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On Friday the United States and people who respect justice around the world lost a very special jurist, William Ramsey Clark (December 18, 1927 – April 9, 2021), a man unique among lawyers for his steadfast commitment to justice for all.  He served his country as the 66th Attorney General of the United States from [...]

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A year into the pandemic, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility published ABA Opinion 498, providing guidance on how lawyers can comply with the Rules of Professional Conduct while practicing virtually. The ABA Model Rules permit the virtual practice, defined as practicing law anywhere other than in a brick-and-mortar office. But they [...]

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The recent review of the U.S. human rights record at the United Nations through the Universal Periodic Review process yielded 347 recommendations for improvement, 80% of which the U.S. accepted. Among them were several urging the U.S. to rescind a Trump-era executive order targeting the International Criminal Court (ICC) and those who support it. Just [...]

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Whether it is “investing” in meme stocks like GameStop or rushing to a convenience store to purchase a chance at winning a $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot, Americans are hungry for an opportunity to get rich fast.  After all, it has not helped that Congress continues to drag its feet in providing economic relief to [...]

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The modern Administrative State “wields vast power and touches almost every aspect of daily life.” Ensuring accountability for the officials who exercise this vast power is no simple task. But the Supreme Court has the opportunity to improve what Madison called the “chain of dependence”—so that “those who are employed in the execution of the law will be [...]

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In case you haven’t heard, cryptocurrencies have gone mainstream. Well, namely Bitcoin. MicroStrategy, the business software behemoth, was the first corporation to make waves with Bitcoin when it sold $650 million of convertible notes in December to buy the crypto. On February 16, the company added that they will sell an additional $600 million of [...]

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Following the election of a new prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), the international community is questioning the US sanction’s validity against the ICC. In fact, Mr. Karim Khan from the United Kingdom was elected on February 12, 2021, as the next ICC Prosecutor, and he will take office, replacing Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda of [...]

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