EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.

BigLaw representatives recently suggested that, to diversify, large firms should seek associates beyond the elite law schools and top-ranked students. This recalls the scene from Casablanca when, after Rick asks why his place is being closed down, Captain Renault states that he is “shocked, shocked to find that there is gambling going on”—as a croupier [...]

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Following the reimposition of US sanctions on Iran on May 8, 2018, a Swedish bandage maker, Mölnlycke, decided to halt shipments to Iran, and this decision has affected patients in Iran who are affected by a severe and life-threatening rare skin condition called Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). Many patients in Iran, where an estimated 800 to [...]

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Wikimedia Commons - William Blackstone, Commentaries on the Laws of England (1st ed, 1769, vol IV)

Abstract: Ideas of Natural Law were crucial in drafting the US Constitution. These seminal ideas were made known to document “framers” largely by way of William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England. The Commentaries represent the truest philosophic origins of America’s legal system. In these dissembling times of recurrent political manipulation, Blackstone’s work warrants [...]

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On November 16 the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati  was randomly selected by the Multi-district Litigation Panel in Washington, DC to decide whether the Biden Administration’s vaccine mandate for American workers, promulgated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), is legal. OSHA’s rules, which are planned to take full effect on [...]

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Earlier this month, a digital currency based on the Netflix series “Squid Game” soared in value before collapsing dramatically as its promoters quickly pulled out their funds in what is known as a “rug pull.” The website promoting the cryptocurrency was only three weeks old and was littered with grammatical errors, tell-tale signs that it [...]

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In the aftermath of the George Floyd protests, the legal doctrines shielding law enforcement from accountability have become increasingly scrutinized, with qualified immunity by far the most well-known (and most controversial). But on November 5, the Supreme Court announced it will hear at least one of three cases that address another form of immunity for [...]

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“Nothing is real that is not eternal.” Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life (1921) Though inconspicuous and easily misunderstood, there is no conceivably greater power in world politics than power over death. On its face, this preeminent form of power is problematic (how, after all, can one human being ever offer eternal life to [...]

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In June 2021, the Hungarian Parliament passed certain amendments to several acts, which curtailed the dissemination of information concerning homosexuality and sex reassignment (“H&SR”) among minors and school-goers. Inter alia, the legislation: (1) bans the availability of any material portraying or promoting H&SR or any other forms of deviation from one’s sex assigned at birth [...]

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Last week’s US Supreme Court arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson and US v. Texas challenging the Texas abortion ban revealed a startling vulnerability in the US system of federalism and constitutional supremacy. They laid bare that a state’s flagrantly unconstitutional six-week abortion ban, when structured to avoid effective judicial review, can flummox the [...]

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