Book Review- Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary Tribal Life by Frank Pommersheim
Frank Pommersheim’s Braid of Feathers: American Indian Law and Contemporary Indian Life offers a thoughtful invitation and a skillful guide into the largely uncharted terrain where federal Indian law meets tribal Indian law.
In his International Arbitration column, John Fellas discusses the Restatement of the U.S. Law of International Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration—a 12-year effort primarily concerned with the role of the U.S. courts with respect to arbitration proceedings. The author describes it as a “majestic, comprehensive, and clear account of the U.S. law of international and investor-state arbitration that belongs on the shelf of everyone involved those fields.”
In a dissenting opinion delivered in Hernández v. Mesa, No. 17-1678 (February 25, 2020), U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg quoted Restatement of the Law Third, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States § 402 and Restatement of the Law Second, Conflict of Laws § 145, Comment e.
In a recent case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia cited the Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States, in holding that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia did not err in exercising extraterritorial jurisdiction over crimes committed by foreign nationals against U.S. law-enforcement officers on foreign soil.
The current ALI project Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault and Related Offenses is a re-examination of Article 213 of the Model Penal Code. This post presents Section 213. 12 (A-J) of the most recent project draft (Council Draft No. 10, printed on December 13, 2019).
Risk assessments are a common feature of federal decisionmaking across a wide variety of areas of regulation. Perhaps the most widely used definition describes risk assessment as “the process of using risk factors to estimate the likelihood (i.e., probability) of an outcome occurring in a population.”