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Congress Considers Transportation Appropriations Provisions, Other Legislation Impacting Aviation

On Capitol Hill, legislators are working to pass a Transportation Appropriations bill that will fund aviation programs during the 2015 fiscal year. As part of the appropriations process, members of the House and Senate are...more

SEC Staff Issues Statement on Effect of Court Decision on Conflict Minerals Rule

On April 29, 2014, the SEC Division of Corporation Finance (the “Division”) issued a statement on the effect of a recent decision by the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (the “Court”) on the SEC’s...more

Name And Shame No More?

The last few years has seen the rise of so-called “name and shame” laws. The aims of many these laws may be laudable, but yesterday’s decision by the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit calls their...more

Update on INTERPOL's Red Notice for TCI's Michael Misick: Part 2

In the last post, I addressed the latest events in the case of Michael Misick, former Premier of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Today's post is a continuation of that discussion and an update of a related post from earlier...more

Legal Index: Citizenship Under The United States Constitution

This legal index is a guide to citizenship under the United States Constitution since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment. Each entry, being a legal topic, is supplemented with legal authority, which is quoted, cited,...more

See for yourself, Two citizens in the country of the United States

In this article, it is shown that there is in the country of the United States two citizens; a citizen of the United States and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States using the waters that surround...more

Yes it is true, there are two citizen

Since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there are now two citizens in the nation of the United States: a citizen of the United States, under Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment; and...more

CFTC Proposes Guidance on the Cross-Border Impact of Dodd-Frank’s Swap Regulations

For nearly two years, swap market participants have wanted to know how the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) would interpret the extraterritorial reach of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection...more

Standing to Challenge European Commission Decisions on Complaints

The recent EU General Court judgment in F91 Diddeléng v Commission illustrates the importance of exercising all available procedures at the administrative level to ensure that one has a challengeable decision before...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

There are Two Nationalities for the Nation of the United States

Discover that since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, who is not a citizen of the several States (united) and a citizen of the several States...more

Court Upholds Counterclaim Against the U.S. on Political Question Grounds — Only To Dismiss It for Failure to Exhaust...

U.S. v. Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc., 10-cv-530 (RCL) (D.D.C. 2012), presents the interesting case whether a defendant in an international litigation can or should counterclaim litigation, in this case against the U.S....more

Final Score in Egypt's Attack on NGO's: INTERPOL- 1, Political Oppression- 0

Today was a great day for transparency and political freedom. INTERPOL refused to allow the Red Notices as requested by Egypt against the non-governmental workers who are currently sought for prosecution in Egypt. In so...more

All You Need To Know About A Citizen Of A State Who Is Not A Citizen Of The United States

Since the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States. A citizen of the United States is...more

Supreme Court Upholds Restoration of U.S. Copyright Protection for Foreign Works in the Public Domain

If you confront the question whether a foreign book, movie, song, artistic work, or other work of authorship is still in copyright in the U.S. or whether such a foreign work is being infringed in the United States, take note...more

Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States, Part 7

The seventh in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of the Slaughterhouse Cases (83 U.S. (Wall. 16) 36, 1873) is reviewed. The blunder made is that one born or...more

On Dred Scott v. Sanford

At the time of the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in Dred Scott v. Sanford, in the year of 1856, there were black citizens as well as black slaves. Black citizens were descendants of blacks who were...more

Due process in competition cases: A step forward by the ECJ

Introduction The unique features of the European Commission’s competition proceedings, where the Commission acts as investigator, prosecutor and maker of decisions on guilt or innocence, have long been controversial. Due...more

Blunders of the Supreme Court of the United States, Part 5

The fifth in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of Colgate v. Harvey (296 U.S. 404, 1935) is presented. The blunder made is that a citizen of the United States...more

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 is defined to have both Fundamental and Common Privileges and Immunities

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 has been defined to have both fundamental privileges and immunities as well as common privileges and immunities. After the adoption of the Constitution of the United States of...more

Citizen of a State under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 can be a litigant in federal court

The Fourteenth Amendment was adopted on July 28, 1868. The Fourteenth Amendment according to the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Slaughterhouse Cases, changed citizenship under the Constitution. ...more

Yes a citizen of a State is also a citizen of the several States under the Constitution

A citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States is entitled to privileges and immunities of a citizen of the several States, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of...more

From Habeas Data Action to Omnibus Data Protection: The Latin American Privacy (R)Evolution

Latin America: More Privacy than You Would Expect Whenever you ask a privacy expert about parts of the world with strict data privacy laws, the European Union, with its by now famous EU Data Protection Directive, is...more

Yes there are two citizens (with privileges and immunities) under the Constitution since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment

Since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, there are two citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America with privileges and immunities which are not the same. They are a citizen of the United...more

Nigerian Sovereign Wealth Fund Law

The Nigerian Government has passed into law the Sovereign Investment Authority (Establishment, Etc.) Act 2011 to among other things establish a Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority. This Authority is charged to receive,...more

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