Tag Archives: Trump

Suing Saudi Arabia: Action Brought Under 9/11 Bill

ANDRES ESTRELLA – On Monday March 20, the first lawsuit brought under JASTA—the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act—was filed in a Manhattan court. [1] JASTA is the 9/11 bill allowing families of victims of terrorist attacks to sue state sponsors of terrorism in United States federal courts. Congress passed this bill just before the […]

From Russia With Love? Putin’s Realpolitik Threatens Trump’s “MAGA”

CONRAD C. WITTE – On February 14, 2017, the New York Times reported that the Russian military had secretly deployed a new model of cruise missile that violates a 1987 arms control treaty between the United States and Russia.[1] While this is not the first time that the U.S. government has alleged a Russian violation […]

Bush-Nominated Federal Judge Trumps Trump: A Timeline of the Immigration Ban Rollercoaster

KRISTEN BARROS – For a second weekend in a row, travelers, airlines, and government attorneys experience yet another broad shift in US immigration rules. The roller coaster all started on January 27th when Trump signed a presidential order banning the citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US for 90 days, all refugees for […]

Playground Bullies

ANDREI DAMBULEFF – Some attitudes in the United States are evocative of 6-year-olds hanging out in treehouses or playing a game of kickball during recess where the group as a collective is staunchly inflexible, nailing a sign above the treehouse entrance that has scrawled on it “No Girls Allowed.” Those feelings claw their way up to […]