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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

Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers

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

For Purposes of International Law there are Two citizens in the country of the United States

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

Asbestos Exposure at Avondale Shipyards

Thousands of shipyard workers who were employed at the Avondale Shipyards may have suffered asbestos exposure as a result of asbestos-containing products that were used at the site. Workers who were exposed to asbestos at...more

October 13, 2011 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily

The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more

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

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

The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

The 2002 Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea

Cognizant of the need to promote a peaceful, friendly and harmonious environment in the South China Sea between ASEAN and China for the enhancement of peace, stability, economic growth and prosperity in the region; Committed...more

The Very Model of a Modern Private Navy

THE twittering class buzzes about ‘private navies’ trying to solve the piracy problem. One arising is the outfitting of mercenary-crewed vessels with sufficient equipment to escort, detect, seek out and destroy [note the...more

Reply to "Is it time for US to join UNCLOS?

This is a comment in reply to Capt.1 Raul (“Pete”) Pedrozo’s article “Is It Time for the United States to Join the Law of the Sea Convention?” published in the Journal of Maritime Law and...more

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment: Citizenship in a State based on Residence

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states: ”All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of...more

Leadership lesson that hits home

A lewd video shows that the naval service needs a refresher course in effective management. Naval commanders see themselves as exemplary leaders for Constitution or Queen and Country. We, on the other hand, are contracted to...more

Yes there is a citizen of a State

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

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

Section 1, Clause 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment modified Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution of the United States,...

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

Piracy Charge Did Not Fit the Facts

The dismissal of piracy charges against six Somalis has sparked outrage in some circles,but the judge was simply following the law....more

Foreign Masters Get a Raw Deal in US

Heavy-handed security measures by US Coast Guard boarding officers are unfair and have not improved safety or security....more

Winter, Secretary of the Navy v. Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

Brief of the Navy League of the United States et al as Amicus Curiae in Support of the Petitioners

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Universal Jurisdiction over slave trafficking under the Law of Nations as compared to the Law of the Sea Convention

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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