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Maritime Law

How Newport News, Va., Works Around State's Pro-Business Laws

Sara Warner | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

Newport News, Virginia is getting national attention for, in effect, using maritime law to work around business-friendly state laws and even higher-court judicial decisions.

Holiday Cruises-Put Passenger Safety First

Spencer Aronfeld | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel
Spencer Aronfeld

Most cruise lines like Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney and Celebrity deck the halls of their ships literally with holiday decorations and Christmas trees in their lobbies, restaurants and have massive gingerbread houses.

Firearms on the Boat: The Legal Issues Surrounding Carrying Weapons for Defense in International Waters

Craig Agranoff | Posted 06.15.2014 | Miami
Craig Agranoff

Putting all of this together, we can see that the laws surrounding firearms on seaworthy vessels are very complex.

Law of the Sea: A National Security Issue That Unites

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 08.14.2012 | DC
Sen. John Kerry

Conventional wisdom tells us that with the presidential campaign season upon us, the United States Senate is closed for business. On the Foreign Relations Committee, we're working now to prove conventional wisdom wrong.

House Boat Case Goes To U.S. Supreme Court

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 03.25.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- Court documents refer to it as "that certain unnamed gray, two-story vessel approximately 57 feet in length." To Fane Lozman, it was a floati...

Weekly Foreign Affairs Roundup

Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Christopher Herbert and Victoria Kataoka

The Week's Top Stories in Foreign Affairs: Pakistan: Yet Another Path to Failure Facts: Pakistan's government arrests hundreds of "dissidents" includi...