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2015 Florida Legislative Update: Environment, Growth Management and Water

The Florida Legislature concluded its 2015 regular session on May 1, 2015. However, for all practical purposes, the session ended on April 28, when the House unexpectedly adjourned three days early after it became clear the...more

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House

Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. Budget Update - Late Thursday afternoon, Governor LePage released a change package to his...more

Opposition to Genetically Engineered Crops Goes Local: Municipal Laws Seek to Ban GMOs

A recent effort by two Los Angeles city councilmen to ban the sale and cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) signals an emerging trend in the attack against crop biotechnology. Municipalities in a number of...more

Congress May Act to Preempt State and Local Laws That Differ From Federal or Other State Agriculture Production Rules

With the current Farm Bill set to expire on Sept. 30, the U.S. House of Representatives Agriculture Committee adopted a provision in mid-July for the proposed 2012 Farm Bill. ...more

Independence: Taking back our Zimbabwe

Independence: Taking back our Zimbabwe As Zimbabwe celebrates its 31st birthday, it’s now almost fifteen years since Claire Short wrote that infamous letter that saw Britain refuse to fulfill a commitment to pay for the...more

ZAPU- Life from the belly of the beast

Jonah is the name given in the bible to a prophet of the northern kingdom of Israel, about the 8th century BC. In the book of Jonah, he is ordered by God to go the city of Nineveh to prophesy against their wickedness that was...more

Land and the new Zimbabwe Constitution - Lloyd Msipa

ZIMBABWEANS are on the verge of writing a new Constitution. The last substantive Constitution of Zimbabwe was the Lancaster House Constitution. It was foisted on the country through a rigorous process of negotiations and...more

2008 General Election California Initiative Summary

In two weeks, Californians will go to the polls and vote for a new president, their legislative representatives in Washington and Sacramento and whether 12 ballot initiatives governing everything from the future of high speed...more

Contextualising the SADC Tribunal and the land issue in Zimbabwe - A socio legal perspective - Lloyd Msipa

The land redistribution exercise in Zimbabwe has introduced a new dimension in the interpretation of international law, treaty law and general legal norms under domestic law. What has been controversial has been the...more

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