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When Will Black Lives Matter to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners?
I am a native Tampanian, and in 1992 I graduated from Vanderbilt University Law school. Because I spent my last year of law school studying abroad, a novel idea back then, the law school registrar would not certify my graduation for me to sit for the (More)
International Commercial Arbitration Diversity Part 1: Get Your Knee Off My Neck
Roses are Red Violets are Blue These numbers confess That there's something askew The arena of international commercial arbitration may seem a rarefied arena on which to discuss matters in this time of the murder of George Floyd. International Co (More)
Trump's "Law and Order" - "Cold" Ideals and "Sick at Heart"
"Tis bitter cold, and I am sick at heart." - Hamlet For an afflicted American nation, it never seems to end. On June 1, 2020, President Donald J. Trump once again openly defiled US Constitutional protections of free speech and assembly, on this occa (More)
The Public Policy Concerns with Tattoo Copyrights
The dearth of clear judicial precedent on tattoo copyrights enforceability has left the legal profession and the entertainment industry searching for answers. The question arises: to whom does the copyright of a tattoo remain with; the tattoo artist (More)
Surviving Der Fűhrer: An American Rise and Fall
"The man who laughs has not yet heard the terrible news." -Bertolt Brecht Any explicit comparisons of the Trump presidency with the Third Reich will elicit multiple cries of horror and execration across the United States, even when it had first been (More)
The Trump Presidency: A Breathtaking Assault on Law, Justice and Security
"At the beginning of the pestilence and when it ends, there's always a propensity for rhetoric....It is only in the thick of a calamity that one gets hardened to the truth, to silence." - Albert Camus, The Plague Trump presidential debilities are m (More)
House Judiciary Committee holds first impeachment hearing
Four legal scholars appeared before the US House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday to help guide the conversation on the constitutional standard for impeachment.On Tuesday the Intelligence Committee concluded their investigation and approved a re (More)
Nuclear War Avoidance in the Middle East: International Law and Deterrence (Part II)
Contrary to conventional wisdom, both nuclear deterrence and associated forms of nuclear strategy, including preemption, can support the authoritative expectations of international law. The adequacy of international law in preventing a nuclear war in (More)
Closing in on Massive Worldwide Copyright Infringement
JURIST Guest Columnist, Curt Levey, of the Committee for Justice, discusses the implications of Kim Dotcom's fight to avoid extradition from New Zealand to the US...Notorious Internet pirate Kim Dotcom suffered another legal setback last month in his (More)
US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 18 November 2017
Here's the domestic legal news we covered this week: A US District judge declared a mistrial in New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez's federal corruption trial on Thursday after questioning the 12 jurors. The US District Court for the Northern District (More)
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