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Sotomayor promotes new law clerk hiring plan at ACS convention

At the American Constitution Society’s National Convention today, Justice Sonia Sotomayor promoted a new hiring plan for federal law clerks. Sotomayor promised to “raise an eyebrow and act accordingly” if she receives applications that don’t follow the plan, which sets … Continue reading

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Appeal Court Says Judges Cannot Avoid Determinations of Grave Risk of Harm in Hague Convention Cases

The Ontario Court of Appeal recently reversed a Hague Convention order that a mother from England must return to England with her two children, failing which her British husband would have custody of their children. (Zafar v. Saiyid (2018) ONCA … Continue reading

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Matteo Dragoni on the Effect of the European Patent Convention

Guest post by Matteo Dragoni, Stanford TTLF FellowRecent posts by both Michael Risch and Lisa Ouellette discussed the recent article The Impact of International Patent Systems: Evidence from Accession to the European Patent Convention, by economists Bronwyn Hall and Christian … Continue reading

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Japanese Supreme Court Renders Decision on Hague Abduction Convention

On December 21, 2017, the Japanese Supreme Court rendered a decision on the Hague Abduction Convention.  The Court upheld a lower court decision in favor of the Japanese mother, even though she  had turned back on her promise to return the kids from … Continue reading

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Montreal Convention Permits Passenger to Recover for Fear of Infection

Plaintiff was on a flight from Abu Dhabi to Chicago.  She placed her hand into the seatback pocket, and was unexpectedly stuck with a hypodermic needle that lay within. Because the flight was international, the Montreal Convention applied to the … Continue reading

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