Debunking Qualified Immunity

The following piece is part of American University Business Law Review’s initiative to publish articles that bring awareness to issues of racial injustice. In order to ensure publication of relevant and informative articles, the American University Business Law Review’s Editorial Board has temporarily waived the business nexus publication requirement for its blog articles.  By: Heather […]

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States’ Influence Post Covid-19

By: Christine Thebaud The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) will likely have a critical role in shaping the U.S. economy once the spread of Covid-19 is contained, and American life returns to normal.  On February 13, 2020, the 2018 Foreign Investment Risk Review and Modernization Act (“FIRRMA”) expanded the reach of […]

To Play or Not to Play: Manchester City Faces Opposition in Appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport over UEFA Decision

By: Jasmine Dohemann Also known as the beautiful game, soccer is the world’s most popular sport.[1] Due to its popularity, there is a plethora of financial investment in soccer at the professional level.[2] Soccer is particularly popular in Europe, where professional soccer is governed by the Union of European Football Associations (“UEFA”), with teams from […]

Internet Shutdown Litigation: How India and Chad are Moving the Needle for the Global Judiciary

By: Meghan Chilappa Internet shutdowns are on the rise globally, and they occur in autocracies like Iran and in democracies like India.[1]  The Software Freedom Law Center (“SFLC”), a prominent digital rights organization, emphasizes two key elements of an internet shutdown:  1) the government’s role (through direct orders to internet service providers (“ISP”)) and 2) […]

Visa Delays on H1-B and H-4 Holders in the Time of COVID-19: Employment Uncertainty

By: Eliza Collison As the COVID-19 pandemic looms, the immigration system continues to experience backlogs.[1]  Court closures means individuals with pending immigration cases, such as those facing removal orders, will not have a hearing any time soon.[2]  Immigration attorneys and federal employees are grappling with remote work and their own health.[3]  The closures of consulates […]

Legal Implications of the Turkey-Libya Maritime Border Agreement

By: Niall McMillan On November 27, 2019, Turkey and Libya’s UN-recognized Government of National Accord (“GNA”) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“Memorandum”) that redraws and disrupts the eastern Mediterranean’s maritime boundaries.[1]  The new boundaries outlined in the Memorandum expressly contradict the territorial claims of other eastern Mediterranean countries.[2]  Since the Memorandum’s signing, Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, the GNA’s […]