International Law

Kashef v. BNP Paribas S.A.

Second Circuit Holds that Acts of Genocide by Sudanese Government Are Not Afforded Act of State Doctrine Deference. Recent Case : 925 F.3d 53 (2d Cir. 2019) I found this article in the Harvard Law Review regarding the subject of International Law. Specifically, the “act of state”doctrine, which bars U.S. Courts from Read more…

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The Revolution in Civil Procedure

Found this article written by Jim Wagstaffe on Lexis Nexis and found that it provided a thoughtful review of some of the recent shifts in Civil Procedure. The U.S. Supreme Court steadily and without fanfare has been revolutionizing multiple areas of civil procedure to provide litigants with a battle plan Read more…

Law of Interpretation Law Offices of Anthony C. Duffy

The law of interpretation

How should we interpret legal instruments? How do we identify the law they create? Current approaches largely fall into two broad camps. The standard picture of interpretation is focused on language, using various linguistic conventions to discover a document’s meaning or a drafter’s intent. Those who see language as less Read more…