Professional Commentary

In 2014, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeal in Sargeant v. Al-Saleh held that a trial court does not have authority to order a debtor to turn over stock certificates located abroad in order to satisfy a judgment under Fla. Stat. § 56.29(6), which reads as follows: The court may order any property of the [...]

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Corruption was endemic throughout the Trump administration. Throughout the entire length of his administration, corruption and high turnover was a daily occurrence, threatening the strength and integrity of government institutions and, in some cases, indirectly resulting in the deaths of Americans. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) was in no way immune to allegations of [...]

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Few noticed, but on November 18, Merrick Garland officially abandoned even the pretense of ever holding Donald Trump accountable for multiple crimes that the Department of Justice already found Trump had committed. Garland might prefer that you forget the department’s findings, so let’s recap. In 2017, Acting Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Robert Mueller as [...]

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Only a few days after protests started in Iran, the right to access the internet was restricted and social platforms were filtered. The government of Iran used the unrest as an excuse and started moving towards the establishment of the National Internet. The limited access to the internet started during the first week of the [...]

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Recent years marked the ascendancy of fact-checking organizations as one of the main tools to fight disinformation in society. The reports produced by these organizations explain the flaws in the checked claim and the process to arrive at the final verdict. While it’s undeniable that these reports are essential, some of the fact-checking organizations still [...]

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I remember when Michelle (name changed to protect identity) got the email. She yelled out, “What?! This is so unfair!  I’m writing to CSS right now!” CSS is the Counsel Support Section of the Registry at the International Criminal Court (ICC). One of CSS’s responsibilities is approving the budget and appointments of defense teams who [...]

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“What is peace to YOU?” As a facilitator in peace education workshops, this is an activity that I do with all types of participants all the time. The answers are always so fascinating and diverse, ranging from absence of armed conflicts to an ideal society in which everyone benefits from a full wellbeing. All of [...]

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The year is 2024. Congressional maps in the political battleground states of North Carolina and Pennsylvania have been invalidated, and legal fights are ongoing to determine what maps will take their place. State high courts are hesitant to act because their normal powers of judicial review have been curtailed. Entire bodies of election rules, developed [...]

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