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Month: April 2014

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Data Duel: Divergent EU and US Personal Information Collection Decisions

CC Image courtesy of Irita Kirsbluma Data Duel: Divergent EU and US Personal Information Collection Decisions by Yujin Chun* The European Court of Justice (ECJ), Europe’s most senior court, ruled on April 8 that the 2006 EU Data Retention Directive (the Directive),[1] which required telecom companies to store user data for up to two years…

Apr 2014

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Vigilante Justice in Mexico—Concerned Citizens or Criminal Groups?

CC image courtesy of Pedro Fanega Vigilante Justice in Mexico—Concerned Citizens or Criminal Groups? By Oscar Lopez*  I.              Introduction With a consumption of roughly $65 billion annually, the United States is the world’s most drugged-up nation.[1]Because about 95% of the cocaine destined for the United States travels through Mexico, along with most of the production…

Apr 2014

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Break, Break, Break, on the Wrecked Fuselage, O Sea! The Large Damages of a Forum Lost Will Never Come Back to Me

Break, Break, Break, on the Wrecked Fuselage, O Sea!  The Large Damages of a Forum Lost Will Never Come Back to Me by Noah Black* The image of the ambulance chaser is, for better or for worse, the classic stereotype of a lawyer.[1] You can spot him running alongside every new technological development, ready to…

Apr 2014

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Recognition, Realization, Resignation: The Human Right to Water in Europe

CC image courtesy of EU Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Recognition, Realization, Resignation: The Human Right to Water in Europe by Yujin Chun* On February 17, 2014, the European Parliament began to debate on the European Citizens’ Initiative proposal on the human right to water.[1] The Right2Water initiative pushes for European Commission legislation recognizing water…

Apr 2014

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Motion to Dismiss Fails to Launch

CC image courtesy of Steve Jurvetson Motion to Dismiss Fails to Launch By Alex Kerrigan* I.         Introduction The private spacecraft company Sea Launch began in 1995 as a joint venture between Boeing, RSC-Energia of Moscow, Aker ASA of Oslo, and SDO Yuzhnoye of Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine) to create an affordable non-governmental satellite launch system.[1] Sea Launch…

Apr 2014

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200 Years Later, the Caribbean Seeks Reparations

Agostino Brunias, A Linen Market with a Linen-stall and Vegetable Seller in the West Indies Yale Center for British Art collection 200 Years Later, the Caribbean Seeks Reparations By Oscar Lopez* I.              Introduction The recent blockbuster and critical darling 12 Years a Slave takes pains to dwell on the cruel, gruesome reality of slavery. But…

Apr 2014

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O the Humanity: The Law of Killer Robots

CC image courtesy of Francisco Gonzalez O the Humanity: The Law of Killer Robots By Jordan Calazan Manalastas* When considering the vice or virtue of various instruments of death, I like to recall Christopher Hitchens’ words near the start of our adventure in Afghanistan: “Cluster bombs are perhaps not good in themselves, but when they…

Apr 2014