Tuesday, April 13, 2010

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New horizons in jurisprudence: Iran to "sue Obama's statements at UN"

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 12:59 PM PDT

Consider the staggering legal possibilities that would be opened up if this suit is successful. To this date, lawsuits against intangible entities such as statements have met with limited success although a lawsuit against the Albanian national anthem went surprisingly far before running aground on the circumstance that the anthem was unable to hire legal counsel:IRI Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran will legally sue the American President's statements through its mission to the United Nations and diplomatic means. Addressing his weekly media conference, Mehmanparast said that these statements should be recorded...

Blaming bibi

Posted: 13 Apr 2010 03:44 AM PDT

This week's Baltimore Jewish Times featured an article (previously mentioned here) U.S.-Israeli Ties: What's Really Happening? by Dr. Robert O. Freedman. Over the course of the article Dr. Freedman covers much important territory; unfortunately he also lets his prejudices get in the way of drawing proper conclusions. For example in explaining the views of the Obama administration, Dr. Freedman writes: The operative assumption of the Obama administration appeared to be that if you met your opponent halfway, he would reciprocate. While such an assumption appeared to be dangerously naive to many critics of Mr. Obama, including those in Israel, the...

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