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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/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 21

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
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 34

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 25

    Yasuaki: International Law in a Transcivilizational World

    Yasuaki: International Law in a Transcivilizational World
    Onuma Yasuaki (Univ. of Tokyo - Law) has published International Law in a Transcivilizational World (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract:With the resurgence of Asian nations such as China, current West-centric international law…
  • Feb 25

    New Issue: Swiss Review of International and European Law

    New Issue: Swiss Review of International and European Law
    The latest issue of the Swiss Review of International and European Law (Vol. 26, no. 4, 2016) is out. Contents include:Comment Robert Kolb, L’initiative de l’UDC sur « l’autodétermination…
  • Feb 25

    Job Opening: ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowships (NUS)

    Job Opening: ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowships (NUS)
    The Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore invites applications for ASEAN Post-Doctoral Fellowship positions. The advertisement is here.
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Feb 25

    The Lawfare Podcast: Paul Lewis on Not Closing Guantanamo

    The Lawfare Podcast: Paul Lewis on Not Closing Guantanamo
    Under the oversight of Paul Lewis, the Department of Defense’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure under the Obama administration, the detainee population at Guantanamo Bay went from 164 to 41. But Guantanamo remains open,…
  • Feb 25

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations, Part II: The “Reince, What Are You Doing?” Edition

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations, Part II: The “Reince, What Are You Doing?” Edition
      For the second time this week, we have to analyze the propriety of communications between the White House and elements of the Justice Department. The messiness of the allegations pretty neatly sums up why such communications are, as a…
  • Feb 25

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    On President’s Day this week, President Donald picked a widely-praised national security adviser in the person of Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster. Jordan Brunner provided background on the newly-appointed McMaster, and the…
Rank this Week: 64

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 23

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”

    Call for Papers: “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security”
    Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military…
  • Feb 20

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal

    Write On! Australian Feminist Law Journal
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes submissions for the Australian Feminist Law Journal, as follows: ► The Australian Feminist Law Journal seeks submissions for their special issue on…
  • Feb 20

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program

    Work On! Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights: Defense Counsel Training Program
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ►  The Siracus International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will host its Defense…
Rank this Week: 89

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 189

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 25

    China and Mexico: The Two Amigos? Part IV

    China and Mexico: The Two Amigos? Part IV
    In my first post, I discussed China’s efforts to build stronger economic ties with Mexico – and why Mexico should be clear-eyed about China’s motives. In my second post, I examined the current economic relationship between…
  • Feb 24

    Chinese Tire Companies Win U.S. Trade Case

    Chinese Tire Companies Win U.S. Trade Case
    The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) yesterday determined by a 3-2 vote that the domestic U.S. tire industry was not injured or threatened with injury by imports of truck and bus tires from China. Although the U.S Department of…
  • Feb 23

    China Manufacturing: Bad Contracts and Bad Times Lead to Bad Product

    China Manufacturing: Bad Contracts and Bad Times Lead to Bad Product
    Not entirely sure why, but in the last couple weeks our China lawyers have seen a massive increase in emails and phone calls from North American companies seeking our help in dealing with defective products/quality control problems. In this…
Rank this Week: 331

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 24

    President Trump Violates Press Freedom in the United State

    President Trump Violates Press Freedom in the United State
    Journalists from the New York Times, CNN, and Politico were prohibited from attending a White House Press Briefing today by President Trump’s press secretary, Sean M. Spicer. Aides to Mr. Spicer allowed in reporters from only a handpicked…
  • Feb 22

    Better News for the International Criminal Court

    Better News for the International Criminal Court
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) had a better week this past week. Following the announcements this past fall by a few African States that they intend to withdraw from the Court, more recently, Gambia's newly elected government…
  • Feb 22

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect
    A major milestone for the global trading system was reached today when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization (WTO) entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications from Rwanda,…
Rank this Week: 283

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/
  • Feb 22

    Mr. Morley's Winning Advice by Berta Fernandez

    Mr. Morley's Winning Advice by Berta Fernandez
    When it comes to divorce and who gets to keep the house and children, it is not easy at all to stay rational and focused. The first gut instinct is to find a divorce lawyer that is on your side to defend your interests. As a Law School…
  • Feb 21

    Mirror Orders to Help Prevent International Child Abduction

    Mirror Orders to Help Prevent International Child Abduction
    byJeremy D. Morley(1) “Mirror” orders can be a useful tool in the arsenal of lawyers who handle cases concerning international child travel and the prevention of potential international child abduction. Increasingly…
  • Feb 17

    No Exit Controls in the United States!

    No Exit Controls in the United States!
    Jeremy D. MorleyIt seems appropriate at this time to reiterate the fact that this country has no exit controls, with minimal exceptions.We try to control who comes in to this country, but we should also control who goes out. Especially if the…
Rank this Week: 288

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 328

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/
  • Feb 23

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right

    Trump Moves to Block Transgender Right
    The Trump administration has withdrawn the Obama administration's directive to the Education and Justice Departments and Department that protected rights of transgender individuals. Specifically, the directives had provided guidance that…
  • Feb 22

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?
    Two North Carolina legislators have introduced a bill that would result in the state's belated ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment. It's an uphill battle, they acknowledge, but they are buoyed by the energy that brought…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyers United

    Lawyers United
    President Trump's executive orders on immigration have united strange bedfellows. The National Lawyers Guild sprung into immediate action, supporting lawyers representing those who were denied admission or re-admission to the US. They…
Rank this Week: 403

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 23

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Apparently, being named Charles and having vast military experience is all the rage in the blogosphere these days. Last week I mentioned Charles Blanchard’s new blog. And this week…
  • Feb 21

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie
    by Mohamed Helal by Mohamed Helal [Dr. Mohamed Helal is an Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law & Affiliated Faculty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies – The Ohio State University. From 2002-2003 Dr.…
  • Feb 20

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Last March, the ICRC released an updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention of 1949 (GCI), the first installment of six new Commentaries aimed at bringing the interpretation of the Geneva…
Rank this Week: 426

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
  • Feb 21

    Thinking about reasons again

    Thinking about reasons again
    R (o.t.a. Oakley) v. South Cambridgeshire District Council [2017] EWCA Civ 71, 15 February 2017, read judgment There is, I am glad to say, an insistence these days in the Court of Appeal that the giving of proper reasons is…
  • Feb 20

    The Round Up – locking up leakers for longer

    The Round Up – locking up leakers for longer
    Information leaks have led to some slippery situations for some in recent weeks. Not even David Beckham escaped unscathed, when his disappointment at being overlooked for a knighthood was revealed in a series of…
  • Feb 10

    The Round-Up: this week in human rights legal new

    The Round-Up: this week in human rights legal new
    THE DUBS AMENDMENT The big news this week is that the UK government will only accept another 150 unaccompanied refugee children under the Dubs Amendment. What’s the Dubs Amendment? Alfred Dubs, who himself came to the UK via…
Rank this Week: 333

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
  • Feb 19

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer

    Identifying & combatting Fake News: A primer
    I was recently asked to put together a presentation on the fake news phenomenon for discussions with leading journalists and media institutions in a developing country, with extremely poor media literacy but strong growth around social media…
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
Rank this Week: 386

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: 475

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Annual Conference on Law and Food: still time to Submit

    Annual Conference on Law and Food: still time to Submit
    STILL TIME TO SUBMIT! Juris Diversitas will accept submissions until the end of March.Contact Prof. Olivier Moréteau at moreteau@lsu.edu with any question. JURIS DIVERSITAS5th ANNUAL CONFERENCEJuly 10-12, 2017Lyon,…
  • Feb 8

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'

    Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'
    Special Issue - Legal Bodies: Corpus/Persona/CommunitasWe are pleased to offer you free access* to the latest Special issue from Law & Literature on 'Legal Bodies'. Read the Special Issue here.Law & Literature is…
  • Jan 31

    New from Hart Publishing

    New from Hart Publishing
    Legitimate Expectations in the Common Law WorldEdited by Matthew Groves and Greg WeeksThe recognition and enforcement of legitimate expectations by courts has been a striking feature of English law since R v North and East Devon Health…
Rank this Week: 760

Atlantic Review

Atlantic Review

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

http://atlanticreview.org/
  • 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…
  • Dec 20

    Berlin is not Afraid

    Berlin is not Afraid
    Terroristen dieser Welt, schaut auf diese Stadt! Our 9/11 reflexes are alive and well, but is the tragedy of Berlin really a national crisis? Running a lorry into a crowded Christmas market was an attack on our lifestyle and insofar it…
  • Nov 27

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest

    Thought Experiment: NATO Distorts American Strategic Interest
    In Aesop’s fable the Lion, the Bear and the Fox, the lion and the bear fight over a deer until both are too tired to continue, the fox, having seen their fatigue and lacerations runs off with the deer in its jaws. America, being the…
Rank this Week: 726

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Feb 24

    Annual Conference on WTO Law-- Call for Papers (Deadline Mar. 1)

    Annual Conference on WTO Law-- Call for Papers (Deadline Mar. 1)
    The deadline for submissions is fast approaching. Please submit your paper or abstract proposal by next Wednesday, March 1st. For details please see the call for papers here. About the conference: The Graduate Institute’s Centre for…
  • Feb 24

    The UK is Hiring Trade Lawyer

    The UK is Hiring Trade Lawyer
    Details are here. Some highlights: The deadline to apply is Wednesday 8 March. You will not be alone. It says, "NUMBER OF POSTS: Up to 17" Not that I am buying this, but it says, "For those working full-time, you...
  • Feb 24

    How Canada Can Help Get CETA Ratified

    How Canada Can Help Get CETA Ratified
    This is from the CBC: The first Canadian troops will arrive in Latvia in June, kicking off a much-anticipated NATO deployment to restrain potential Russian ambitions in eastern Europe, Gen. Jonathan Vance said Friday. Roughly 450 Canadians…
Rank this Week: 674

SourcingSpeak

SourcingSpeak

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

http://www.sourcingspeak.com/
  • Feb 13

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation

    “Buy American, Hire American”—From Rhetoric to Regulation
    “We will follow two simple rules: buy American and hire American.” While world leaders are pondering what these words from President Trump’s Inaugural Address mean for international trade, a different question looms for U.S.…
  • Feb 3

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction

    Issues in Global Sourcing Transaction
    Recently our Global Sourcing and Technology Transactions team members published a report for SCL on Issues in Global Sourcing Transactions. Their report focuses on how in an increasingly globalized world, outsourcing contracts often have…
  • Jan 31

    Brexit and Procurement

    Brexit and Procurement
    UK’s Industrial Strategy announced—new Government contracting approach will favour UK-based firms after Brexit. UK Government spending currently runs circa £278 billion per annum. Government contractors will be given…
Rank this Week: 655

Yale Law Library - Foreign and…

Yale Law Library - Foreign and International Blog

Covers international law, agreements and legal research resources.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/foreign-international-blog
  • Feb 5

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler

    Brexit Talk with MEP Catherine Stihler
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library invites you to join MEP Catherine Stihler for a Brexit talk and discussion on Friday, February 10, 9:10 am – 10:00 am, in the Yale Law School Faculty Lounge. Doors will open at 9:00 for refreshments.
  • Jan 24

    New Book Display: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts: Steering the Discourse of Reproductive Justice

    New Book Display: Dr. Rebecca Gomperts: Steering the Discourse of Reproductive Justice
         The upcoming Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice will feature Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, general-practice physician and activist who pushes the boundaries of abortion law.  On L1 of the law library is a new…
  • Dec 20

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian

    Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian
    In the spirit of the Season there is a new exhibit in the Foreign and International Law Collection Reading Room: “Happy Holidays: Charles Dickens as Herald of Christmas and Victorian Legal Historian.” It focuses on the major role…
Rank this Week: 1218

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    Update -- new blog on 'regulatory geography'

    Update -- new blog on 'regulatory geography'
    Many of my previous posts on this blog have made reference to how dynamics of geography might effect law and development.  Along these lines, my own research focuses more on the regulatory effects of geography (what I call regulatory…
  • Jun 15

    On pianos, trees and development

    On pianos, trees and development
    An apologies to our readers for my absence during this semester. Family matters have kept me away from most of my professional commitments. But I am back, and happy to see that Michael Dowdle's has done a good job at keeping the blog alive!In…
  • May 5

    M. Sornarajah's Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment -- and its relevance to law and development (and New Development Economics in particular)

    M. Sornarajah's Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment -- and its relevance to law and development (and New Development Economics in particular)
    My colleague here in Singapore, M. Sornarajah ('Sorna' to his friends) has a new book just published by Cambridge University Press entitled Resistance and Change in the International Law on Foreign Investment.  The book has (surprising?)…
Rank this Week: 1026

One World International Practice…

One World International Practice Blog

Covers judicial and regulatory decisions as well as topics and trends in international litigation, international dispute resolution, and international investigations, regulatory compliance, and enforcement. By Cadwaladar.

http://blog.internationalpractice.org/
  • Jul 28

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality

    Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc.: The Tenth Circuit Address Extraterritoriality
    In Sanchez v. Crocs, Inc., 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 13285 (10th Cir. 2016), the Tenth Circuit addressed whether, after Morrison v. National Australia Bank Ltd., 561 U.S. 247 (2010), a plaintiff has standing, under § 10(b) of the Securities…
  • Jul 14

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute

    Another District Court Examines Extraterritoriality of the Alien Tort Statute
    Ates v. Gülen, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 84685 (M.D. Penn. June 29, 2016),  is one of the recent cases to examine the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) since the Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co., 133 S. Ct.…
  • Jul 11

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO

    The Supreme Court Considers Extraterritoriality of RICO
    RJR Nabisco, Inc. v. European Cmty, 26 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. S 263, is one of the rare cases by the Supreme Court that addresses an important issue of international practice. The case arises from a suit brought by the European Community and 26…
Rank this Week: 1207

Letters Blogatory

Letters Blogatory

Covers international judicial assistance.

http://lettersblogatory.com/
  • May 18

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo

    Case of the Day: Gregor v. Otuorimuo
    The case of the day is Gregor v. Otuorimuo (Conn. Super. Ct. 2016). The case was a divorce case. husband and the wife were married in Connecticut in 2011. The husband sued for a divorce, asserting that there had been an irretrievable…
  • May 17

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise

    Case of the Day: Ure v. Oceania Cruise
    The case of the day is Ure v. Oceania Cruises, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2015). Diana Ure was a passenger aboard Oceania’s ship. She fell ill and was treated by one of the defendants, Dr. Fabian Bonilla, an Ecuadoran national. She and her husband…
  • May 16

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro

    Case of the Day: Villoldo v. Castro
    The case of the day is Villoldo v. Castro (1st Cir. 2016). Westlaw calls the case Villoldo v. Ruz. I’m no Spanish naming convention expert, but that seems clearly wrong. Anyway, Alfredo and Gustavo Villoldo were Cuban brothers. In 1959,…
Rank this Week: 837

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Air Force General Counsel Blog

Covers legal issues faced by military lawyers, including the law of armed conflict, cyberlaw, military justice, and international law.

http://afgeneralcounsel.dodlive.mil/
  • Apr 2

    Signing Off

    Signing Off
    As our readers are no doubt aware, in recent months the Air Force has announced significant reductions to manpower and personnel, and our office is not exempt from these reductions. Due to reduced resources, the General Counsel's office is…
  • Apr 1

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation

    And the Band Played On – Climate Change and Climate Adaptation
    Two public events involving climate change and national defense coincided this week. The first involves Secretary of Defense Hagel and USAID Administrator Shah highlighting climate change's role in increasing regional political instability…
  • Mar 28

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?

    “milCloud” – Competing against the Private Sector?
    On March 18, the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) announced the milCloud service, a government-operated cloud tailored to DoD needs. Two computing centers have implemented milCloud for DoD’s unclassified network…
Rank this Week: 592

Visae Patentes

Visae Patentes

Covers European patent law, intellectual patent politics, software patents, and international patent law. By Falk Metzler.

http://www.visaepatentes.com/
  • Jul 2

    Two interesting Decisions on Patent Eligibility of Software Inventions in the US

    Two interesting Decisions on Patent Eligibility of Software Inventions in the US
    On the ksnh::law blog, two postings were recently published that comment on interesting decisions of US courts with respect to patent eligibility of software inventions under 35 U.S.C. § 101. The posting "US Patent revoked as being…
  • Mar 9

    Comparison of AIA and EPC as well as ante-AIA, post AIA and 'real' first-to-file prior art

    Comparison of AIA and EPC as well as ante-AIA, post AIA and 'real' first-to-file prior art
    In a new posting on the ksnh::law blog titled "10 aspects of the AIA that are (somehow) comparable to European provisions" we discuss the following new provisions of the America Invents Act and their link to European patent…
  • Feb 26

    Intellectual Property Aspects of 3D Printing (German)

    Intellectual Property Aspects of 3D Printing (German)
    On the ksnh::jur blog, we recently posted the first two articles of a series on the IP aspects of the fascinating new technology of 3D printing which, according to our perception, has the potential to raise totally new questions and pose new…
Rank this Week: 873

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 671

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Feb 25

    Supreme People’s Court releases 2016 bankruptcy data

    Supreme People’s Court releases 2016 bankruptcy data
    The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued 2016 data on bankruptcy cases on 24 February: 5665 cases were accepted by the Chinese courts while 3602 were closed.  This is up substantially from 2015, when 3568 cases were…
  • Feb 23

    Results of inspector findings at SPC

    Results of inspector findings at SPC
    In November, 2016, this blog reported on Central Inspection Group (CIG) #2 inspecting the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) ’s Communist Party group.  Recently, CIG #2 came back with feedback on its inspection.  SPC…
  • Feb 15

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition

    China’s #2 Circuit Court “Nine” & criminal petition
    The nine presiding judges of the #2 Circuit Court are whom Chief Judge Hu Yunteng calls “The Nine.” It could be: 1) Judge Hu is a fan of the Jeffrey Toobin book on the (US) Supreme Court, which has a Chinese translation…
Rank this Week: 2019

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Feb 25

    How Oscar Celebs Can Cope With Taxes On ‘Swag Bags’: Tips For You Too

    How Oscar Celebs Can Cope With Taxes On ‘Swag Bags’: Tips For You Too
    Narelle Mackenzie was a contributor to this recent Investor’s Business Daily article about the the tax pitfalls Hollywood’s A-listers face when receiving Oscar night swag-bags. The February 2017 article explored some of tax…
  • Apr 20

    The Panama Papers: What Is a Tax Haven?

    The Panama Papers: What Is a Tax Haven?
    Narelle MacKenzie was quoted in a recent US News & Word Report article on The Panama Papers and tax havens. She provided context on what they are, who uses them, and their legitimate uses. In the April 16th article, Narelle MacKenzie…
  • Nov 30

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong

    Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong
    Narelle MacKenzie was recently quoted in Fortune.com’s article “Why Washington is Tackling the Tax Inversion Problem All Wrong”. In regards to corporate inversions, she argues that the more you lower the corporate tax rate,…
Rank this Week: 2908

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venue

    Vietnam to build five more lethal injection venue
    Source: DTI News (9 February 2017)http://www.dtinews.vn/en/news/017/49419/vietnam-to-build-five-more-lethal-injection-venues.htmlFive more venues to facilitate lethal injections will be built in Vietnam in the coming time according to the…
  • Feb 16

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’

    ‘Reviving death penalty in PH a setback for Asean’
    Source: The Manila Times (16 February 2017)http://www.manilatimes.net/reviving-death-penalty-ph-setback-asean/312522/THE revival of capital punishment will be an embarrassment for the Philippines and a setback for the rest of Southeast Asia,…
  • Feb 7

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism

    Indonesia reaffirms use of death penalty despite criticism
    Source: Jakarta Post (1 February 2017)http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/02/01/indonesia-reaffirms-use-of-death-penalty-despite-criticism.htmlAttorney General M. Prasetyo said on Wednesday that Indonesia would continue to impose the…
Rank this Week: 1556

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    Ruling of the Week 2017.6: Printers vs. Printing Machine

    Ruling of the Week 2017.6: Printers vs. Printing Machine
    This one will be quick, for lots of reasons. Mostly, I don’t have much to add to the ruling other than a question. The ruling at issue is HQ H128416 (Feb. 9, 2017). It involves the tariff classification of digital wide-format ink-jet…
  • Feb 21

    Sunflower Seed

    Sunflower Seed
    I am falling behind on Rulings of the Week, but not for want of effort. I am keeping up with CIT decisions (more or less). The latest of which is Well Luck Co., Inc. v. United States. The case has to do with the classification of sunflower…
  • Feb 15

    Who Moved My CAFTA-DR Cheese?

    Who Moved My CAFTA-DR Cheese?
    La Nica Products is an odd case. It involves a claim for preferential duty treatment under the US-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, or CAFTA-DR. The merchandise is cheese from Nicaragua. On its face, one would think…
Rank this Week: 2547

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 5079

Let's Talk About US Tax

Let's Talk About US Tax

Covers US tax laws for American expatriates living and working overseas, US-dual (or multi-)national families, green card holders, those wishing to expatriate, foreign investors into the US market or other foreign persons having any US connections.

http://blogs.angloinfo.com/us-tax/
  • Feb 22

    Treasury Refuses to Simplify FFI FATCA Reporting for Americans Abroad

    Treasury Refuses to Simplify FFI FATCA Reporting for Americans Abroad
    Background After extensive research and surveys, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) determined something had to be done to assist Americans living and working overseas who were being turned away as... Read more...
  • Feb 15

    Starting Next Month: Your US Passport Denied or Revoked for Tax Debt

    Starting Next Month: Your US Passport Denied or Revoked for Tax Debt
    If you have a so called “seriously delinquent tax debt”, Internal Revenue Code Section 7345 authorizes the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to certify that unfortunate fact to the State Department.... Read more...
  • Feb 8

    New Record – Over 5400 Renounce US, Including Boris Johnson

    New Record – Over 5400 Renounce US, Including Boris Johnson
    Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London has officially divorced the United States.  He was one of 5,411 individuals who decided to break up with America in 2016, setting a... Read more...
Rank this Week: 2116

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
  • Feb 22

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR

    Public Universities Bringing More Patent Suits and May Be Immune to IPR
    A recent Technology Transfer Tactics article by Jesse Schwartz published on February 22, 2017 states that universities are bringing more intellectual property suits, particularly patent infringement actions, against large companies. …
  • Feb 14

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index

    U.S. Chamber of Commerce Releases 2017 International IP Index
    In February of 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) released its 2017 International IP Index.  (Index).  Unsurprisingly, the overall conclusion is that IP is the medicine for all that ills countries.  The 148 page Index…
  • Feb 14

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"

    Free OxFirst Webinar--"IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation"
    OxFirst is hosting another free webinar which, like previous events, promises to be most worthwhile. The topic is ‘IP Commercialization Tactics for Wealth Generation & Innovation’, and the event will take place on February…
Rank this Week: 2316

Inter Consulta

Inter Consulta

Covers international criminal law. By Alberto Huapaya.

http://ahuapayao.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    El Nuevo procedimiento de extradición a partir de las modificaciones incorporadas por el Decreto Legislativo N° 1281.

    El Nuevo procedimiento de extradición a partir de las modificaciones incorporadas por el Decreto Legislativo N° 1281.
    Por: Alberto Huapaya OlivaresPrimera parteCambios sustanciales:1) El pedido de extradición dejó de ser un procedimiento de oficio para pasar a un procedimiento rogado.La norma anterior decía:Artículo 525.…
  • Feb 19

    Legislación sobre extradición actualizada: Código Procesal Penal

    Legislación sobre extradición actualizada: Código Procesal Penal
    (Nota: Los artículos con comillas incluyen modificación incorporada por el Decreto Legislativo N° 1281, publicado el 29 diciembre 2016)CÓDIGO PROCESAL PENAL LIBRO SÉPTIMOLA COOPERACIÓN JUDICIAL…
  • Feb 15

    Detención preventiva

    Detención preventiva
    A pesar de ciertos cambios de legislación, gran parte aun se mantiene... Habría que añadir que la experiencia enseña la necesidad de acreditar la causa probable.MARTES, 29 DE ABRIL DE 2008La Detención…
Rank this Week: 4379

Small Business Lawyer Blog

Small Business Lawyer Blog

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

http://smallbusinesslawyer.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Nov 13

    Cybersecurity Tool

    Cybersecurity Tool
    If your business operates online, then your business/company should seriously address cybersecurity issues. The Small Business Administration (SBA) dedicates a page describing and linking to "Top Tools and Resources for Small Business…
  • Oct 26

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine

    Check out Global NY & OpentoExport if you are a New York or UK busine
    If you are a New York state small business thinking about exporting to foreign countries or already selling your products abroad, then take a look at Global NY. The new program offers assistance to New York state small businesses who export…
Rank this Week: 1789

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

Covers Middle East banking and finance law. By Latham & Watkins LLP.

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
  • Feb 16

    The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirate

    The Legal Status of Bitcoin in the United Arab Emirate
    This is the first in a series of articles considering legal issues relating to bitcoin, cryptocurrencies and blockchain in the UAE. In this article we focus on the legal status of bitcoin and address the question of whether bitcoin is banned…
  • Feb 16

    United Arab Emirates – the New Digital Payments Regulatory Landscape

    United Arab Emirates – the New Digital Payments Regulatory Landscape
    New Regulations balance innovation in the payments sector with safety, security and maintaining the public’s trust in the UAE payment ecosystem. After a long period of consultation, on 1 January 2017 the Central Bank in the United Arab…
  • Nov 21

    5 Preventative Actions for Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk

    5 Preventative Actions for Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk
    By Jennifer C. Archie, Gail Crawford, Andrew Moyle, Serrin A. Turner, and Brian Meenagh Given the potential reputational, legal and financial fallout from a cybersecurity incident, thoughtful preparation and communication throughout an…
Rank this Week: 3836

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/
  • Feb 15

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine

    Know Your Intellectual Property Rights to Protect Your Busine
    By Marina A. Sigareva, Ph.D. and Ryan W. O’Donnell The following article was first published in the Late Fall 2016/Early Winter 2017 issue of Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce’s W4 Magazine. In today’s…
  • Dec 7

    The 400 Million Dollar Question

    The 400 Million Dollar Question
    By Randolph J. Huis In its December 6, 2016 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court signaled a further blow to what was originally a billion dollar verdict for Apple against Samsung... read more
  • Dec 7

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax

    The On-Sale Bar After Angiomax
    By John C. Donch, Jr. and Danielle C. Froshhauser In The Medicines Co. v. Hospira, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that for the on-sale bar to apply, a product must... read more
Rank this Week: 2440

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
Rank this Week: 2724

Korean Law Blog

Korean Law Blog

Updates on Korean law. By Sean Hayes.

http://www.thekoreanlawblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    South Korea's Gambling Law

    South Korea's Gambling Law
    Korea is one of a small number of countries in the world that differentiates Korean citizens and foreigners with regard to the legality of gambling via the gambling locale.  Casino gambling, for... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
  • Jan 25

    Happy Lunar New Year from IPG Legal

    Happy Lunar New Year from IPG Legal
    We in Korea will be having a four day holiday to celebrate Lunar New Year.  Happy New Year to all our Korean friends. We would, also, like to wish a Happy New Year to all of our Chinese... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean Hayes.
  • Jan 12

    Korea's Improper Solicitation & Graft Act's Institutions and Individuals?: Scope of Application of Korea's Graft Act

    Korea's Improper Solicitation & Graft Act's Institutions and Individuals?: Scope of Application of Korea's Graft Act
    The Scope of Application of the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act of Korea ("Graft Act") was a hotly contested issue that led to court challenges.  The Constitutional Court of Korea has upheld... Korean Law and Business Updates by Sean…
Rank this Week: 3179

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

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

    Obama's CPAC Scheduled to Review Cultural Property Agreements for President Trump

    Obama's CPAC Scheduled to Review Cultural Property Agreements for President Trump
    The newly fashioned Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC), with all eleven members appointed or reappointed by former President Barack Obama shortly before he left office in January, is expected to review extensions of…
  • Jan 14

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position

    President Obama Fills Last CPAC Position
    With just nine days left before exiting the White House, President Barack Obama has completed the last four appointments to the eleven member Cultural Property Advisory Committee (CPAC).On Thursday the president announced the appointments of…
  • Jan 7

    President Obama Fills More Cultural Heritage Policy Position

    President Obama Fills More Cultural Heritage Policy Position
    Two weeks ahead of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, President Barack Obama made further appointments to cultural heritage policy posts.The White House announced the reappointment of the following individuals on Thursday:Rosemary…
Rank this Week: 4646

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: 1628

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/
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post: Brexit and Its Consequence

    Guest Post: Brexit and Its Consequence
    We are pleased to publish this guest post by Tom McDonnell who is a Professor of Law at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. The United Kingdom vote last June to leave the European Union shocked then...
  • Jan 13

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer

    New Book for Spanish-English Speaking Lawyer
    Lawyers who speak both Spanish and English may be interested in a new book written by Professors S.I. Strong of the University of Missouri, Katia Fach Gómez of the University of Zaragoza and Laura Carballo Piñeiro of the…
  • Jan 1

    Guest Post: Racism in India

    Guest Post: Racism in India
    We are pleased to publish this guest post by Dr. Nafees Ahmad,LL.M, Ph. D. Professor Ahmad is an Indian national who holds a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in International Refugee Law and Human Rights from the Aligarh Muslim University of India.…
Rank this Week: 1958

EU & Italian International Tax…

EU & Italian International Tax Law Blog

Provides updates on EU and Italian international tax matters. By Marco Rossi.

http://www.euitalianinternationaltax.com/
Rank this Week: 4150

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal…

INTERPOL Red Notice Removal Lawyers

By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://interpolnoticeremoval.com/
  • Jan 1

    Interpol operation seize counterfeits worth Rwf140 million – The New Times | Rwanda

    Interpol operation seize counterfeits worth Rwf140 million – The New Times | Rwanda
    Counterfeit and illicit goods including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and alcoholic drinks valued at over Rwf140 million have been seized in an operation conducted by Rwanda National Police (RNP). Source: Interpol operation seize counterfeits…
  • Oct 13

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL
    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | UK Police News – Police Oracle.Filed under: Interpol Red Notice, Interpol Red Notice Removal Attorneys - McNabb Associates, Red Notice
  • Oct 13

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL

    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | #INTERPOL
    New facility for tackling cyber-crime opens | UK Police News – Police Oracle.Filed under: Interpol Red Notice, Interpol Red Notice Removal Attorneys - McNabb Associates, Red Notice
Rank this Week: 3104