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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 28

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228
    Discovery & objections: Class action: Standing: Affirmative defense: Summary judgment: Fishing expeditions:In the absence of privilege, the right to discovery in this state is a broad one, to be construed liberally so that parties may…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Hopson, S228193

    P. v. Hopson, S228193
    Sixth Amendment (confrontation right): Fourteenth Amendment: Hearsay: Civil-law mode of criminal procedure: Harmless beyond a reasonable doubt:Defendant R. L. H. was tried on charges that she, along with her boyfriend, J. Thomas, was…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Valencia, S223825

    P. v. Valencia, S223825
    Wobblers:Wobblers are a special class of crimes involving conduct that varies widely in its level of seriousness, and may therefore be chargeable or . . . punishable as either a felony or a misdemeanor. (People v. Park (2013) 56 Cal.4th 782,…
Rank this Week: 1

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: 18

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/
  • Sep 21

    Best News Story of the Week?

    Best News Story of the Week?
    Parrot mimics owner to make purchases using Amazon Echo The post Best News Story of the Week? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 20

    It’s That Bad

    It’s That Bad
    You know things are bad when a foreign head of state, even a former one, is mocking you like this: Then again, we already knew it was that bad. The post It’s That Bad appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Sep 17

    I Hate Rerun

    I Hate Rerun
    I almost never watch a movie twice (except of course Groundhog Day). I generally hate re-runs. And so far this Maria show looks like an Irma rerun: The post I Hate Reruns appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Sep 21

    Brexit Negotiations Phase One: Winter Is Coming

    Brexit Negotiations Phase One: Winter Is Coming
      The past three months have proven an interesting, albeit predictable, beginning to the two-year period of Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union. After almost a year of preparation, amply recorded in…
  • Sep 20

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    World leaders have expressed a range of reactions to President Trump’s speech to the U.N. General Assembly, the AP reported. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed the address as a bold and courageous message. A…
  • Sep 20

    Reply Brief Filed on Cert in Al Bahlul

    Reply Brief Filed on Cert in Al Bahlul
    Yesterday, Ali Hamza Al Bahlul filed his reply brief on cert in Bahlul v. U.S., which challenges the retroactive designation of conspiracy as a war crime in military commissions. Here's the brief:   Cert Reply in Bahlul vs. US (PDF)Cert…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Sep 21

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order

    Unenforceability of Japanese Custody and Hague Abduction Convention Order
    Jeremy D. Morley*Child custody orders are not enforced in Japan. There is merely a provision for a fine, but it is usually de minimis and rarely employed.  It does not impede a parent with physical possession of a child from denying the…
  • Sep 11

    Chinese Recognition of Foreign Divorce Judgment

    Chinese Recognition of Foreign Divorce Judgment
    Jeremy D. MorleyIt has been reported that on 30 June 2017, “for the first time in history,” a Chinese court recognized and enforced a U.S. commercial monetary judgment. Dr. Jie (Jeanne) Huang, Chinese Court Unprecedentedly…
  • Aug 31

    A decade later, Santa Ana dad still fights for his son’s return from Japan

    A decade later, Santa Ana dad still fights for his son’s return from Japan
    http://www.ocregister.com/2017/08/29/a-decade-later-santa-ana-dad-still-fights-for-his-sons-return-from-japan/By SUSAN CHRISTIAN GOULDING | sgoulding@scng.com | Orange County Register8/29/17In an alternate life, Keisuke Collins would have…
Rank this Week: 394

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    China Manufacturing: To Broker or not to Broker, That is the Question

    China Manufacturing: To Broker or not to Broker, That is the Question
    Many companies start outsourcing their products from China using a broker/sourcing agent. Tomes have been written about the pros and the cons of using a sourcing agent versus dealing directly with a Chinese manufacturer and I have no…
  • Sep 19

    Service Payments from China: Avoid the VAT Tax Trap

    Service Payments from China: Avoid the VAT Tax Trap
    Consider the following situation. Your company is a service provider. Let’s say your business assists domestic and foreign entities register drugs with the FDA. You are contacted by a Chinese entity to do a registration. Having read…
  • Sep 18

    China Employee Mutual Terminations: How to do it Right

    China Employee Mutual Terminations: How to do it Right
    Terminating a China-based employee without severance is generally a difficult thing to do. Even terminating a probationary employee can be tricky. See China Employee Probation: All is NOT What it Seems. Mutual terminations…
Rank this Week: 410

Embassy Law Blog

Embassy Law Blog

Covers developments in embassy, consular, international organization and immunity law.

http://embassylaw.com
  • Sep 20

    How to Address the Ambassador? Protocol, not Law

    How to Address the Ambassador? Protocol, not Law
    Protocol lays down rules, as does the law, but they are not the same. A frequently asked question is how to address diplomats, from the ambassador down the ranks to junior attaches, and the most important persons who can decide over access…
  • Jun 17

    Limited Review of NAFTA Arbitration Award

    Limited Review of NAFTA Arbitration Award
    In Mesa Energy Group LLC v. Government of Canada, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia explored numerous challenges to an adverse arbitral award issued in Miami under NAFTA rules. The plaintiff had entered into an…
  • Apr 14

    District Court Limits Sovereignty in Expropriation Matter

    District Court Limits Sovereignty in Expropriation Matter
    The United States District Court for the District of Columbia in Washington, DC, limited in Philipp v. Federal Republic of Germany the defendant's sovereign immunity in a clear separation of claims related to alleged takings by Nazi…
Rank this Week: 405

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.

https://www.angloinfo.com/blogs/global/us-tax/
  • Sep 20

    IRS CID Chief: “Significant” International Tax Investigations Under Way

    IRS CID Chief: “Significant” International Tax Investigations Under Way
      Don Fort was appointed Chief of Criminal Investigation (CI) for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in June.  He’s quickly making his presence known as the IRS’ top [...]Read More...
  • Sep 13

    Foreign Owner / Foreign Assets: No US Nominee!

    Foreign Owner / Foreign Assets: No US Nominee!
    We’ve known for some time that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has been mining heaps of data provided to it by banks in Switzerland and elsewhere, as well [...]Read More...
  • Sep 6

    Foreign Owner of US LLC: NRA Asks, Do I Need an ITIN?

    Foreign Owner of US LLC: NRA Asks, Do I Need an ITIN?
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will host an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Process webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 20 from 1- 2:30 p.m. EDT. Those interested in attending [...]Read More...
Rank this Week: 1300

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 20

    If President Trump Ends the Iran Deal, Can He Trigger the Security Council Snapback?

    If President Trump Ends the Iran Deal, Can He Trigger the Security Council Snapback?
    by Jean Galbraith by Jean Galbraith [Jean Galbraith is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School] President Trump has reportedly made a decision about whether or not to end the Iran deal – although he…
  • Sep 14

    The Drafters Knew Best: Corporate Liability and the Alien Tort Statute

    The Drafters Knew Best: Corporate Liability and the Alien Tort Statute
    by Heather Cohen by Heather Cohen [Heather Cohen is a Legal & Policy Associate with the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR), which harnesses the collective power of progressive organizations to push governments to…
  • Sep 13

    UK-Saudi Arabia Arms Trade before the High Court: Questions following the Judgment

    UK-Saudi Arabia Arms Trade before the High Court: Questions following the Judgment
    by Riccardo Labianco [Riccardo Labianco is a PhD candidate at SOAS, University of London. His research focuses on state-to-state military assistance in times of conflict.] On 10th July 2017, the High Court of Justice (HCJ) delivered its…
Rank this Week: 4456

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/
  • Sep 20

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right

    Hiding in the Light: Disclosure and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Right
    Jena Martin of West Virginia College of Law has posted a fascinating new article titled Hiding in the Light: The Misuse of Disclosure to Advance the Business and Human Rights Agenda. Here's the abstract: "The aim of this article is...
  • Sep 19

    Silencing

    Silencing
    Silencing is a powerful tool of oppression. Creeping authoritarianism has reinvigorated silencing as punishment and a way to limit free speech. On September 11th, 24 of 28 University of North Carolina trustees voted to ban the UNC Chapel…
  • Sep 18

    The Windsor Legacy

    The Windsor Legacy
    by Prof. Jeremiah Ho Last week, Edith Windsor passed away at 88. As many will know, she was the plaintiff in U.S. v. Windsor, in which the U.S. Supreme Court overturned section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act and...
Rank this Week: 2144

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Zhang: China’s Approach in Drafting the Investor–State Arbitration Clause: A Review from the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions’ Perspective

    Zhang: China’s Approach in Drafting the Investor–State Arbitration Clause: A Review from the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions’ Perspective
    Shu Zhang (Deakin Univ. - Law) has published China’s Approach in Drafting the Investor–State Arbitration Clause: A Review from the ‘Belt and Road’ Regions’ Perspective (Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, Vol. 5,…
  • Sep 20

    Job Opening: PluriCourts (Postdoctoral Fellowships)

    Job Opening: PluriCourts (Postdoctoral Fellowships)
    PluriCourts at the University of Oslo invites applications for up to two 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in Political Philosophy or Legal Theory on the legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals. The advertisement is here.
  • Sep 20

    Roscini: Animals and the Law of Armed Conflict

    Roscini: Animals and the Law of Armed Conflict
    Marco Roscini (Univ. of Westminster - Law) has posted Animals and the Law of Armed Conflict (Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, Vol. 47, pp. 35-67, 2017). Here's the abstract:In spite of the wide use of animals for military purposes, the law of…
Rank this Week: 883

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
  • Sep 20

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!

    Congratulations Jeremy Phillips!
    Jeremy Phillips, the founder of the IP Finance Blog among many other blogs, was awarded the David Goldring Volunteer Award from Marques.  The Marques website describes the award: David Goldring was instrumental in the launch of MARQUES,…
  • Sep 14

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage

    Gaming Amazon Using Fake IP Claims for Competitive Advantage
    CNBC has published an interesting article about fake IP claims on Amazon titled, "Amazon was Tricked by Fake Law Firm Into Removing a Hot Product, Costing This Seller $200,000."  The article alleges that competitors of sellers on Amazon…
  • Sep 14

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View

    U.S. Copyright Office Releases Database Concerning Its View
    The U.S. Copyright Office has released a new publicly accessible database of information concerning copyright matters.  The database contains amicus briefs filed by the U.S. Department of Justice with Copyright Office assistance,…
Rank this Week: 1307

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 20

    International Law Weekend 2017

    International Law Weekend 2017
    For readers of this blog, EVERY weekend should be an International Law Weekend, but the official "International Law Weekend" will be October 19-21, 2017 in New York City. Registration is open and the program is available at the home…
  • Sep 19

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring

    Loyola-Chicago is Hiring
    Loyola University Chicago School of Law is hiring for a newly created position: Director of Bar Success and Academic Support. The job posting, which includes a detailed position description, qualifications for the position, and information…
  • Sep 19

    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the Cooperating Entities Supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia

    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the Cooperating Entities Supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference in Melbourne, Australia
    The Legal Writing Institute will be another of the cooperating entities supporting the 13th Global Legal Skills Conference, to be held in Melbourne, Australia from December 9-12, 2018 at Melbourne Law School. The Melbourne Conference is being…
Rank this Week: 4054

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: 337

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 19

    Lighthizer on WTO Dispute Settlement

    Lighthizer on WTO Dispute Settlement
    This is an excerpt from the Q & A at the Lighthizer CSIS event mentioned in the last post, relating to WTO dispute settlement. I'm just going to quote it for now, but I should have more to say later....
  • Sep 19

    Lighthizer on Trade

    Lighthizer on Trade
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer spoke at CSIS yesterday. The full transcript is here. I'm going to respond to some of his specific points. Early on, he refers to a growing skepticism about trade: For decades, support for what…
  • Sep 14

    Guest Post: A Follow-up to the EU Commission’s Decision to ‘Split’ Trade and Investment Protection

    Guest Post: A Follow-up to the EU Commission’s Decision to ‘Split’ Trade and Investment Protection
    This is a guest post by Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi In a previous post Simon Lester has commented on President Juncker’s wish to rescue the EU’s trade policy, by concluding a set of streamlined trade…
Rank this Week: 406

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
  • Sep 19

    2017 Wine & Law Program in Champagne, France this October

    2017 Wine & Law Program in Champagne, France this October
    This year, the University of Reims’ Wine & Law Program is in its seventh session and will discuss topics related to trademarks and intellectual property rights in the wine and spirits sector. The Program is a 6-day intensive course…
  • Aug 21

    USPTO Finds a Likelihood of Confusion for HOODWINKED for Beer and HOODWINKED for Wine

    USPTO Finds a Likelihood of Confusion for HOODWINKED for Beer and HOODWINKED for Wine
    Fetzer Vineyards (“Applicant”) recently sought registration in standard character mark for HOODWINKED on the Principal Register for wine in International Class 33. In re Fetzer Vineyards, Serial No. 86789970 (June 22, 2017)…
  • Aug 21

    New York Farm Distilleries Now Allowed to Serve Wine, Beer, and Cider for On-Premise Consumption

    New York Farm Distilleries Now Allowed to Serve Wine, Beer, and Cider for On-Premise Consumption
    On July 25, 2017, Governor Cuomo signed legislation to allow New York farm distilleries to sell wine, beer, and cider labelled as “New York State” for on-premises consumption. See Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Allow…
Rank this Week: 2370

Customs Law

Customs Law

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

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    The Great Bulb Debate

    The Great Bulb Debate
    Our next case to discuss in The Gerson Company v. United States, which involves the tariff classification of artificial candles in the form of tea lights and candles. These are “artificial” because rather than being consumable…
  • Sep 18

    The Great Unmasking

    The Great Unmasking
    As we know from my previous post, XYZ is the pseudonym of a company that imports Duracell batteries through channels that are not authorized by Duracell. That makes XYZ a “parallel importer” or “gray market importer.”…
  • Aug 29

    GSP and Set

    GSP and Set
    Here's a question. Assume pots and pans from Thailand individually qualify for duty-free entry into the United States under the Generalized System of Preferences ("GSP"). That means they have 35% of their value derived from Thai-origin…
Rank this Week: 559

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: 1202

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
  • Sep 18

    Your inspiring Human Rights Act storie

    Your inspiring Human Rights Act storie
    On 2 October it is the 17th birthday of the Human Rights Act – it came into force on 2 October 2000. Rightsnfo is looking for inspiring stories of how people have used the Human Rights Act to publish as part of a birthday feature:…
  • Sep 16

    Aarhus costs cap challenge succeed

    Aarhus costs cap challenge succeed
    RSPB, Friends of the Earth & Client Earth v. Secretary of State for Justice [2017] EWHC 2309 (Admin), 15 September 2017, Dove J – judgment here In my March 2017 post here, I explained that amendments to the costs…
  • Sep 8

    A few places left for Life, Liberty and Security this Monday

    A few places left for Life, Liberty and Security this Monday
    There are a few places remaining for 1 Crown Office Row’s high-level seminar this Monday 11 September. The event is aimed at solicitors and people associated with NGOs. We also have a limited number of student places which will be…
Rank this Week: 4206

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 17

    Work On! ICTY/MICT Open Day & iCourts Programme

    Work On! ICTY/MICT Open Day & iCourts Programme
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ► The International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) would like to invite all interested parties…
  • Sep 17

    Write On! Univ. Loyola Andalucia

    Write On! Univ. Loyola Andalucia
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the University Loyola Andalucia, as follows: ► The University Loyola Andalucia is hosting the Conference “60…
  • Sep 11

    Law of Peace(making) and Transforming Children’s Invisibility

    Law of Peace(making) and Transforming Children’s Invisibility
    Courtesy of the Blog of the Groningen Journal of International Law (August 22, 2017). The law of international human rights came into being through an international peacemaking process, in particular the successive processes that gave…
Rank this Week: 954

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/
  • Sep 17

    Policing and Terrorism: Guest Post by Dr. Melissa Hamilton

    Policing and Terrorism: Guest Post by Dr. Melissa Hamilton
    We are pleased to publish this guest post by Dr. Melissa Hamilton. Dr. Hamilton is a Senior Lecturer of Law and Criminal Justice at the University of Surrey School of Law. Her SSRN page may be accessed here. Recent terrorist...
  • Aug 25

    Conference for "Younger" Comparative Law Scholars - Japan, July 2018

    Conference for "Younger" Comparative Law Scholars - Japan, July 2018
    We are pleased to share a link for this conference for the "younger" comparative law scholars among us.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2151

The Invisible College

The Invisible College

Covers international law, politics, economics, and philosophy.

https://invisiblecollege.weblog.leidenuniv.nl/
  • Sep 17

    ICTY/ MICT Open Day in The Hague on 24 September

    ICTY/ MICT Open Day in The Hague on 24 September
    The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals ( MICT ) will be hosting a joint Open Day on Sunday, 24 September from 11:00-17:00. This year’s Open Day marks the…
  • May 19

    Wageningen University lecture on United Nations, Values, and International Law

    Wageningen University lecture on United Nations, Values, and International Law
    click on the link below to view the recording of my Wageningen University lecture on United Nations, Values, and International Law
  • Apr 25

    Venice Academy of Human Right

    Venice Academy of Human Right
    The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation’s Venice Academy of Human Rights is accepting applications for its summer program, to take place July 3-12, 2017. The theme of this year’s Academy is…
Rank this Week: 4418

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

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

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 4570

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/
  • Sep 14

    CBP discovers and seizes about $700,000 leaving for Mexico

    CBP discovers and seizes about $700,000 leaving for Mexico
    Here is a tale of a cash seizure made by CBP in El Paso, Texas, from back in June. I’ve ... The post CBP discovers and seizes about $700,000 leaving for Mexico appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • Aug 23

    Customs at Dulles Seizes $29k Hidden in Pant

    Customs at Dulles Seizes $29k Hidden in Pant
    U.S. Customs is reporting on more cash seizures by its officers at Dulles Airport in Sterling, Virginia. Just last week, ... The post Customs at Dulles Seizes $29k Hidden in Pants appeared first on Great Lakes Customs Law.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 1743

Supreme People's Court Monitor

Supreme People's Court Monitor

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

http://supremepeoplescourtmonitor.com/
  • Sep 13

    China’s draft court law

    China’s draft court law
    A draft of the first comprehensive overhaul of China’s court law since 1979 (the organic/organizational law of the people’s courts) is now open for public comment (until 4 October.  A translation of the draft is available at…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2160

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

Cultural Heritage Lawyer

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

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    Penn Vet Working Dog Center Celebrates Five Years of Succe

    Penn Vet Working Dog Center Celebrates Five Years of Succe
    Sunny, a labrador retriever in training,with his Penn Vet handler duringa luggage search demonstrationToday marks the fifth anniversary of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. At a special celebration held this weekend on the campus of the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4321

Juris Diversitas

Juris Diversitas

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

http://jurisdiversitas.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 11

    The Santillana Codes, by Dan E. Stigall

    The Santillana Codes, by Dan E. Stigall
    The Santillana Codes: the Civil Codes of Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania. In that book, my objects of focus are the civil codes in force in Tunisia, Morocco, and Mauritania.  The book also explores the history of their…
  • Sep 1

    6th Annual Conference in South Africa: Mark your Calendar

    6th Annual Conference in South Africa: Mark your Calendar
    Juris Diversitas will hold its 6th Annual Conference during the last week of June 2018 (25-29 June). Venue: Faculty of LawNorth-West University PotchefstroomSouth AfricaTopic: Law, Roots & SpaceCall for Papers to be sent…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4102

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: 4005

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Malaysia’s Planned Drug Reform Highlights Divide in SE Asia’s Drug War Approach

    Malaysia’s Planned Drug Reform Highlights Divide in SE Asia’s Drug War Approach
    Source: Talking Drugs (10 August 2017)http://www.talkingdrugs.org/malaysias-planned-drug-reform-highlights-divide-in-se-asias-drug-war-approachMalaysia is set to repeal legislation that imposes a mandatory death penalty for people who sell…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 299

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…
Rank this Week: 4373

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: 2829

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…
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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: 1132

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: 1222

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: 1622

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: 1310

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: 341

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: 261

Al-Mirsal

Al-Mirsal

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

http://www.al-mirsal.com/
Rank this Week: 3469

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: 408

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Narelle MacKenzie CPA Blog

Covers international taxation.

http://www.narellemackenziecpa.com/blog/
  • Apr 12

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New

    Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi New
    Narelle MacKenzie was interviewed on Good Morning San Diego by Kusi News’s Carlos Amezcua. Watch the video here. The post Narelle MacKenzie Interview at Kusi News appeared first on NarelleMacKenzieCPA.com.
  • Mar 19

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction

    Americans are missing out on tax deduction
    SAN DIEGO- Tax day is less than one month away. A local CPA says Americans are missing out on deductions. Some apply to people who claim the standard deduction and don’t itemize. If you pay rent, you may be eligible for the California…
  • Mar 2

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie

    Charitable Donations Won’t Ease Tax on Oscar Swag for Most Celebritie
    High-net-worth celebrities who think they can avoid paying the tax man by donating the goody bag’s contents to charity might be sorely disappointed when they realize how little they can actually deduct. “They can make a charitable…
Rank this Week: 1804

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
  • Apr 3

    New Book Display: Cyber Law

    New Book Display: Cyber Law
    New Book Display: Cyber Law Check out the new book display on cyber law on L1 of the law library when you are free.  Complementing the two recent conferences held on campus: the Yale Cyber Leadership Forum and the 2017 We Robot…
  • Mar 28

    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research

    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research
    Law Library Research Workshop: Foreign Law Research   March 29 2017 / Wednesday / Room 113 / 3:10 - 4:00 PM   Students will learn the basic strategies of conducting foreign law research using open-access and subscription resources.…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 3557

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…
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Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

Chinese Direct Investment Law Blog

By Hill Wallack LLP.

http://www.uschinalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1874