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Putin and the New World Order
With the growth of China and India the world is currently undergoing an unprecedented shift in economic power from West to East. As a corollary, a similar yet less visible shift is occurring geopolitically. In the last decade this latter shift accelerated as Vladimir Putin, Russia’s autocratic President, pivoted from Western integration to Eastern expansion.
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CLIP Co-Publishes Report on Missing Persons and Privacy

April 28 – 2013 |

Fordham Law’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) and the Commons Lab of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars issued a report on the legal issues that might arise after natural disasters in the search for missing persons.
The report, titled “Privacy and Missing Persons after Natural Disasters,” was prepared as part of a joint project. The two Fordham …

Fordham Law Project in Redhook Gets High Praise From Sponsor

April 28 – 2013 |

A group of Stein Scholars made an impression on the attorneys at the Red Hook Community Justice Center this spring. The three students, Liz Ling, Prescott Loveland, and Amanda Niederauer, worked with the Center on a qualitative analysis of the Brooklyn Adolescent Diversion Program as part of a seminar class run by Professors Bruce Green and Sherri Levine.
Julian Adler, the …

Karen Greenberg Discusses Hunger Strikes at Guantanamo Bay

April 28 – 2013 |

Center on National Security Director Karen Greenberg appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the hunger strikes that are occurring at Guantanamo Bay.
This is not protest as so many of the earlier hunger strikes were … this is really despair, and this is what it looks like. It’s a desperate situation … these people have just given up.
Greenberg said …

Right to Choose?

April 28 – 2013 |

During the past two years, the right to choose has experienced an unprecedented attack at the state level.  Several states have passed laws that limit access to abortions or effectively ban abortions completely.  For example, North Dakota recently enacted a law that bans abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detectable—as early as six weeks into pregnancy.  Arkansas adopted a similar …

SBA Announces Policy Changes in Funding at Student Leaders Meeting

April 28 – 2013 |

At the last student leaders meeting of the year this past April 24, outgoing SBA President Chris Rodriguez announced that unused student group funds will now roll over to the larger SBA budget from year to year.
Until the change, finalized last week, all unused SBA funding was returned to the greater Fordham University account and would have to be reallocated …

Professor Sugin Discusses Tax Season in the NY Times

April 28 – 2013 |

Professor Linda Sugin wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in light of tax season. Sugin stressed the importance of thinking about how we can readjust our federal tax system. Sugin pointed to the inequalities that arise due to our system that imposes much lighter taxes on investments than on income from work.
Because people with high incomes earn a …

Law Review: Alpha House

April 23 – 2013 |

For those of us who plowed through the first season of Netflix’s House of Cards within 48 hours of its release, waiting for Season 2 seems like a daunting prospect. Fortunately, Netflix’s would-be competitor Amazon is trying to fill the gap with Alpha House, a more humorous take on the business of governance. In a devious marketing ploy, Amazon has released the full …

Moot Court Prepares for Intra-school Competitions

April 23 – 2013 |

The Fordham Moot Court Board is thrilled to announce the completion of another successful year for the program in 2012-2013. Under the unparalleled guidance of Professor Maria Marcus, the Board competed in seven different competitions across the country, fielding six teams comprised of second-year students, and one team, the National Team, comprised of the three top third-year students. By the …

Have we forgotten about the North Korean people?

April 23 – 2013 |
Have we forgotten about the North Korean people?

North Koreans live in a fragile economy under institutionalized oppression. The United Nations Children’s Fund reports that an estimated six million North Koreans are living without adequate food allotments and as many as forty percent of all North Korean children are physically stunted from malnutrition. Though information must be digested with apprehension due to the lack of verifiable internal sources, …

In Response to “North Korea’s Gaddafi Nightmare”

April 17 – 2013 |

Contrary to Robert Baer’s hypothesis published in TIME earlier last week, “what’s going through the mind of the North Korean regime” is not primarily a fear of meeting the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi or Saddam Hussein.  Baer claimed he knew the real reason behind North Korea’s refusal to concede to pushback from the United States.  His contentions, which also …