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Sovereign Immunity and Freedom of Contract - Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital

International & National Security Law Practice Group Courthouse Steps Teleforum

April 23, 2014

In 2001, Argentina defaulted on $80 billion of government bonds. When issuing the bonds in the early 1990s, Argentina expressly waived sovereign immunity, in order to get higher value for the bonds it issued. Now, Argentina is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out a ruling by the Second Court of Appeals requiring disclosure of information about the country’s assets. What are the extent of the plaintiff’s rights to discovery of Argentina’s assets? Does the answer depend on the location, use, or character of the assets? The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Republic of Argentina v. NML Capital on Monday, April 21. Our expert will his impression of the arguments and answer questions from a call-in audience.

Featuring:

  • Prof. Michael D. Ramsey, Hugh and Hazel Darling Foundation Professor of Law, Director, International & Comparative Law Programs, University of San Diego School of Law



Clarence Thomas and the Jurisprudence of Constitutional Restoration

The Richmond Lawyers Chapter

April 24, 2014

Speaker:

  • Ralph Rossum, Henry Salvatori Professor of Political Philosophy and American Constitutionalism, Claremont McKenna College



Beyond Heartbleed: Encryption, Zero-Day Exploits, and The NSA

International & National Security Law Practice Group Teleforum

April 24, 2014

The recent discussion of whether the National Security Agency knew about and exploited the Heartbleed bug demonstrates a larger cybersecurity dilemma. The NSA has two missions: conducting foreign cyber spying operations and protecting key U.S. cyber networks from external breach. In carrying out these missions, there is an inherent tension whenever a vulnerability is discovered. "Zero-day vulnerabilities" are software defects that are unknown before they are exploited. When should they be exposed and eliminated, and when should they be preserved and exploited? Encryption protects privacy and communications security. When, if ever, should the NSA seek to subvert, undermine, or weaken the encryption systems of commercially available software?

Featuring:

  • Paul Rosenzweig, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Principal, Red Branch Law and Consulting
  • Chris Soghoian, Principal Technologist and Senior Policy Analyst, Speech, Privacy and Technology Project, American Civil Liberties Untion
  • Moderator: Vincent J. Vitkowsky, Partner, Seiger Gfeller Laurie LLP



21st Anniversary Celebration

The San Diego Lawyers Chapter

April 24, 2014

Keynote Speech to be delivered by 2014 Bernie Siegan Award Recipient:

  • Congressman Darrell Issa, U.S. House of Representatives from California's 49th District



Resolved: School Choice Strengthens Both Public and Private Education Through a Competitive Marketplace

The Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter

April 24, 2014

Speakers:

  • Anneliese M. Dickman, Independent Policy Researcher
  • Jamie Luehring, HOPE Christian Schools
  • Richard M. Esenberg, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL)
  • Moderator: C.J. Szafir, Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL)



Flat, Fair or Fundamental: The Future of Tax Reform in Wisconsin

The Madison Lawyers Chapter

April 24, 2014

Speakers:

  • Dale Kooyenga, 14th Assembly District of Wisconsin
  • Robert Kraig, Executive Director, Citizen Action of Wisconsin



Obama vs. The Constitution

The Austin Lawyers Chapter

April 24, 2014

Speaker:

  • Prof. David Bernstein, George Mason University School of Law



Regulation Impacts Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

The Montgomery Lawyers Chapter

April 24, 2014

Speaker:

  • Cameron Smith, Vice President and General Counsel serves the Alabama Policy Institute



Removal: Necessary and Sufficient for Presidential Control

Chicago Student Chapter

April 25, 2014

Speaker:

  • Professor Neomi Rao, George Mason Law



Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Warfare

The Los Angeles Lawyers Chapter

April 25, 2014

Speakers:

  • Prof. John Yoo, UC Berkeley School of Law
  • Prof. Angelo Codevilla, Boston University