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Cruises More Dangerous Than People Think and the Triumph Showed Warning Signs
What is the state of Anti-Piracy Efforts and Armed Guards on Vessels?
Evaluation of TWIC Hearing held by Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
Asteroid Mining in Space: Is it Legal?
On Friday, June 15, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a Memorandum stating that DHS would shortly grant a temporary immigration status called “deferred action” to certain young people who were...more
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
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
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
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
A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America, is now also a citizen of the several States. Such citizen is recognized under international law as a...more
When bureaucrats decide to pile on the charges a seafarer
stands little chance of justice.Bureaucracy trampled a seafarer because it could. New Zealand uses its Commission law as a barrier to justice just as effectively as...more
A complex legal case involving a ship engineer seeking refuge
highlights the problems of interpreting maritime and human rights law....more
While the law of nations and the Law of the Sea are in accord regarding the unacceptability of allowing slave trafficking on the high seas, the questions remain: who is capable of enforcing the law of nations and the Law of...more
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