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Month: February 2014

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Dear Governor Perry, the World Does Not Revolve Around Texas

CC Image Courtesy of Phil Roeder Dear Governor Perry, the World Does Not Revolve Around Texas By Oscar Lopez* I.              Introduction For a person who very proudly waves the pro-life movement banner,[1] Texas Governor Rick Perry seems to be a big fan of ending life. The pro-life movement is not just about abortion; it instead endeavors to…

Feb 2014

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World War II in Glendale: A Look Back at Hwang v. Japan

CC License image courtesy of Melissa Wall World War II in Glendale: A Look Back at Hwang v. Japan by Yujin Chun* In Glendale, a suburb in the Greater Los Angeles Area, there is a bronze statue of a girl in traditional South Korean dress seated next to an empty chair.[1] Despite being less than…

Feb 2014

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Between a Rocket and a Hard Place: Difficult Decisions in U.S. Arms Limitation Treaty Enforcement

CC Image courtesy of Ed Brambley Between a Rocket and a Hard Place: Difficult Decisions in U.S. Arms Limitation Treaty Enforcement by Alex Kerrigan* I. Introduction As Russia and the United States stood on the brink of a curling, hockey, and skiing showdown at the Sochi Winter Olympics, the United States was edging closer towards…

Feb 2014

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Piercing the Vatican Veil

Image provided courtesy of the Art Renewal Center, www.artrenewal.org Piercing the Vatican Veil by Jordan Calazan Manalastas* It is a sign of intelligence and integrity not to confuse the wrongness of one’s acts with the wrongness of one’s beliefs. To impute the Catholic hierarchy’s failure to deal adequately with the sexual predators among its ranks…

Feb 2014

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Announcement: Elections & the End of Volume One

Dear ILJ Online Readers, We are excited to announce that, yesterday evening, the Cornell International Law Journal conducted its annual elections. After reviewing a stellar lineup of potential candidates for Senior Online Editor, the Journal chose Noah Black to fill the position. In addition to a new Senior Online Editor, the Journal also elevated four…

Feb 2014

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English for the English: Immigration & Language

Image Courtesy of Communities and Local Government Office by Yujin Chun* Eric Pickles has made several headlines in January of 2014 for saying that immigrants in the United Kingdom who cannot speak English “can’t participate in society.”[1] This is not the first time the British Communities Secretary has made a controversial statement on immigrants and the…

Feb 2014

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The Big Four: Crouching Tiger, Hiding Auditor

Crouching Tiger, Hiding Auditor by Noah Black* Two weeks ago, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Administrative Law Judge Cameron Elliot slammed the Chinese branches of the Big Four accounting firms—PricewaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, Ernst & Young, and KPMG—with a six month practice bar for failing to disclose audit materials when requested by the SEC.[1] The…

Feb 2014