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"Penal Order" in Greece: a New Era for the Rights of the Defendant?
On June 11, 2019, the Hellenic Republic published in the Government Gazette laws 4619 and 4620 that ratified respectively the new Criminal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. The provisions of these two new laws apply for all criminal court proceedings (More)
The Roundup Trials
Glyphosate, a non-selective herbicide, is found in many weed killing products and sold every day around the world. Roundup, the most popular herbicide in the United States, contains glyphosate and is purchased by consumers to use on their residential (More)
Who is Liable in Tomorrow's Automated Crashes?
Self-driving technology is being actively tested all over the world shaping the future of transportation. Companies including General Motors, Tesla, Uber, and Google are some of the major automakers and researchers who have already begun to implement (More)
"America First" as a Matter of Law
"There is no longer a virtuous nation, and the best of us live by candlelight." -William Butler Yeats From the beginning of his presidency, Donald Trump has presumed a hard and fast distinction between America's national interest and the broader i (More)
Jean-Pierre Bemba’s Request for Compensation for Damages from the International Criminal Court
Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo (Bemba) is the leader of the Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) and was the commander-in-chief of its military forces during the Central African Bush War from 2003-2004, during which the MLC was accused of committing w (More)
Kenya High Court upholds gay sex ban
Kenya's High Court on Friday upheld a ban on gay sex. The Kenyan Penal Code makes it a felony to have "carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature" or to commit "gross indecency." The sentence for these offenses ranges from 5-21 ye (More)
The Network Neutrality Battle Is About Common Carriage Functionality – The Monopoly Argument is a False Distraction
Congressional consideration of “Save the Internet Act” is the most recent battlefront in ongoing legal warfare since the early 2000’s within what is called the network neutrality debate.  On April 10, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives passed th (More)
Payday Loan Rule Rollback Consistent with CFPB’s New Anti-Regulation Pro Industry Mission
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is considering rolling back payday and title loan regulations designed to protect consumers from dangerous debt traps. Considered part of America’s democratization of credit, payday and title loans are (More)
State Leadership Needed on Consumer Protection Issues
Under current leadership, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) seems committed to only grudgingly protecting consumers from unfair and exploitative financial products.  In its strategic plan, former Acting Director Mick Mulvaney (More)
Attempts to Restrict Abortion in Iowa
Recently, a District Court Judge in Iowa struck down a law passed in the spring of 2018 which would have barred abortions after a fetal heartbeat could be detected by means of a vaginal ultrasound. The exceptions included cases of medical emergency, (More)