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 […]

Why the Newly Ratified USCMA Should Urge Congress to Pass Uniformed Digital and Data Security Federal Laws

By: Charles Fraser On January 29, 2020, President Donald Trump signed into law the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (“USMCA”).[1] This agreement modernized the North American Free Trade Agreement (“NAFTA”) and contains provisions that reflect changes in society, especially regarding technology.[2]Moreover, the USMCA contains provisions in which the agreement mandates the three countries to create a legal framework […]