A petition in Peter A. Chiejina and Piccol Nigeria Ltd v. Republic of Nigeria, currently before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, is asking the court to consider the devaluation of Nigeria’s currency, citing the Restatement of the Law Fourth, the Foreign Relations Law of the United States.
Modern choice of law doctrine invites judges to consider the interests that states have in applying their law to a dispute. But modern choice of law doctrine has never provided judges with a rubric by which to conduct this interest analysis. This paper attempts to fill that void by proposing an extremely simple rubric by which judges can determine whether a state has an interest in applying its law to a horizontal choice of law dispute.
Earlier this year, at The American Law Institute’s 2021 Annual Meeting, the ALI membership voted to approve the Tentative Draft of Restatement of the Law, Copyright. This was the first time that this project was presented to membership for approval.
In this Article, we take a more sober look at the tokenization phenomenon and, in doing so, describe what exactly it means when it comes to property rights. What can a purchaser of a token expect? How is a token actually connected to the underlying asset, if at all? What does the law—not the hype—have to say about it?
Washington State law, House Bill 1140, requires that juveniles being questioned in connection to a crime must confer with an attorney before they can speak with, or are interviewed by, police. A column in the Yakima Herald delves into the topic and the countering viewpoints.
On September 10, the Global Innovation Policy Center of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce sent a letter to The American Law Institute concerning the Restatement of the Law, Copyright project. The post features ALI’s response to this inquiry.