Month: December 2012

  • Case of the Day: McCarty v. Roos

    The case of the day is McCarty v. Roos (D. Nev. 2012). It’s a bit off the beaten path. Robert Joseph McCarty was convicted of “quasi indecent assault” in Japan in 2003. When he returned to the United States, he was required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration Notification Act. […]

  • Case of the Day: Jenner v. Ecoplus

    The case of the day is Jenner v. Ecoplus, Inc. (N.C. Ct. App. 2012). Matthew Jenner and Julia Markson, both UK nationals, lent money to Ecoplus, Inc., a Wisconsin corporation doing business in North Carolina. Ecoplus defaulted on the loans, and Jenner and Markson sued in the Western District of North Carolina. But Ecoplus moved […]

  • Year In Review: Who Are You, And Why Are You Here?

    As I hope all readers know, I have a very strict privacy policy, and I don’t use Google Analytics, Twitter share buttons, or any other tools that would allow Big Brother to track your visits to Letters Blogatory. But I like to look at the statistics myself to see where in the world you live, […]

  • A New Paper On Shipwrecks

    As a Christmas treat, I am pleased to be able to reprint, with the author’s kind permission, IJA member Jie Huang’s new paper, “Legal Battles over Underwater Shipwrecks in the High Seas: The Case of the Odyssey.” The paper is also available at the ASIL website. It is especially interesting to hear from Chinese scholars […]

  • The Year in Review: The Second Circuit Steps to the Plate

    As I did last year, I am closing out 2012 with a couple of “year in review” posts. This gives me a chance to look back and see if I can spot themes in the past year in the wild and wonderful world of international judicial assistance. As a New Englander it gives me no […]