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  • Thusfar this blog has largely avoided some of the “big” current issues in international law, especially the Iraq war, for a number of reasons — in part because it is such a divisive issue but also because the law surrounding the field is in flux.  But here I wanted to note that not only are US soldiers…

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    There is plenty of news about the recent decision by the constitutional court of Turkey annulling the election a few days ago, as the BBC reports (with an ever-helpful Q&A here).  Yet another example of increasingly visible entrances by courts around the world into large-scale political debates… whether or not these are the “right” decisions (or…

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    A recall for 447,000 baby seat carriers manufactured by Dorel has been issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The company has received 77 reports of the child restraint handle fully or partially coming off. “Because the child restraint handle to this seat can loosen and come off and that’s a fall hazard for infants,”…

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    Pennsylvania’s highest court on Monday ordered the temporary suspension of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license, a step that could trigger efforts to remove her from office as she fights criminal charges. The unanimous order by the state Supreme Court’s five justices also could prompt a legal challenge from the first-term Democrat. In the…

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      The Blawgosphere was abuzz early today with news that Google “has quietly added state and federal case law and patent search to its Google Scholar search service,” as well as a “How Cited” citator service. The quote’s from Et Seq., the Harvard law School Library Blog. (See also, TaxProf Blog  and 3 Geeks and…

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    Since the 1990s, the EB-5 investment-based immigration visa program has made it possible for investors to immigrate to the United States by providing funds for a project or company that will result in the creation of permanent jobs within the country. The current EB-5 program expires in September of 2015, and there has been some…

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    Major banks agreed to pay $20 billion to settle mortgage-related legal disputes, in Wall Street’s latest bid to put alleged abuses of the home-lending process in the rearview mirror. Bank of America will pay $3.6 billion to Fannie Mae as well as repurchase certain mortgage loans made from 2000 through 2008 for $6.75 billion, a…

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    Donald Trump has announced a plan to sue the television station Univision for $500 million after Univision decided not to air the Miss Universe pageant as a result of controversial comments Mr. Trump made regarding immigrants. Trump is claiming that the contract with Univision is “iron-clad” and contains no exceptions that would allow the television…

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     The City’s recent decision to give federal authorities any illegal immigrant youths booked for a felony is coming under fire. San Francisco has long prized itself on being a sanctuary city, meaning illegal immigrants can access city services without fearing deportation. But last year, Mayor Gavin Newsom imposed a change in city policy after media…

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    In what is believed to be the first statute of its kind in the US, Madison has banned discrimination against atheists under which the non-religious will have the same protection afforded to those on the basis of race, sexual orientation or religion. Madison is an island of liberalism and is part of a state that…

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