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CORRUPTION WILL MAKE SUPPRESSING PIRATES VERY DIFFICULT IN WEST AFRICA

The elephant in the room in West Africa, so to speak, and the suppression of piracy is corruption....more

White Collar Watch - July 2013

In This Issue: - Factors in Forfeiture: Eleventh Circuit Rules in Seizure of Rothstein Ponzi Assets - Health Care False Statement Statute Serves as Backstop for Government In Nearly Failed Prosecution -...more

Rubber Match? Resin Trade Secret Battle Results In A Multi-Jurisdictional Draw

On the same day last week, two rival rubber resin companies issued press releases — each claiming legal victory in the same trade secret dispute....more

11th Circuit Case Signals Split on Law vs. Regulation vs. … Contract?

On February 22, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit vacated the smuggling and conspiracy convictions of two importers of allegedly tainted cheese products in the case of United States of America v. Yuri...more

INTERPOL and Religion

INTERPOL is dedicated to providing global cooperation between the law enforcement agencies for all of its member countries. Obviously, the primary goal of an organization such as INTERPOL is enforcement of the laws of its...more

Weekly Brief: Google Antitrust Suit?; Legal Weed; Law Firm Mega-Merger Mania [Video]

Nov. 15 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news. Big changes may be in store for Google. The tech giant was given an ultimatum by FTC Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz to...more

Facts are chiels that winna ding*

I. Introduction - This essay reflects on how facts are established for purposes of European competition cases, how these facts are tested when they are inconsistent or disputed, and what improvements might be made. After...more

French employees should check their privacy settings before posting on social media platforms

It may seem obvious to a lay person that employees should refrain from insulting their companies on social media due to the threat of termination for cause; however, there are contradictory legal principles that apply to the...more

Variations in Treatment of Red Notice Subjects from Member Country to Member Country

A reader posted a question recently in response to a previous post about the manner in which INTERPOL member countries respond to locating a Red Notice subject. The reader specifically asked whether Red Notice subjects would...more

INTERPOL and Dowry Violation Charges

A great example of INTERPOL's adherence to its own rules is that of its refusal to assist in the extradition of persons accused of violating dowery law. INTERPOL's rules require that a Red Notice be issued with an eye towards...more

RED CROSS EMBLEM MISUSE IS A CRIME UNDER PHILIPPINE LAW

In many parts of the Philippines, use of the Red Cross sign is widespread even to the point that it is displayed in many labels of commercial products. Unknown to many, the use of Red Cross emblem as labels in commercial...more

Legal Comment - Eventual Justice: The Trial of Guek Eav Kaing in the Extraordiary Chambers of the Courts of Cambodia

This legal comment was written for submission to the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and analyzes various aspects of the first criminal proceeding against a former high-raking official in the Khymer Rouge...more

The Expanding Territorial Reach of RICO: It's Not Just For U.S.-Based Organized Crime Anymore

Background The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 1961–68 ("RICO"), was passed in 1970 for the primary purpose of "seeking the eradication of organized crime in the United States." Pub. L....more

Graham v. Florida & Sullivan v. Florida

Brief for Solidarity Center for Law and Justice, et al., as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent

These two cases involve an Eighth Amendment challenge to juvenile sentences of life without parole. Taking no position on the constitutionality (or wisdom) of this type of sentence, Cato joined the Solidarity Center for Law...more

Treaties, Execution and Originalism in Medellin v. Texas

Case comment published in Volume 32, Issue 2 of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy - Medellin v. Texas, 128 S.Ct. 1346 (2008)...more

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