International Law

Will Capitalism Kill Compassion?—An Analysis of the Future of Corporate Liability Under the Alien Tort Statute

Dina H. Arouri

Abstract This Note proposes that the Court erred in the recent decision, Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC, when it failed to adopt a standard that remained faithful to Congress’s intent at the inception of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS): to remedy human rights violations while remaining relevant to the global economy. In Jesner, the Court […]

Rational Basis Is The Only Rational Solution: Resolving Foreign Commerce Clause Confusion

Written By: Justin Senior

Abstract Congress enacted the PROTECT Act in 2003 to curtail the sexual abuse of children by U.S. citizens abroad. While the Act has not received much attention from scholars or courts, defendants in court consistently challenge its constitutionality. Congress maintains that it has the Foreign Commerce Clause power to prohibit the illicit sex activity in […]

Double-Tap Warfare: Should President Obama Be Investigated for War Crimes?

Written by: Samuel Alexander

Abstract A “double-tap” drone strike involves bombing a target, waiting a period of five to twenty minutes, often during which first responders arrive, and then bombing the target a second or even third time. This Note argues that such attacks, by virtue of their indiscriminate nature, are likely serious violations of Common Article 3 of […]

Sapna Kumar, Regulating Digital Trade

Abstract Under § 337 of the Tariff Act, the International Trade Commission (ITC) has jurisdiction over articles that enter the country and infringe intellectual property rights. Recently, the ITC vastly expanded its powers, asserting jurisdiction over imported digital files that infringe intellectual property rights. This Article examines the limits of the ITC’s authority, arguing that […]

Robert D. Sowell, New Decisions Highlight Old Misgivings: A Reassessment of the Foreign Trade Antitrust Improvements Act Following Minn-Chem

What role does the United States play in policing international commerce? At what point do the laws of the United States end and those of other nations begin? These questions, among others, arise in determining when U.S. antitrust laws apply to foreign conduct. Looking back, the Sherman Act, for some time, has applied to foreign […]

Robert D. Sowell, Misuse of Information Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: On What Side of the Circuit Split Will the Second and Third Circuits Wind Up?

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) has reached a breaking point. The much-discussed issue is whether the CFAA provides a cause of action against persons who use electronic information in a way that violates a relevant computer-use policy.  Four circuit courts of appeals have held that the CFAA provides a cause of action for […]