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U.S. Supreme Court Adds Two Cases on Native American Law and Issues Two Opinions Granting Police Officers Qualified Immunity
The Supreme Court on Monday morning added two new cases, both involving Native Americans, to its docket for this term. The justices also issued two unsigned decisions holding, without oral argument, that police officers are entitled to qualified immunity from lawsuits accusing them of using excessive force. The justices, however, did not act on several of the high-profile petitions that they considered at their private conference last week.
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?