My office neighbor Caroline Bradley and I are having a mild disagreement over her incredulity that greek doctors are “foreign government officials” for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act purposes.
My take is that if they are state employees, and if they have authority to buy stuff, and if the bribes are to get them to buy the stuff in particular ways, then why not?
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Inevitably, here comes the test case:
A U.S. federal judge has ordered a defendent to decrypt her laptop.
–Schneier on Security: Federal Judge Orders Defendant to Decrypt Laptop
With all our recent hires in the criminal law area, the law school is turning into something of a crim law powerhouse. So it’s appropriate that this year’s Law Review Symposium will be on the death penalty and life without parole. The Symposium will be held on the afternoon of Friday, February 17 and the morning of Saturday, February 18. Topics include:
- whether the death penalty is near its end in the United States;
- the debate over new lethal injection protocols;
- the debate about life without parole as an alternative to the death penalty, and
- the role of social science in examining the death penalty.
The keynote speaker will be Jordan Steiker of the University of Texas Law School.
Panelists will include Deborah Denno of Fordham, Robert Blecker of New York Law School, Mona Lynch of the University of California at Irvine, Corinna Lain of the University of Richmond, Adam Kolber of Brooklyn Law School, Douglas Berman of Ohio State, Cynthia Brown of the University of Central Florida, Ashley Nellis of The Sentencing Project, and University of Miami law professors Susan Bandes, Mary Anne Franks, Tamara Lave, and Sarah Mourer.
This is a good list of speakers — should be a great event for people interested in the topic.
For more information, or to register in advance, you can contact Farah Barquero or call (305) 284-2464.
A man accused of drug trafficking showed up for court Friday in Fort Lauderdale sporting a jacket that bore a cartoon-style recipe for cooking crack cocaine.
The man’s white jacket looked like a how-to guide for making crack cocaine, with a series of little pictures of a white substance with a spoon, a carton of baking soda and a little pot over a fire. The end product was a "rock," slang for the drug.
via MiamiHerald.com, Man wears ‘crack jacket’ to court.
My question is whether this sort of thing is common only in Broweird, as we so fondly call it, or is this more common? I sort of fear it might be national.
Could it really be true that 99% of statistics are made up? Maybe so.
The Baddest Lawyer in the History of Jersey is also, I’d bet, the most colorful graduate — ever — of Nova Southeastern law school, just up the road in Fort Lauderdale.