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A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea? [Video]

Mar. 25, 2014 -- Robert Blecker, constitutional history professor at New York Law School and author of The Death of Punishment, talks about Crimea's recent secession from Ukraine and subsequent annexation by Russia. Blecker...more

An Unprecedented Change in Mexican Energy Politics

In an unprecedented change in Mexican energy politics, the government has amended its Political Constitution to allow the participation of private capital in its upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas businesses. The...more

Revisiting the Mexican Energy Reform Part 1 of 3

I made an early review of the Mexican Energy Reform. Now it is time to revisit in full. This is part 1 of 3 for a series of posts trying to construe the recently approved Mexican Energy Reform. Despite the political opinions,...more

Political Trends in Latin American Oil: Mexico and Venezuela

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has responded to over a decade of declining oil and gas production with vocal support of reform of the Mexican energy sector. While the Mexican Constitution provides PEMEX a monopoly in...more

American Suspicions Could Deter Chinese Investment

Chinese officials have long complained about American national security reviews, insisting they are an obstacle to Chinese investment in the United States....more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact [Video]

June 27 (Bloomberg) -- The two bankruptcy cases going before the U.S. Supreme Court in the term beginning in October are the first topics of conversation on the video with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News...more

Cuba Practice Update -- May 16, 2013

Law to Punish Companies with Cuba Ties Struck Down - Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami declared unconstitutional a 2012 Florida law intended to prevent foreign companies with ties to Cuba — or...more

Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit [Video]

Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on two landmark civil rights cases focusing on gay marriage. Also, Italy's Supreme...more

This Week in Washington - January 25, 2013

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Inauguration. After being officially sworn in to a second term at the White House on Sunday, January 20, as prescribed by law, President Barack Obama and Vice...more

This Week in Washington - January 18, 2013

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Debt Ceiling, Budget & the Economy. During a press conference on the debt ceiling at the White House on Monday, President Obama warned Republicans in Congress that...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

This Week in Washington - September 28, 2012

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - Budget. On Saturday, the Senate approved the Fiscal Year 2013 (FY13) Continuing Resolution (CR), which now awaits the President's signature. The CR makes continuing...more

This Week in Washington - June 29, 2012

DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS - U.S. Supreme Court Decisions. On Thursday, the Supreme Court essentially upheld the health care reform law, including the individual mandate requiring health insurance, by a vote of 5 to 4. ...more

Senator Opposes Swiss Accounts Tax Treaty Change

Senator Rand Paul (R – Kentucky) opposes changes to the US-Swiss tax treaty that would effectively allow the US government more access to tax information connected to Swiss bank accounts of US citizens. Senator Paul stresses...more

This Week in Washington - April 6, 2012

In This Issue: - DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS Congress is in recess, returning April 16th. Late last week, newly-appointed Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough released a procedural opinion that last summer’s...more

Nigeria Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2011

Introduction – Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011 Terrorism has continued to threaten global peace and prosperity. To address this criminal activity, governments all over the world, including the Nigerian government, have...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

How Much Political Motivation is Too Much for INTERPOL?

A good number of people who complain about unfairly issued Red Notices argue that the charges underlying their Red Notices are politically motivated. Many times, the claim of political motivation is true. A government's...more

Jerusalem Passport Case

Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of the Plaintiff

This brief was filed in support of the right of an American citizen born in Jerusalem, Israel to have Jerusalem, Israel listed on his/her passport as the place of birth. This right is provided for by law; but the State...more

Golen v. Holder

Brief of Amicus Curiae The CATO Institute in Support of Petitioner

In 1920, the Supreme Court decided an obscure case concerning the implementation of a treaty between the United States and Canada regarding migratory birds. Tucked into Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes's five-page decision in...more

Citizenship and Domicile: Before and After the Fourteenth Amendment

A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, has a domicile in a particular State. A citizen of the United States, under Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment has only a residence in a...more

Yes there are two citizens in the nation of the United States under international law

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

What was the holding of the Slaughterhouse Cases?

The Slaughterhouse Cases held, one, that citizenship of a State was separate and distinct from citizenship of the United States; that a citizen of a State was separate and distinct from a citizen of the United States. ...more

Shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities IN and OF the several States

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of Constitution was modified by the Fourteenth Amendment, in particular, Section 1, Clause 2. This was determined by the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Slaughterhouse Cases. ...more

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