Beverly Walker doubts that the governor’s plan to abolish the Wisconsin Parole Commission will add efficiency to a sluggish system, and she suspects it would make qualifying for parole even more difficult.
Here is how foreign official immunity works. In the United States, the immunity of foreign states from suit in both state and federal court is governed by a federal statute, the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA). But the Supreme Court has held that the FSIA does not apply to claims against individual foreign officials…
U.S. Foreign Relations Law Reporters Edward Swaine and Curtis Bradley discuss the question of treaty termination in this video.
From Snowden to Ferguson, the solution to these challenges is both simple and profound: democratic accountability. That is what is largely missing from policing today.
Overriding Tribal Sovereignty by Applying the National Labor Relations Act to Indian Tribes in Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. National Labor Relations BoardRiley Plumer
On July 1, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit decided Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort v. NLRB. The three-judge panel unanimously concluded that the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), a generally applicable federal statute, should not apply to Indian tribes. However, by a 2-1 vote, the court held that the NLRA would apply to the tribally-owned and operated casino by the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation on reservation land.
Final sections of Jurisdiction, Sovereign Immunity, and Treaties will be on the agenda at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Membership approval of the three drafts at the Annual Meeting would complete these portions of the U.S. Foreign Relations Law project.