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Kuwait Bulk-Orders Comoros Citizenship for Stateless Bidoon

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by Peter Spiro Citizenship for sale schemes have become an increasingly common phenomenon at the retail level as the rich from non-Western states look to upgrade their travel privileges. The likes of Malta, Cyprus, and St. Kitts have had some success selling citizenship to plutocrats from Russia, China and other non-visa waiver countries. The revenues […]

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Zivotofsky and the Disaggregated State

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by Peter Spiro Transcript of today’s argument here. Scalia, Roberts, and Alito are siding with petitioner (and Congress), Kagan and Sotomoyor are with the Government. Breyer, Ginsburg, and Kennedy didn’t tip their hands clearly one way or the other. A lot of speech-related framings. Zivotofsky’s lawyer argued that allowing “Israel” as a choice for those […]

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Three Reasons Why Jerusalem Passport Statute Survives Zivotofsky

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by Peter Spiro Everyone is getting ramped up for Monday’s argument, with notable entries from Jack Goldsmith on Lawfare, Marty Lederman on Just Security, and Eugene Kontorovich on Volokh. They have been debating a narrow doctrinal basis (suggested by the SG and pressed by Jack) for striking down the law as a kind of passport […]

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Paul Barrett’s Law of the Jungle (Excellent Account of Chevron Ecuador)

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by Peter Spiro Paul Barrett gave a talk earlier this week at Temple on his Law of the Jungle. It’s a terrific journalistic account of the epic 20-year battle over Chevron’s pollution of Ecuador’s rain forest. For anyone with a vague awareness of the case the book supplies a highly readable cheat-sheet. I suspect like […]

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