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21 Mar 2013, 2:00 am by sesmith
On behalf of our client, Lemberg & Associates recently filed a complaint in U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, against NRA Group. Our client alleges that NRA Group contacted him in order to collect a $32 medical bill. Our client explained that he couldn’t pay the bill and was in the process of filing for bankruptcy. He asked NRA Group to cease communications with him. Nonetheless, NRA Group continued to call his cell phone, telling him that they would continue to call until the… [read post]
21 Jul 2012, 12:37 pm
The awful shooting in Aurora, Colorado has generated a predictable conversation regarding gun control. News articles, blog pages, and social media are buzzing about the perils of the US gun culture... To view the rest of this article, please visit DISSENTING JUSTICE. Thanks. [read post]
11 Sep 2010, 10:23 pm
On this day in ...... 2001, at a special session in Lima, Peru, the General Assembly of the Organization of American States adopted the Inter-American Democratic Charter. (image credit) Binding on the 34 member states of the OAS, the Charter details what democracy entails and how it is to be defended. As IntLawGrrl Naomi Roht-Arriaza then posted, the Charter figured in events surrounding the June 2009 ouster by Honduran armed forces of democratically elected President Manuel Zelaya. Zelaya remains… [read post]
21 Jul 2012, 12:37 pm by
The awful shooting in Aurora, Colorado has generated a predictable conversation regarding gun control. News articles, blog pages, and social media are buzzing about the perils of the US gun... To view the rest of this article, please visit DISSENTING JUSTICE. Thanks. [read post]
3 Sep 2011, 11:12 am
We reported late last month on the arrest of 9 officers in El Salvador on a Spanish warrant stemming from the killings of Jesuit priests in 1989. Days later, the Salvadoran Supreme Court ordered the ex-military officers released, on grounds that the court interpreted an Interpol “red notice” to require only that the men be located, not detained. The court basically held that Spain had not followed the proper procedures to request their detention, although its decision was widely viewed as a… [read post]
4 Feb 2013, 9:47 am by jleaming@acslaw.org
The NRA is fighting for a law in Florida that would bar doctors from asking children whether there are guns in their homes. If doctors “unnecessarily [harass] a patient about firearm ownership during an examination,” they face a fine of up to $10,000 and risk losing their license to practice medicine. posted by ESA read more [read post]
27 Feb 2012, 7:12 am
Baltasar Garzón was acquitted today of charges stemming from his opening of an investigation into criminal violations of human rights that occurred during Spain's decades of dictatorship under General Francisco Franco.Madrid daily El País reports that Spain's Supreme Court voted 6 to 1 to clear Garzón of the charge of prevaricación, an offense that IntLawGrrl Naomi Roht-Arriaza described in an earlier post. Though the court "considered" that Garzón had "committed an error," the majority… [read post]
23 Jan 2012, 9:56 am by Erica Smith
Following a former U.S. Marine’s arrest for attempting to security-check his pistol while visiting the Empire State Building, light has been cast upon one of the Nation’s toughest gun-control laws. The Marine’s weapon was licensed in his home state of Indiana; however, New York State’s gun law fails to recognize out-of-state permits. The law prohibits [...] [read post]
15 Mar 2010, 4:22 am by thejaghunter
“King County Superior Court Judge Catherine Shaffer determined that Washington law does, in fact, prohibit cities and other municipalities from restricting firearms possession.” Judge Shaffer ruled that Seattle cannot ban firearms from public parks or community centers. THREE KEY QUESTIONS… A sharp salute goes out to Jim Walker–The “Orb” at ORBUSMAX.COM! [read post]
16 Dec 2012, 1:08 pm by admin
This week’s events at Sandy Hook Elementary is so tragic that we cannot ignore them.  Our law firm offers all its sympathy to all those who suffered from this tragedy or we should say this ‘could have been avoided’ tragedy.  In our opinion, this tragedy might have been avoided  had we had stricter gun laws, [...] [read post]
24 Nov 2011, 2:07 pm
As if in response to questions like those raised in Naomi Roht-Arriaza's excellent post below, the International Criminal Court Public Affairs Unit just posted the following statement on the ICC website (emphasis added):Should the Libyan authorities wish to conduct national prosecutions against the suspect, they shall submit a challenge to the admissibility of the case before Pre-Trial Chamber I, pursuant to articles 17 and 19 of the Rome Statute of the ICC. Any decision on the admissibility of a… [read post]
29 Jul 2012, 1:30 am
(credit) 'Garzón’s exoneration was viewed by most media outlets as a personal victory for the judge and a victory for the rule of law. In fact, the outcome was much more ambiguous; it defused the domestic and international outcry, but it effectively closed a venue for Civil War era claims. And in a separate and unrelated case, Judge Garzón was removed from the bench for eleven years. The prevaricación decision, as summarized below, contradicts recent trends in national and international… [read post]
15 Aug 2012, 3:00 am
It's our great pleasure to welcome Roxana Vatanparast (right) as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Roxana is currently practicing commercial litigation at the law firm Bryan Cave, based in San Francisco. She earned her B.A. cum laude in Philosophy and International Relations from the University of California, San Diego, and her J.D. with a concentration in International Law from the University of California Hastings College of the Law, where IntLawGrrl Naomi Roht-Arriaza was among her professors. While… [read post]
29 Jun 2010, 4:52 pm
Several conservative bloggers claim that the National Rifle Association has ordered its board members not to discuss the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Kagan has not really expressed a public view on many issues. While this likely makes her confirmation an easy task, it also troubles many liberals and conservatives.Because Kagan is probably the "best" nominee that conservatives can expect (short of an openly conservative pick), many conservative organizations will probably avoid a… [read post]
10 Aug 2012, 1:30 am
(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes) (credit) 'President Barack Obama, who laid out "a new comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities" in a speech at the Holocaust Museum in April, is well aware of the need for the United States to respond to the worst crimes on the planet. But the White House risks missing the bigger picture if it does not address human rights abuses and repression more broadly. 'For decades, the human rights community has raised… [read post]
10 Aug 2012, 1:30 am
(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes) (credit) 'President Barack Obama, who laid out "a new comprehensive strategy to prevent and respond to mass atrocities" in a speech at the Holocaust Museum in April, is well aware of the need for the United States to respond to the worst crimes on the planet. But the White House risks missing the bigger picture if it does not address human rights abuses and repression more broadly. 'For decades, the human rights community has raised… [read post]
16 Jul 2012, 3:03 pm by nflatow
by Nicole Flatow Although Eric Holder was the first sitting attorney general to be held in contempt, he is one in a line of attorneys general to be used as “congressional punching bags,” American University’s Alexander Wohl writes in Politico. Because of the unique role attorneys general play by defending an administration’s policies in court, they are often viewed as a proxy for the administration and bear the brunt of political anger over its policies. Add to that the heavy hand of the gun… [read post]
10 Dec 2010, 8:24 am
On this day in ...... 1945 (65 years ago today), Gabriela Mistral addressed a banquet at City Hall in Stockholm, where earlier in the day she'd been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. She stressed the bonds between Sweden and her own country:As a daughter of Chilean democracy, I am moved to have before me a representative of the Swedish democratic tradition, a tradition whose originality consists in perpetually renewing itself within the framework of the most valuable creations of society. ...At… [read post]