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Will International Law Impact the Gay Marriage Cases? Conservatives Seem to Hope So.

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by Peter Spiro It should be no surprise that there is an amicus brief in support of striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, supplying evidence of a global trend towards recognition of same-sex marriages. (The brief is on behalf of a select lawprof group – Harold Koh, Sarah Cleveland, Larry Helfer, and Ryan Goodman, [...]

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Hollis Treaty Volume Garners ASIL Award

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by Peter Spiro OJ’s own Duncan Hollis has been awarded the American Society of International Law’s “Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and Utility to Practicing Lawyers and Scholars” for his edited volume The Oxford Guide to Treaties. (Other honorees this year are Jeremy Waldron and Petros C. Mavroidis.) From the citation: The Oxford Guide [...]

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Is Another Treaty Question Headed to the Supreme Court?

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by Peter Spiro Is there a private right of action under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction? The Fourth Circuit said no in 2006, the Second Circuit now says yes in, in an opinion released on Monday (the case is Ozaltin v. Ozaltin; Reuters recap here).  Sounds like SCOTUS will have to [...]

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