The Fate of the Paris Agreement and the Future of Global Warming

The Fate of the Paris Agreement and the Future of Global Warming

By Brad Bourne.

In October 2016, the Paris Agreement was ratified. This Agreement brought together the international community in an effort to address climate change. Today's post discusses the specifics of the Agreement. Then, the post discusses how President Trump's policies may affect the future of the Agreement.

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The Forgotten Victims of the Flint Water Crisis

The Forgotten Victims of the Flint Water Crisis

By Monica Macias.

In 2013, Flint Michigan changed its source of water. During the transition, the city failed to address corrosion controls. In late 2015, Flint declared an emergency. A few months later, Former President Obama also declared an emergency. Today's post discusses immigrants in Flint and the international implications of the water crisis. 

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Trademark Triumph in China?

Trademark Triumph in China?

By Tyler Seling.

Until recently, many U.S. companies faced trademark issues in China. China uses a "first to file" trademark system, which is in stark contrast to the U.S.'s "first to use" system. This has impacted large corporations such as Pfizer and Apple. Today's post discusses a recent decision by the Chinese Supreme Court that ruled in favor of Michael Jordan and ordered a Chinese company to stop using its trademark.

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Hague’s International Ruling on Action in the South China Sea

Hague’s International Ruling on Action in the South China Sea

By John Napolitano.

Last summer, the Permanent Court of Arbitration opined that China's claim to the South China Sea had no legal basis. Today's blog post discusses the claim brought against China by the Philippines. In particular, it focuses on key aspects of the court's decision and the United States response to the decision.

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Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Arms Lawsuit Thrown Out by the ICJ

Marshall Islands’ Nuclear Arms Lawsuit Thrown Out by the ICJ

By Jessie Baker.

The Marshall Islands served as a nuclear testing site for the United States. Many of the affects from the testing can still be seen and felt to this day. Today's post discusses Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the suit brought by the Marshall Islands in the International Court of Justice.

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Deteriorating Relationships Between Russia and the West

Deteriorating Relationships Between Russia and the West

By Savannah Priebe.

In 2008 Russia invaded Georgia claiming it was defending its citizens living there. Then, in 2013, Russia involved itself the conflict in the Ukraine. Most recently, Russia has gotten involved with the conflict in Syria. These actions have stirred up dissent by Western Nations. Today's post discusses the international agreements that govern the claims against Russia and their implications.

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Can Canadian Courts Really Make Americans Pay Spousal Support for Mere Cohabitation?

Can Canadian Courts Really Make Americans Pay Spousal Support for Mere Cohabitation?

By Jacob Simon.

No jurisdiction in the United States will honor spousal support for unwed couples. Canada, on the other hand, allows for spousal support for mere cohabitants. Today's post uses a hypothetical situation involving two law students to see if a Canadian court could require spousal support when one party is Canadian and the other American.

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Why aren’t transgender citizens in the United States protected from employment discrimination like transgender citizens in Canada?

Why aren’t transgender citizens in the United States protected from employment discrimination like transgender citizens in Canada?

By Hilary McDaniel.

Tuesday October 11th is National Coming Out Day. In the United States, a federal court held that an employer did not discriminate against an employee when it fired her for transitioning from a man to a woman. Today's post discusses how Canadian courts interpret discrimination actions against transgendered citizens as compared to United States courts.

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Sex Discrimination and Harassment in South Africa: The Need For Legislative Reform

Sex Discrimination and Harassment in South Africa: The Need For Legislative Reform

By Abbie Carver.

South Africa enacted legislation prohibiting sexual harassment as a form of gender discrimination. Unfortunately, greater legislative reform is needed to continue to fight for gender equality in South Africa. Continue reading to learn about the current legislation in South Africa addressing the issue of gender discrimination.

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