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Second Circuit Issues Decision in Payday-Loan Regulatory Case

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

In a clash of competing sovereigns’ interests, the Second Circuit recently upheld, for now, the authority of the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) to regulate online payday loans made by Indian tribal lenders to...more

The Assassination of Mummar Gaddafi illegal under International Law

by Lloyd Msipa on

The Assassination of Mummar Gaddafi illegal under International Law On the 18th of October, United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Tripoli, Libya. She stated in unusually blunt terms that she would like...more

Pine Ridge, Whiteclay and Indian Liquor Law

by James Hughes on

This brief article summarizes the history of the Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota and its legal and social struggles with alcohol. Federal law and Tribal law ban possession and sale of alcohol on Pine...more

Court Precedent Determining the Limits of Tribal Sovereignty in Agua Claiente Band of Cahuilla Indians v. Fair Political Practices...

by James Berlyn Fenison Jr. on

The Los Angeles Times reported (July 17, 2008) that on June 29th, the Agua Caliente Band dropped its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court against California State and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) after the FPPC...more

Crisis, Coroneles & Constitucionalismo: A Study of the Quality of Democracy in Ecuador

by Amy L. Becerra, Esq. on

Presents an analysis of the quality of Ecuadorian democracy. Examines the political and cultural background of Ecuador’s constitutional history, including the role of military intervention and the increasing influence of...more

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