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Hedges' Appeal and Why the Permanent Injunction Against Indefinite Detention Should Be Upheld

By   /  November 16, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Last May, Judge Katherine Forrest of the District Court for the Southern District of New York heard Hedges v. Obama. A group of writers and activists, among them Christopher Hedges (a former New York Times war correspondent and Pullitzer Prize Winner), Kai Wargalla (Deputy Director of Revolution Truth and founder of Occupy London), Alexa O’Brien […]

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China's Monopoly on Rare Earth Metal Exports: Slow But Necessary Progress

By   /  November 14, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In September and October 2010, China announced export restrictions for 2011 on a category of raw materials known collectively as “rare earth” metals. Again this August, China announced further restrictions on export of these minerals. While these restrictions were announced in support of new Chinese policies to prevent exploitation of declining rare earth metal resources, […]

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Domestic Terrorists: The Sovereign Citizens Movement

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In August, seven people were arrested after a shootout in a trailer park outside of New Orleans. The shootout took the lives of two police officers who were pursuing suspects of a prior shooting that had injured two other officers. These suspects have now been linked to the sovereign citizens movement, and makes this the […]

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UN Convention on the Law of the Sea: Is it right for the U.S.?

By   /  November 9, 2012  /  National Security Law  /  No Comments

In July 2012, 34 United States Senators signed a letter stating their intention not to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). As the U.S. Constitution requires a two-thirds majority in the Senate to approve any treaty, this letter essentially prevents any attempt at ratification. UNCLOS was negotiated by the […]

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After Action Report: Stolen Valor In The Supreme Court

By   /  November 7, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Last year NSLB posted an article addressing the Constitutional issues surrounding the impending Supreme Court case regarding fraudulent use of the Medal of Honor.  The Supreme Court this summer held 6-3 in U.S. v. Alvarez that the Stolen Valor Act, 18 U.S.C. §§ 704(b), violates the First Amendment right to free speech. Factual Background At […]

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