Caution and Restraint Should Steer Antitrust Enforcement

Rachel Chiu, contributor and technology fellow for Young Voices, discusses the various approaches to antitrust enforcement… Antitrust analysis is harder to get right than progressive trustbusters would have you believe. In fact, determining whether a business is violating principles of market competition is so complicated that judges and regulators often make mistakes. But the folks…

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Fundamental Environmental Rights: State Constitutions as a Vehicle of Change

Kirsten Williams, student at Vermont Law School, discusses the paths to enshrining environmental rights as fundamental rights in various states… A 2019 United Nations (UN) report found that “it is imperative that environmental laws are widely understood, respected, and enforced and the benefits of environmental protection are enjoyed by people and the planet.” Globally, more…

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Hispanic-Americans May Be the Real Victims of the Flanax Litigation

Lawrence Ebner, founder of Capital Appellate Advocacy PLLC, is counsel for Belmora LLC in Belmora LLC v. Bayer Consumer Care AG, currently pending certiorari before the US Supreme Court. Here he discusses the impact of Flanax litigation on Hispanic Americans… My client, Jamie Belcastro, a registered pharmacist, started Belmora LLC, a small, Virginia-based company that…

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Torture Should Not Be a “State Secret”

David M. Crane, Founding Chief Prosecutor of the Special Court for Sierra Leone, shares his opinion on the practice of States covering up international crimes such as torture…. North Carolina has an important connection to the “state secrets” at the center of an October 6 US Supreme Court argument. In this case, Guantanamo prisoner Abu…

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SCOTUS Skepticism and the Texas Abortion Law

Natalie Gomez-Velez, professor at City University of New York School of Law, discusses the oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on Texas’ new abortion law and considers their implications for the constitutional system… Last week’s US Supreme Court arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson and US v. Texas challenging the Texas abortion ban…

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Hungarian Anti-LGBTQ+ Campaign: Restricting Portrayals of Homosexuality to Minors

Insha Rahman and Rohit Gupta, students at the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, India, discuss the effects of the recent amendments to Hungarian laws that curtail the spreading of information concerning homosexuality and sex reassignment among minors.. In June 2021, the Hungarian Parliament passed certain amendments to several acts, which curtailed the…

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Counter-Terrorism, Martyrdom and the ‘Hunger of Immortality’: Re-defining the Relevance of International Law

Louis René Beres, a specialist on matters of nuclear weapons and world politics, analyses whether the ends justify the means while engaging in counter-terrorism… “Nothing is real that is not eternal.” Miguel de Unamuno, Tragic Sense of Life (1921) Though inconspicuous and easily misunderstood, there is no conceivably greater power in world politics than power…

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China market regulator fines tech giants for failure to report 43 old deals

The Chinese State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) has fined several Chinese Big Tech companies for failing to adhere to competition law regulations. The companies listed are fined up to 500,000 yuan (US$ 76,000), the maximum penalty under China’s competition law. The companies listed included e-commerce conglomerates Alibaba, JD and Tencent. They were charged for…

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India government to repeal controversial farm laws after year-long farmer protests

Addressing the nation on Friday, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the central government will repeal the three controversial farm laws in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament. When the Parliament had passed the three farm laws in September 2020, it sparked widespread protests by farmers. They feared that the laws would dismantle…

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Senators introduce joint resolution to block arms deal with Saudi Arabia

A bipartisan group of U.S. senators Thursday introduced a joint resolution to block a White House agreement to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia. The group includes Rand Paul (R-KY), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and the resolution aims to stop the sale of 280 medium-range air-to-air missiles, 596 missile launchers, and other weapons,…

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