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Month: March 2014

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Courts Shall Not Rule on Homeschool Alone: Romeike v. Holder and the Intersection of Fundamental Rights and Asylum

CC image courtesy of Brandi Jordan Courts Shall Not Rule on Homeschool Alone: Romeike v. Holder and the Intersection of Fundamental Rights and Asylum by Yujin Chun*  I. Introduction The devoutly Christian Romeike family entered the United States in 2008 from Germany, which requires all children to attend public or state-approved private schools.[1] The Romeikes…

Mar 2014

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Appa Said Knock You Out: Korean Judicial Invalidation of Knock-In, Knock-Out Currency Options

CC image courtesy of Martin Pueschel Appa Said Knock You Out: Korean Judicial Invalidation of Knock-In, Knock-Out Currency OptionsBy Geary Choe* I. Introduction Every Korean who has experienced the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997 remembers the sharp depreciation of the Korean won. In October 1997, just before the crisis, one U.S. dollar was trading at…

Mar 2014

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FCPA Enforcement Against Foreign Companies: Does America Know Best?

CC image courtesy of Intangible Arts FCPA Enforcement Against Foreign Companies: Does America Know Best? by Heather Diefenbach* As the first country to enact an anti-bribery statute for conduct aimed at foreign government officials, the United States has long set the bar for measures against corruption.[1] In 1977, Congress enacted the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act…

Mar 2014

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Aussie Jaws and International Laws

CC Image courtesy of Stephanie Watson Aussie Jaws and International Laws: The Australian Shark Cull and the Convention on Migratory Species by Arie Trouwborst*  I.              Introduction The debate concerning Western Australia’s controversial shark culling program is raging unabated.[1] In order to protect swimmers and surfers, a plan to hook and kill large sharks—particularly Tiger sharks…

Mar 2014

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Peru: Sterilizing the Poor as an Economic Measure

CC Image courtesy of worldwide-souvenirs Peru: Sterilizing the Poor as an Economic Measure By Oscar Lopez* I.              Introduction In 1990, Peru was looking for a president with a vision for strong economic reform that would end the country’s long-lasting hyperinflation.[1] Alberto Fujimori started on the campaign trail with a populist rhetoric that criticized the economic…

Mar 2014

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The Abolition of Presidential Term Limits in Nicaragua: The Rise of Nicaragua’s Next Dictator?

CC Image Courtesy of Jorge Mejia The Abolition of Presidential Term Limits in Nicaragua: The Rise of Nicaragua’s Next Dictator? By Nicolas Cherry* I. Introduction On November 6, 2011, Daniel Ortega won the presidential election in Nicaragua for the third time. In doing so, Ortega joined an exclusive, if perhaps rather unsavory group—the eleven percent…

Mar 2014

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Egypt’s Constitution: The Narrative of Counter-Revolution

CC Image Courtesy of Ramy Raoof Egypt’s Constitution: The Narrative of Counter-Revolution by Jordan Calazan Manalastas* Was Secretary of State John Kerry right to remark, last July, that the Egyptian military’s coup d’état was “restoring democracy”?[1] Perhaps not, if his sobered response to Egypt’s recent constitutional referendum is any indication.[2] On one hand, a spectacular…

Mar 2014

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'Tis Nobler To Trade Slings and Arrows: Unwinding Japanese Arms Export Bans

CC Image Courtesy of mrhayata ‘Tis Nobler To Trade Slings and Arrows: Unwinding Japanese Arms Export Bans by Noah Black* In a move that flies in the face of close to fifty years of national tradition, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzō Abe, has begun pushing to dissolve the country’s ban on weapons exports. Rooted in the…

Mar 2014

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Sharknado in Western Australia

CC Image Courtesy of lwpkommunikacio Sharknado in Western Australia by Alex Kerrigan* I.              Introduction While many countries currently have bans on shark fishing, the Western Australian government has other ideas. There have been seven reported shark attack deaths in Australian waters in the last three years alone; in comparison, there had been only thirteen deaths in…

Mar 2014