyst on the Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic, documenting violations of…
Rank this Week: 152

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 110

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 213

Detained by U.S.

Detained by U.S.

Covers detention in the war against terrorism. From New York Law School.

http://www.detainedbyus.org/commentary/
  • May 15

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?

    From Ludecke to Boumediene: A Path to Habeas for Bagram Detainees?
    “Whether and when it would be open to this Court to find that a war though merely formally kept alive had in fact ended, is a question too fraught with gravity even to be adequately formulated when not compelled.” Justice ……
  • May 11

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga

    Afghanistan’s Consultative Loya Jirga
    On Thursday, November 21, 2013, a council of roughly 3,000[1] Afghan tribal elders, civic leaders and other prominent figures gathered to debate the draft bilateral security agreement (BSA) between Afghanistan and the United States. The…
  • Feb 10

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?

    What Specific Security Assurances Does the Obama Administration Want?
    Persons detained by the U.S. at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), also known as Bagram, may pose a continuing threat to our security. But the nature of that threat, and how the U.S. plans to mitigate it past 2014, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 189

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 15

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference

    Save the Dates! Upcoming ABA International Conference
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law, with more than 20,000 members around the world, has some of the most interesting and productive conferences you'll find. Here's a list of upcoming events. Visit the ABA Section of…
  • Aug 15

    Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education

    Comparative and Trans-Systemic Legal Education
    Victor V. Ramraj, Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations and Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in Canada, spoke to students and faculty at the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in Thimphu, Bhutan. His topic for the...
  • Aug 12

    Reminder: ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program - Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2017

    Reminder: ASIL Women in International Law Mentoring Program - Application Deadline Extended to August 18, 2017
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and its Women in International Law Interest Group (WILIG) has extended the application deadline for its its fifth year of the Women in International Law Mentoring Program. Since 2013, over 420…
Rank this Week: 235

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Aug 20

    You Go, (Feminist) Boy

    You Go, (Feminist) Boy
    by Guest Blogger Prof. Justine Dunlap More than a fortnight ago, Scottish tennis player Andy Murray made my day. Mr. Murray, during a presser at Wimbledon, matter-of-factly corrected a reporter who asked a blanket question referencing…
  • Aug 17

    Learning from History

    Learning from History
    In times like these, history is an important source of perspective, ideas and even role models. One such role model is Pauli Murray (1910-1985), the African American lawyer whose ideas contributed so much to progressive lawyering and…
  • Aug 16

    Today, I Speak

    Today, I Speak
    by Sarah H. Paoletti, Practice Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School Compassion, vigilance and diligence. Those were the three action words I shared with my students when confronted with our collective and individual anxiety…
Rank this Week: 443

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Applying Chinese Law in US Courts: No Really, Despite it All

    Applying Chinese Law in US Courts: No Really, Despite it All
    Way back in 2008 I wrote a post immediately after one of my firm’s lawyers returned from a federal court hearing where the judge essentially said — near as I could tell without any basis in law — that service of an English…
  • Aug 19

    China Counterfeiting Cease and Desist Letters: The Power and the Risk

    China Counterfeiting Cease and Desist Letters: The Power and the Risk
    Hardly a week goes by without an American or a European company contacting one of our China lawyers wanting to retain us to “stop the counterfeits” of their products online and offline. Far too often these people believe one of…
  • Aug 18

    Beijing’s New Employment Laws: Terminating Probationary Employee

    Beijing’s New Employment Laws: Terminating Probationary Employee
    I have recently been focusing on Beijing with my China employment law posts because Beijing recently came out with new employment laws. The new laws, entitled the Responses to Several Issues Regarding Application of Law in Trial of Labor…
Rank this Week: 561

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Covers cultural heritage law and policy topics. By Ricardo A. St. Hilaire.

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Museum Loss Prevention: Apply Rigorous Due Diligence

    Museum Loss Prevention: Apply Rigorous Due Diligence
    Museums routinely and successfully protect their archaeological collections from threats of loss posed by theft, fire, natural disaster, and infrastructure failure. But do they effectively shield these collections from legal confiscation?Tom…
  • Jul 19

    Watch CPAC Live on July 19, 2017 at 1PM EDT

    Watch CPAC Live on July 19, 2017 at 1PM EDT
    The Roman Libyan site of Leptis Magna.The Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC) meets today to consider a request to erect American import protections on endangered cultural property from Libya.The meeting will take place today at 1…
  • Jul 10

    Hobby Lobby Forfeiture: $3 Million is Not a Fine. So What Is It?

    Hobby Lobby Forfeiture: $3 Million is Not a Fine. So What Is It?
    The case of United States v. Approximately Four Hundred Fifty (450) Ancient Cuneiform Tablets and Approximately Three Thousand (3,000) Ancient Clay Bullae--the Hobby Lobby cultural artifacts case--involves two parts:(1) the court forfeiture…
Rank this Week: 573

International Family Law

International Family Law

Covers international divorce law, international child custody, international child abduction and international prenuptial agreements. By Jeremy Morley.

http://www.internationalfamilylawfirm.com/
  • Jul 28

    Don't Rely on the Hague Convention for Overseas Visit

    Don't Rely on the Hague Convention for Overseas Visit
    When considering whether to be concerned that the other parent plans to take a child on an overseas visit - which is normally a great benefit to a child and should generally be encouraged - it can be a huge mistake to rely merely on the…
  • Jul 13

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law

    Monaco’s New Law on International Private Law
    Jeremy D. MorleyOn June 28, 2017 Monaco adopted a new Law on Private International Law. It sets forth the rules concerning divorce jurisdiction, authorizes spousal selection of the law to govern marital regimes, and provides rules concerning…
  • Jul 11

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction

    India’s Chief Justice and India’s Status as a Safe Haven for International Child Abduction
    by Jeremy D. MorleyOn July 8, 2017 the Chief Justice of India, Hon’ble Shri Jagdish Singh Khehar, addressed the issue of India’s failure to sign the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, in a…
Rank this Week: 611

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
  • Jun 14

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy

    Communication projects, campaigns & websites on peace, constitutionalism, rights, governance & democracy
    Compiled for the Centre for Policy Alternatives a list of websites around communications campaigns, advertisements, projects, websites and various other initiatives I’ve designed, developed or gave input into over the past couple of…
Rank this Week: 618

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • May 1

    Moving my blog site

    Moving my blog site
    Dear readers, Time to put The China Collection in your blog reader. After twelve years (I started in May 2005) and almost a million visits here at the Chinese Law Prof Blog, I'm making some major changes in my blogging....
  • Apr 17

    How to become a China lawyer

    How to become a China lawyer
    Here's a good blog post on that subject by Dan Harris at the China Law Blog. Must reading for students interested in this practice area.
  • Apr 15

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie

    Full Private Land Ownership Returns to China’s Citie
    Did that headline get your attention? If...
Rank this Week: 562

International Commercial Law Blog

International Commercial Law Blog

Covers international commercial law in the European Union. By M D M Studio Legale.

http://www.internationalcommerciallawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 604

Blog Arbitration

Blog Arbitration

Online Colloquium on Law & Practice of Arbitration Globally.

http://blogarbitration.com/
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Oct 25

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES

    INDIA AMENDS ARBITRATION LAW: SOME GREAT, SOME ABSURD CHANGES
    In this post, Sumit Rai, provides his first reaction as a brief critique of the most important changes introduced through an ordinance on 23 October 2015 to the Arbitration & Conciliation Act, 1996 Introduction The 1996 statute which has…
  • Jul 28

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement

    UK Supreme Court Allows Anti-Suit Injunction in favour of Arbitration Agreement
    In this post, Martin Andrew Jarret reviews UK Supreme Court’s landmark decision to grant anti-suit injunction in favour of an arbitration agreement despite no intention to initiate arbitration. Overview On 12 June 2013, the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 792

International Law Blog

International Law Blog

international law news, analysis, journals, conferences, and background. By Renee Dopplick.

http://www.insidejustice.com/
Rank this Week: 556

International Business Law Advisor

International Business Law Advisor

Covers international litigation and transactions. By Cueto Law Group P.L.

http://www.internationalbusinesslawadvisor.com
Rank this Week: 801

Cardozo Law Student Chapter -…

Cardozo Law Student Chapter - Children's Rights Institute

Cardozo law student division of CRI founded by 2010 Cardozo graduates Danielle Goldstein and Benjamin Ryberg. CRI-Cardozo has over 40 student members and is dedicated to raising awareness about human rights abuses against children.

http://www.childrensrightsinstitute.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 493

ComparativeLawBlog

ComparativeLawBlog

Covers comparative law and judicial decision making. By Jacco Bomhoff.

http://comparativelawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 5

    ComparativeLawBlog Dormant

    ComparativeLawBlog Dormant
    This Blog is on hold, and will be so for the foreseeable future. The archive, for what its worth, will remain online, at least for now.Sean Donlan and colleagues will continue posting on comparative law matters at…
  • Feb 28

    NOTICE: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

    NOTICE: International & Comparative Law Quarterly
    International & Comparative Law Quarterly (ICLQ), marks 60 years of publication in 2012. To mark the occasion the editorial board has taken the opportunity to reflect on the contribution the ICLQ has made in the key areas of legal…
  • Feb 12

    NOTICE: HERINGA & AKKERMANS ON EDUCATING EUROPEAN LAWYERS

    NOTICE: HERINGA & AKKERMANS ON EDUCATING EUROPEAN LAWYERS
    Intersentia has recently published Aalt Willem Heringa and Bram Akkermans (eds), Educating European Lawyers (2011). The description reads:
Rank this Week: 555

Transnational Law Blog

Transnational Law Blog

Covers laws which regulates actions or events that transcend national frontiers, including human rights, environmental law, immigration, intellectual property and space law. By Derek Deavenport, John Dermody, Travis Hodgkins and Christine Ngo.

http://transnationallawblog.typepad.com/transnational_law_blog/
  • Apr 7

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism

    The Lure of China and Economic Activism
    I wonder what do you think about Google’s decision to confront China’s censorship by pulling out of the country entirely despite a potential lost of profit for not doing its business with now the second largest economy in the word? A…
  • Apr 2

    March's Winners and Loser

    March's Winners and Loser
    We are moving further away from the double dips danger! Last month the US economy added 162,000 jobs- a strong showing of a potentially more sustained recovery for US economy. Payroll gains are largely boosted by private sectors and much less…
  • Nov 18

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger

    Behind President Obama’s Warning of “Double Dip” Danger
    Today, in an interview with Fox News in Beijing, President Obama warned that “the US economy could head into a ‘double-dip recession’ unless urgent steps were taken to rein back America’s mounting level of public debt,” reported the…
Rank this Week: 664

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4824

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Aug 20

    The Round-Up: Rights in war, Rights at work, Rights in marriage

    The Round-Up: Rights in war, Rights at work, Rights in marriage
    The mother of a British soldier who was killed in a roadside bomb while on duty in Iraq has received an apology from Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon. Sue Smith’s son, Pte Phillip Hewett, died while travelling on patrol in a lightly…
  • Aug 18

    NHS should consider protein-control treatment for PKU child

    NHS should consider protein-control treatment for PKU child
    SB, R (on the application of NHS England) [2017] EWHC 2000 – read judgment The High Court has quashed a decision by NHS England refusing to fund the drug Kuvan for a young boy who has a condition inhibiting his ability to digest…
  • Aug 9

    New podcast on radicalisation

    New podcast on radicalisation
    Just posted: Marina Wheeler QC in conversation with Rosalind English about efforts to preempt and limit the influence of extremist materials on children in the family courts. In this interview Marina also discusses the implementation of the…
Rank this Week: 4392

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 20

    Open Access for All? Think Again

    Open Access for All? Think Again
    by Jan Klabbers by Jan Klabbers [Jan Klabbers is the Deputy Director of the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights.] Almost all governments are almost always engaged in rewriting almost all of the national histories of…
  • Aug 18

    Saudi Arabia Threatens to Shoot Down a Qatari Airways Plane

    Saudi Arabia Threatens to Shoot Down a Qatari Airways Plane
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Saudi-owned TV news network Al Arabiya aired a video simulation yesterday that shows a Saudi Arabian fighter shooting an air-to-air missile at a Qatari Airways plane. Here is the video: That’s bad…
  • Aug 17

    And So It Begins… Social Media Evidence In An ICC Arrest Warrant

    And So It Begins… Social Media Evidence In An ICC Arrest Warrant
    by Emma Irving by Emma Irving [Emma Irving is an Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University] The ICC’s most recent arrest warrant, issued on the 15th August…
Rank this Week: 4663

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 20

    ISDS in the New NAFTA

    ISDS in the New NAFTA
    This is from Inside US Trade: U.S. negotiators are considering a new approach to the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism featuring an opt-in clause that would allow each of the three NAFTA countries to decide whether to…
  • Aug 18

    NAFTA / WTO Conflict

    NAFTA / WTO Conflict
    This is from Inside US Trade: U.S. NAFTA negotiators are expected to push a proposal backed by Florida-based producers that would allow seasonal growers to qualify as the domestic industry in trade remedy cases despite not representing 51…
  • Aug 17

    Free Trade AND Free College-Why Not? The case for a centrist Democratic POTUS candidate who's also anti-establishment

    Free Trade AND Free College-Why Not? The case for a centrist Democratic POTUS candidate who's also anti-establishment
    (This post was inspired in some ways by Damon Linker's insightful writing about the current US political scene and in other ways by Edward Luce). Most of my political and economic ideas and ideals line up with the progressive movement...
Rank this Week: 2315

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Great Lakes Customs Law Blog

Covers the intersection of customs law and asset seizures, with a particular focus on reporting on news of U.S. Customs & Border Protection currency seizures from international travelers for failure to report, bulk cash smuggling, or structuring.

http://greatlakescustomslaw.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Dulles Airport CBP seizes over $77k in cash

    Dulles Airport CBP seizes over $77k in cash
    CBP at Dulles Airport in Virginia is taking more and more cash from travelers, and is spreading the news far ... The post Dulles Airport CBP seizes over $77k in cash appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Jul 26

    Dulles Airport CBP Seizes $25k from Bosnia and Herzegovina-bound traveler

    Dulles Airport CBP Seizes $25k from Bosnia and Herzegovina-bound traveler
    Cash seizures at airports have spiked in Detroit, and also apparently in other regions, such as Dulles airport. As a ... The post Dulles Airport CBP Seizes $25k from Bosnia and Herzegovina-bound travelers appeared first on Great Lakes Customs…
  • Jul 18

    CBP at Dulles Airport seizes $50k Cash Leaving Country

    CBP at Dulles Airport seizes $50k Cash Leaving Country
    Dulles CBP has made a few notable seizures recently. Dulles cash seizures always seem to hit the CBP news release ... The post CBP at Dulles Airport seizes $50k Cash Leaving Country appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
Rank this Week: 1884

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Asia-Pacific Countries – Death Penalty Status, Population, etc

    Asia-Pacific Countries – Death Penalty Status, Population, etc
    Source: Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (18 August 2017)https://adpan.org/2017/08/17/asia-pacific-countries-death-penalty-status-population-etc/ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES – Death Penalty Abolition StatusASIAEastern AsiaChina…
  • Jul 28

    Indonesia ombudsman finds rights violations in execution of Nigerian

    Indonesia ombudsman finds rights violations in execution of Nigerian
    Source: Reuters (28 July 2017)https://www.reuters.com/article/us-indonesia-execution-idUSKBN1AD10OJAKARTA (Reuters) - The office of Indonesia's ombudsman has unearthed evidence of rights violations in the execution of a Nigerian drug convict…
  • Jul 28

    Japan executions: Inside the secretive, efficient death chamber

    Japan executions: Inside the secretive, efficient death chamber
    Source: News.com.auhttp://www.news.com.au/world/asia/japan-executions-inside-the-secretive-efficient-death-chambers/news-story/e650b790265fcf2dafc2f8ba9fa1e52fTHERE are polished floors, clean surroundings and symbolic statues.But this place…
Rank this Week: 1253

IP Finance

IP Finance

Looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights: securitisation and collateral, IP valuation for acquisition and balance sheet purposes, tax and R&D breaks, film and product finance, calculating quantum of damages--anything that happens where IP meets money.

http://www.ip.finance/?m=1
  • Aug 16

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule

    USPTO Releases Report on Public Views on Patent Eligibility Rule
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has released a report titled, “PATENT ELIGIBLE SUBJECT MATTER:  REPORT ON VIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEPUBLIC” (Report) concerning the comments of participants at…
  • Aug 15

    University Endowment Size and Patenting

    University Endowment Size and Patenting
    The National Association of Colleges and University Business Officers has released its report concerning U.S. University Endowment Size in 2016.  The top 10 in endowment size, include: 1) Harvard ($34,541,893,000); 2) Yale…
  • Aug 11

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)

    The PTAB Ruining the American Dream (?)
    The BBC has a wonderful video of a “patent burning” outside the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  Who is burning patents?  American inventors who are protesting the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), once…
Rank this Week: 2022

Climate Change and Carbon…

Climate Change and Carbon Management Blog

Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP. Covers carbon capture and sequestration, clean tech, carbon markets, and renewable energy. By Alston + Bird LLP.

http://www.alstonenvironment.com/
  • Aug 15

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be

    Is That Regulation Affordable? If It’s Under the Safe Drinking Water Act, It Better Be
    You open your mailbox. There’s your monthly water bill. Inside, you notice it’s gone up nearly $500—but your use hasn’t changed. How could this be? And maybe more important, can you afford it? This is an essential…
  • Jul 25

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation

    Cannabis Industry Jammed With Extensive Environmental Regulation
    The surge of new cannabis-related regulations continues in California this month, this time courtesy of the State Water Resources Control Board.  In response to Senate Bill 837, the agency recently released a draft Cannabis Policy and…
  • Jul 11

    California Air Resources Board New Draft Enforcement Penalty Policy

    California Air Resources Board New Draft Enforcement Penalty Policy
    Today, CARB held another workshop to explain its new draft enforcement penalty policy and the factors it will use in assessing penalties in future enforcement cases. The factors are qualitative and narrative and subjective, which is bad…
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Comparative Law Prof Blog

Comparative Law Prof Blog

Edited by Shawn Marie Boyne, Monica Eppinger, Lissa Griffin and Shitong Qiao.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/comparative_law/
  • Aug 15

    Puzzling over Big Data and Data Protection Rights in a European Perspective

    Puzzling over Big Data and Data Protection Rights in a European Perspective
    We are pleased to publish this guest post by Monica Cappelletti, a Post-Doc Researcher, at Dublin City University (DCU). Puzzling over Big Data and Data Protection Rights in a European Perspective1 The Big Data phenomenon,2 the latest…
  • Aug 3

    Call for Comparative Law Syllabi

    Call for Comparative Law Syllabi
    For all of you who have taught Comparative Law, if you would be willing to share your syllabus, I'd be most grateful! I'm slated to teach the course this fall and have elected to use the Glendon et al. casebook,...
  • Jul 18

    Book Announcement: The Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment

    Book Announcement: The Foundations and Traditions of Constitutional Amendment
    Hart Publishing has released a new book as a part of the Hart Series in Comparative Public Law entitled THE FOUNDATIONS AND TRADITIONS OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Editor(s): Richard Albert, Xenophon Contiades, Alkmene Fotiadou. From the book…
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SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

Provides news and analysis of outsourcing, insourcing and beyond. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Aug 14

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox

    The FCA Announces The Second Cohort For Its Regulatory Sandbox
    The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) has now announced the participants in the second cohort of its regulatory sandbox, with the companies involved offering a range of ideas-based payment services and artificial…
  • Aug 9

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit

    UK Government Publishes Statement on GDPR Compliance, Post-Brexit
    The UK Government has published a statement of intent containing details of its proposed Data Protection Bill. The full text of the Bill is expected in September 2017, when the UK Parliament returns from its summer break. The Bill will…
  • Aug 8

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?

    Has the Era of the Consumer Class Action Waiver Passed?
    Financial Institutions may need to revise consumer contracts to remove class action waivers in preparation for a March 2018 federal rule. On July 19, the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the federal regulator for a sweeping range of…
Rank this Week: 3137

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 14

    Chew on Thi

    Chew on Thi
    The important legal and possibly philosophical question to be answered in Mondelez Global LLC v. United States is whether the unflavored, and largely chemical, base for chewing gum is classified in HTSUS Heading 2106 as a food preparation or…
  • Aug 12

    XYZ and Lever Protection (Part 2)

    XYZ and Lever Protection (Part 2)
    This is a discussion of the jurisdictional merits of XYZ Corporation v. United States. If you are not up on the ins and outs of parallel (or "gray market") imports, read Part 1 of this post.Remember what is happening here: Plaintiff, going by…
  • Aug 11

    The XYZ Affair and a Quasi-War Over Gray Market Imports (Part I)

    The XYZ Affair and a Quasi-War Over Gray Market Imports (Part I)
    Every now and then a case shows up at the Court of International Trade that does not fit into the normal baskets of what tends to happen there. One such case is XYZ Corporation v. United States.Here is some background. U.S. law says that only…
Rank this Week: 977

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Aug 14

    Liquidation vs. Penalty Damages in Korea

    Liquidation vs. Penalty Damages in Korea
    Liquidated Damages v. Penalty Damages in Korea Liquidated Damages vs. Penalty Damages in Korea In Korea, liquidated damage clauses in South Korean contracts may be invalidated if the liquidated... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 4

    Termination after Childcare Leave in Korea: Childcare Leave Law in Korea

    Termination after Childcare Leave in Korea: Childcare Leave Law in Korea
    Korea's generous Childcare Leave Law poses difficulties to many smaller employers in Korea.  The Childcare Leave Law, in Korea, allows for a one year period of leave per child under the age of... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Aug 2

    Abogado Hispano Hablante en Corea: Firma de Abogado Coreana

    Abogado Hispano Hablante en Corea: Firma de Abogado Coreana
    Abogado Hispano Hablante en Corea El presente trabajo tiene la finalidad de hacer llegar a la población extranjera hispano hablante residenciada en Corea del Sur, y en su mismo idioma, los diferentes... Korean Law and Business Updates…
Rank this Week: 2839

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Focuses on China's highest court. By Susan Finder.

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Aug 12

    Supreme People’s Court ramps up its judicial responsibility system

    Supreme People’s Court ramps up its judicial responsibility system
    In April of this year (2017), the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued its judicial responsibility guidelines.  At the end of July, the SPC issued a 73 article implementing opinion…
  • Aug 4

    Law-related Wechat public accounts (2017 version) (1)

    Law-related Wechat public accounts (2017 version) (1)
    I’ve posted several times about law-related Wechat (微信) public accounts.  They are an important resource for those trying to understand Chinese legal developments (or their absence) and their implications or impact.…
  • Jul 27

    Forthcoming individual bankruptcy legislation revealed in letter to President Zhou Qiang’s mailbox

    Forthcoming individual bankruptcy legislation revealed in letter to President Zhou Qiang’s mailbox
    Most readers of this blog are unlikely to know that the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) publishes on its website responses to selected letters to President Zhou Qiang that make suggestions and give opinions. In a July 11 response, the…
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Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Volpe and Koenig IP Law Blog

Covers intellectual property (IP) law topics, including copyright law, trademark law, patent licensing, patent enforcement, and inter party matters.

http://vklaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 11

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?

    Best of Both Worlds: Can You Have a Trade Secret and Patent it Later Too?
    By John C. Donch Jr. and Jamie Unger In 1886, Dr. John Pemberton created the formula for Coca-Cola.[1] The formula for Dr. Pemberton’s beverage sensation did not even make it... read more
  • Jul 5

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story

    Timing is Everything: The Fidget Spinner Story
    By John C. Donch Jr and Jamie K. Unger Kids are so indulged these days! They get to play with a new toy known as a “fidget spinner,” in contrast... read more
  • May 31

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion

    Supreme Court Not Too Tired To Rule On Exhaustion
    By: Michael F. Snyder On Tuesday, May 30, 2017, the United States Supreme Court issued another unanimous decision in an intellectual property appeal. In Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International,... read more
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Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Covers business transactions and international small business law. By Daniel H. Erskine.

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 10

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State

    Starting & Growing Business in New York State
    The New York Empire State Development’s Small Business Division has put together a unified website collecting various New York State programs/services offered to New York small business to start-up or expand their small businesses. The…
  • Apr 21

    Technological Innovation Government Program

    Technological Innovation Government Program
    For small businesses looking to conduct research and development, while needing funds to realize their small business technology, check out The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The SBIR "is a highly competitive program that…
  • Feb 17

    Barriers to Digital Trade

    Barriers to Digital Trade
    In January 2017 the Congressional Research Service drafted a report entitled Digital Trade and U.S. Trade Policy. The Report (43 pages long) complies information from across various sectors to describe barriers faced by US companies in…
Rank this Week: 922

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
Rank this Week: 2408

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

An international, interdisciplinary community for the study of legal and normative mixtures and movements.

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Call for Papers : Law’s Porositie

    Call for Papers : Law’s Porositie
    Call for Papers : Law’s PorositiesThe North-American section of the Société de législation comparée is organizing a bilingual conference (French-English) on “Law’s Porosities” on…
  • Aug 4

    New from Hart

    New from Hart
    New from Hart PublishingI am pleased to announce the publication of the title(s) shown below. If you would like to order with your 10% discount you can do so through our US distributor’s website (please quote the reference HART EMAIL in…
  • Jun 28

    Le droit talmudique saisi par le droit comparé

    Le droit talmudique saisi par le droit comparé
    Le droit talmudique saisi par le droit comparéColloqueUniversité de Lorraine, Nancy, 22 et 23 novembre 2017Accès à l'appel à communication
Rank this Week: 4365

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National…

Sanctions Sound-Off: A National Security & Trade Compliance Blog

Covers government and international law. By OFAC Lawyer.

https://www.ofaclawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 2

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation

    Amazon Investigation for OFAC Violation
    Demonstrating the importance of knowing who you’re doing business with, Amazon, the largest web-based retailer, submitted a voluntary self-disclosure to OFAC for a potential sanctions violation. According to a recent quarterly…
  • Jul 18

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction

    Trump administration unveils new Iran sanction
    The U.S. Treasury Department designated 16 entities and individuals for supporting “illicit Iranian actors or transnational criminal activity.” Read more here.
  • Jul 12

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan

    Amendment to Executive Order 13761 with Respect to Sudan
    Today, President Trump issued an amendment to the E.O. easing sanctions against Sudan. The amendment extends the probationary review period allotted to the U.S. government,  giving the U.S. more time to determine whether the…
Rank this Week: 1968

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

Hutko's Technology Law Blog

By Martin Husovec. Comments and reports on important and interesting European developments of technology law (IP & Internet law). The primary aim is to cover and report the case law from the Court of Justice of the European Union and from selected higher Central European courts (German, Slovak, Czech and sometimes Austrian courts).

http://www.husovec.eu
  • Jul 18

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry

    [ECtHR] Kharitonov v Russia: When Website Blocking Goes Awry
    The European Court of Human Rights will soon hear a key case on website blocking and freedom of expression online - Kharitonov v Russia (app no. 10795/14). The case raises tons of important questions. It should be therefore closely watched by…
  • May 22

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland

    [New Paper] Website Blocking, Injunctions and Beyond: View on the Harmonization from the Netherland
    I have recently uploaded on SSRN a new draft of a paper about harmonization and blocking (forthcoming in GRUR Int) that I co-authored with my student, Lisa van Dongen. It is an extension of the talk that I gave in Berlin last year during the…
  • Oct 3

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]

    Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue [Call for Papers]
    Call for Papers (abstracts due November 30, 2016)  Intermediary Liability as a Human Rights Issue  An issue of Journal of Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Electronic Commerce Law (JIPITEC) (link)  Edited…
Rank this Week: 2026

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

On Reserve: A Wine Law Blog

Covers the history of both international and domestic wine laws and developing legal issues in the wine industry. By Lindsey A. Zahn.

http://www.winelawonreserve.com
  • Jul 11

    Cider Chat and Cider Law

    Cider Chat and Cider Law
    I was recently interviewed in a podcast by Ria Windcaller of Cider Chat. We had a one-hour discussion on cider law, obtaining permits with TTB, labeling, advertising, social media, and various other topics that impact the cider community. It…
  • Jun 20

    Texas Proposes to Change State Wine Law Regarding Appellations of Origin

    Texas Proposes to Change State Wine Law Regarding Appellations of Origin
    Recently, the state of Texas saw some interesting action with respect to wine and the law. House Bill 1514, sponsored by Rep. Jason Isaac, relating to the labeling of wine as originating from the state is causing a significant…
  • Jun 20

    On Reserve Trademark Special Through August 31, 2017

    On Reserve Trademark Special Through August 31, 2017
    On  Reserve is excited to announce an exclusive trademark package through Lehrman Beverage Law, PLLC. The package will extend to new clients and trademark registrations through August 31, 2017. For more information, please contact us at…
Rank this Week: 2450

DIPr Argentina

DIPr Argentina

Covers international private law (conflicts of law) and international commercial arbitration law and jurisprudence (in Spanish). By Julio Cesar Cordoba and Maria B. Noodt Taquela.

http://www.diprargentina.com/
Rank this Week: 1518

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

Press digest on transatlantic affairs. Edited by three German Fulbright Alumni.

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • Jun 9

    "The Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat”

    "The Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat”
    The US Fulbright Alumni Association has launched the "Stand for Fulbright" campaign, because "the Fulbright Program is facing an existential threat: The Administration has submitted a budget that would result in a 47% cut to the Fulbright…
  • May 27

    Merkel and Germany Are Not Turning Away from America

    Merkel and Germany Are Not Turning Away from America
    Many headline writers are blowing Merkel’s statement about US and UK reliability out of proportion. Putin will be happy about the display of transatlantic division. I think Merkel’s comment could be very good for transatlantic…
  • Feb 24

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off

    German TV Series are Finally Taking Off
    German TV series are finally taking off. Both historical drama and contemporary drama are red hot right now. Since GERMANY 83, a great Cold War spy drama based on the Able Archer NATO maneuver, all major streaming services have announced…
Rank this Week: 1443