United States

Volume 31 - Issue 2

A Revised Take on the Immunity of International Organizations in U.S. Courts: Jam v. International Finance Corporation

By Colin Trundle, Staff Member Introduction In a recent decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled international organizations possess only the same sovereign immunity that foreign governments enjoy under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).[1] This ruling undoubtedly impacts all international organizations that operate in the United States. Procedural Posture The Defendant, International Finance Corporation…

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Krafting a Narrative: How We Trivialize Human Trafficking

Michelle Rodenburg, Staff Member On Monday, February 25, 2019, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with two counts of soliciting prostitution for paying for sex in a spa in Jupiter, Florida.[1] Kraft’s arrest was part of a human trafficking sting which has resulted in the charging of 173 men.[2] Kraft is worth a…

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Will the U.S.–China Trade War Mitigate in March?

Wei Cui, Staff Member The U.S. and China are locked in an escalating trade battle in recent years. Before taking office in 2016, U.S. president Donald Trump has complained about China’s trading practices. [1] In 2017, the U.S. launched an investigation into Chinese trade policies.[2] Last year, the U.S. imposed tariffs on $ 250 billions…

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The USMCA and its Effects on Environmental Protections

David Woger, Staff Member After a year of negotiations, President Trump, Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto the President of Mexico, and Justin Trudeau the Prime Minister of Canada have signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). While all three countries have signed the agreement, their comments have…

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Will Trump Pursue an Illegal War with Iran?

By Will O’Connor, Staff Member Since abandoning the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action-also known as the Iran nuclear agreement-the Trump administration has pursued an implicit policy of encouraging regime change in Iran.[1] The administration demanded that Iran abandon much of that nation’s foreign policy before the United States will lift sanctions.[2] The Trump administration’s…

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