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Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers

On Friday, June 15, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a Memorandum stating that DHS would shortly grant a temporary immigration status called “deferred action” to certain young people who were...more

A Citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, can get a Passport

Discover that before the Fourteenth Amendment, a citizen of a State was recognized under international law with the nationality of a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States was also a citizen of the...more

For Purposes of International Law there are Two citizens in the country of the United States

William Bennett Munro, Professor of Municipal Government at Harvard University, in his work "The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local" (1919) writes at page 73: “So far as the rules of international...more

Yes there is a citizen of a State

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there was only a citizen of a State, under Art. IV, Sect. 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America. Such a citizen was also a citizen of the United States, under...more

The Fourteenth Amendment's effect on Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution

Before the Fourteenth Amendment, there was only a citizen of a State and a citizen of the United States. One born in a State of the Union, was, in general, a citizen of that particular State. As such he or she was...more

Section 1, Clause 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment modified Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States,...

A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America, is now also a citizen of the several States. Such citizen is recognized under international law as a...more

Poisoned Well Is a Poor Fate For Anyone

When bureaucrats decide to pile on the charges a seafarer stands little chance of justice.Bureaucracy trampled a seafarer because it could. New Zealand uses its Commission law as a barrier to justice just as effectively as...more

Rule by Bureaucracy Is not Always by Right

A complex legal case involving a ship engineer seeking refuge highlights the problems of interpreting maritime and human rights law....more

Universal Jurisdiction over slave trafficking under the Law of Nations as compared to the Law of the Sea Convention

While the law of nations and the Law of the Sea are in accord regarding the unacceptability of allowing slave trafficking on the high seas, the questions remain: who is capable of enforcing the law of nations and the Law of...more

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