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Chevron Ecuador Case Shows Limits of Legal System

Karen Hinton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

After 20 years of litigation in courts around the globe, the Ecuadorians remain twice victimized -- first by the exploitation of their environment, and now by the exploitation by both sides of a legal system ill equipped to deliver them justice.

Matt Sledge

Key Indefinite Detention Lawsuit Tossed Out | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit targeting a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that opponents argue ...

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Reports of China's involvement in spying on U.S. corporations have generated debate in this country about how to punish its government and prevent the theft of valuable American trade secrets. But what if it were the reverse? What if a U.S. corporation spied on a sovereign nation?

Why The Recent DOMA Decision Matters Even More Than You Think

Anthony Michael Kreis | Posted 12.19.2012 | Gay Voices
Anthony Michael Kreis

The Second Circuit was not the first appeals court to strike down DOMA. The First Circuit Court of Appeals found DOMA unconstitutional in May. But the difference between the two legal opinions may mark the beginning of a legal shift that holds extraordinary promise for the LGBT community.

Electronically Transmitted Source Code Not Stolen Goods Under the National Stolen Property Act

Brad Reid | Posted 06.13.2012 | Business
Brad Reid

It is clear that Congress must act to address the electronic transmission of stolen property if the intellectual property theft statutes are to be meaningful in our digital environment.

An Overview of Dismissed SOX Whistleblowers' Complaints

Brad Reid | Posted 11.26.2011 | Business
Brad Reid

A recent Department of Labor news release stated that a financial institution was ordered to reinstate a fired employee and pay him $930,000 for viola...

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Activist?

Monica Youn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Monica Youn

In all the hullabaloo about so-called "judicial activism," wouldn't it be refreshing to hear some questions about "judicial passivism" as well?

Obama's Judicial Legacy: Chapter One

Nan Aron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nan Aron

It looks like President Obama will begin leaving his mark on the federal bench -- and consequently on American law and life for decades to come -- sooner rather than later.