This post is a presentation of information found in Tentative Draft No. 5 of the International Commercial Arbitration project. This will be presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
In a memorandum issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, federal prosecutors are directed to pursue the most severe penalties possible.
The issue as to whether Comanche Nation waived its sovereign immunity with respect to a binding arbitration clause contained in gaming machine vendor agreements signed by the Tribal Chairman on behalf of the tribe was brought before the Court of Indian Appeals for the Southern Plains Region in Anadarko, Oklahoma.
The present Draft places Forcible Rape (Section 213.1) at two levels for grading purposes. The base offense is graded as a felony of the second degree, with an enhancement to a first-degree felony upon proof of any one of three aggravating circumstances.
Planet Lex podcast host Daniel B. Rodriguez of Northwestern University School of Law addresses the government’s challenge to craft rules and regulations fast enough to stay in-step with ever-changing technology.
In a decision delivered by Justice Stephen Breyer, the Supreme Court of the United States quoted Reporters’ Note 12 to § 455 (Tentative Draft No. 2, 2016) of the U.S. Foreign Relations (Sovereign Immunity) Restatement, as well as two Sections of the Restatement of the Law Third, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States.