Mirow on Léon Duguit and the Social Function of Property in Argentina @fiulaw

M. C. Mirow, Florida International University College of Law, is publishing Léon Duguit and the Social Function of Property in Argentina in Léon Duguit and the Social Obligation Norm of Property: A Translation and Global Exploration (Paul Babie and Jessica Viven-Wilksch, eds., Cham: Springer, forthcoming). Here is the abstract. Despite its early introduction to Argentina in 1911, the doctrine of the social function of property was not quickly appropriated into the Argentine legal system. Only after a period of more than thirty-five years did this concept of property find expression…

Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019

Law & Humanities Blog: CFP: Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019 skip to main | skip to sidebar CFP: Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13, 2019 CFP for Special Workshop at the “Dignity, Diversity, Democracy” Conference (Annual Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) Lucerne, Switzerland, July 7-13,…

Kirkby on The Uses of Primitive Law in Anglo-American Concepts of Modern Law, 1861-1961 @CoelKirkby

Coel Kirkby, University of Sydney Law School, is publishing Law Evolves: The Uses of Primitive Law in Anglo-American Concepts of Modern Law, 1861-1961 in the American Journal of Legal History (2018). Here is the abstract. This study traces how Anglo-American legal thinkers used primitive law to develop their concepts of modern law in the century from Austin to Hart. It first examines how Maine developed his historical jurisprudence as a form of social evolutionary analysis of law. Next, it traces the development of legal anthropology as a distinct discipline combining…

Law & Humanities Blog: Kirkby on Reconstituting Canada: The Enfranchisement and Disenfranchisement of “Indians”: c 1837-1900 @CoelKirkby

Coel Kirkby, University of Sydney Law School, is publishing Reconstituting Canada: The Enfranchisement and Disenfranchisement of ‘Indians’, c. 1837-1900 in volume 69 of the University of Toronto Law Journal (2019). Here is the abstract. The constitutional history of Canada and First Nations is often told as the promise fulfilled of Aboriginal rights and treaties. I will challenge this dominant story by recovering the story of the enfranchisement and disenfranchisement of ‘Indian’ subjects in the first three decades of Canadian confederation. Far from forgotten actors in a foretold play, ‘Indian’ voters…

Putting Limits on Newgenics in the 21st Century @alessuube

Alessandra Suuberg, indepdendant scholar, has published Buck v. Bell, American Eugenics, and the Bad Man Test: Putting Limits on Newgenics in the 21st Century. Here is the abstract. With its 1927 decision in Buck v. Bell, the Supreme Court embraced the American eugenics program, which was then at its peak. An association with fascism and a discredited pseudoscience was one reason why the Buck case would later became infamous. Another reason was that, rather than resolving a true conflict, the case was seen as contrived: designed strategically to validate a…

Ways To Obtain A Cheap Divorce

With the economy on a steady decline, many families are being encumbered by the stress that comes with lack of finances. Many families are experiencing the turmoil of going through a divorce. Many people think that getting a divorce is impossible due to them being expensive in nature, however, there are several ways to minimize both the stress and the expense that companies divorce. MEDIATION Mediation may be a wise alternative to hiring attorneys for dissolution of marriage. The use of a mediator can significantly reduce divorce cost. A mediator…

The Threat to Your Foreign Real Estate

Life is good – mostly. You’ve got permanent legal residence, a lovely home and significant investments in your name in foreign real estate, far from Uncle Sam’s greedy grasp. Your dear spouse – your second, after your first passed away some years ago – shares your passions: home, hearth, hobbies and the rest. The two of you are enjoying your twilight years in the peace that comes with thoughtful foresight and planning. Or so you thought. The one dark spot in your life is a wayward child from your first…

Skunk Cannabis – UK Parents Concerned As Super Strength Weed Addicts More British Teenagers

Skunk Cannabis – It is here and it is making its presence felt across the spectrum of society. Poor or wealthy, educated or illiterate, working class mum or high society darling – there is no hiding place from this high power version of the 'fun relaxation' drug we all once knew as marijuana. In my practice as a Cannabis Cessation Specialist I witness the unseen side of Skunk on a daily basis – and the trend looks set to continue. So what can you do as a concerned parent when…

Why The Justice System is Broken

Do lawyers lie in the courtroom and distort justice? All the time, every day. Do all lawyers lie and distort justice? No. But in 20 years of practicing law in courtrooms throughout Washington State and in the military justice system, I saw so many cases of lawyers lying and distorting justice, I literally cannot say how many times it happened, but it was in the 100’s. Perhaps it was more than a 1,000 times. How do lawyers lie and distort justice? In many ways, starting with the first threat letter.…

Santander UK plc v. P

Following the decision of the Sheriff Appeal Court in NRAM plc v. Cordiner last year, it is generally thought that a homeowner cannot recall a decree by a “Minute for Recall of Decree’ where he or she had appeared in court, or been represented.   This week, Govan Law Centre (GLC) was able to secure a recall of a mortgage repossession decree despite the homeowner having previously appeared before the sheriff.  A summary of the case is set out below.  Mr P consulted Govan Law Centre through the Ayrshire Homelessness Prevention Project…