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Remember the (M/V) Alamo!: Mexican Reform Invites Maritime Reinforcements

by Baker Donelson on

In a moment as pivotal as the Battle of San Jacinto, groundbreaking reform in Mexico may bring a Lone Star-sized opportunity to the American maritime industry. On December 20, 2013, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto signed...more

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

by Dan Goodman on

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

by Dan Goodman on

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

Spratlys Idiosyncrasies : Does the Philippines Have What It Takes to Prevail Over China?

by Rey Cartojano on

This write-up will not dwell on the political and military capability of the Philippines over a rising power such as China, but will provide a sketch of the relative legal merits of the Philippine claims over the Spratlys...more


by Luciano Alencar on

Presentation about some of the penalties existing in Brazilian Law against the port operators....more

Yes there is a citizen of a State

by Dan Goodman on

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

by Dan Goodman on

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

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