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Global standards for preventing money laundering and terrorism financing are among the most widely observed standards in the world today. Unfortunately there is substantial evidence that they do not work. A main reason is that private sector parties, mostly financial institutions but including a few others, are tasked with duties for which they are ill suited. While they are required to monitor client transactions and report to the government those that raise suspicion of money laundering or terrorism financing, they do not have sufficient expertise, access to key data, or incentives to do so effectively. A second reason is ...
a sword symbolizing the court's coercive power; scales representing an objective standard by which competing claims are weighed; and a blindfold indicating that justice is (or should be) meted out objectively, without fear or favor, regardless of identity, money, power, or weakness. Law is a system of rules, usually enforced through a set of institutions . It shapes politics , economics and society in numerous ways and serves as a primary social mediator of relations between people. Contract law regulates everything from buying a bus ticket to trading on derivatives markets . Property law defines rights and obligations ...
Accelerating AI - Colloquy : Northwestern University Law Review ...
Various experts expressed concern about the growing power of computers, particularly as they become the basis for new weapons, such as the predator drones that the United States now uses to kill terrorists. These articles encapsulate the twin fears about AI that may impel regulation in this area—the existential dread of machines that become uncontrollable by humans and the political anxiety about machines’ destructive power on a revolutionized battlefield.   Both fears are overblown.   The existential fear is based on the mistaken notion that strong artificial intelligence will necessarily reflect human ... market research, surveys and trends
Article 5, Third Geneva Convention (POWs)
Kenneth Anderson, a law professor at Washington College of Law, American University, Washington DC, and a member of the Hoover Task Force on National Security and Law, blogs on topics related to international laws of war, international law, related human rights topics, international NGOs, and the theory of the just war. (Mostly inactive these days, everything here is first draft and subject to changing my mind.) I have been asked by several people on what basis I have said that the US, in its detentions in the war on terror and in its detentions arising from the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, is not in per se, wholesale ... market research, surveys and trends


Policing for Profit: The Drug War's Hidden Economic Agenda
Its 1991, $10.4 billion Drug War budget (of which 75 percent was .... Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Losing Ground Against Drugs: A Report on In- ..... 30 The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration provided $7.7 billion to state ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
TaxProf Blog: Can You Hear Me Now? IRS to Refund $15 Billion of ...
The Treasury Department and IRS announced this morning that after losing in five circuit courts of appeals, the Government is throwing in the towel and will no longer seek to enforce the 3% excise tax on long-distance telephone calls enacted during the Spanish-American War of 1898 as a "luxury" tax on wealthy Americans who owned telephones.  The IRS will will issue $15 billion in refunds to consumers for long-distance telephone service taxes paid over the past three years: No immediate action is required by taxpayers. Refunds will be a part of 2006 tax returns filed in 2007. Refund claims will cover all excise tax paid on ... industry trends, business articles and survey research


Losing the Law War - The Bush administration's legal performance ...
LOSING THE LAW WAR: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S STRATEGIC ERRORS. Introduction. ... performance in the war in Iraq. In both cases it had plausible objectives, but employed .... ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Harvard Law School Wisconsin Law Review, Vol. .... The War Between Attorneys and Lay Conveyancer—Empirical Evidence Says “Cease Fire!”, ..... the idea that the banks were losing money from bankruptcy would provoke a ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Anthony D'Amato
The Moment of Truth for a practicing lawyer occurs whenever a prospective client tells a story that seems morally compelling but legally hopeless. That is where the attorney's legal research  should begin, not where it should end. Too much injustice persists in the world because tired legal thinking has accepted unjust patterns as legally inevitable.   The question about human rights is not "Where did they come from?" but rather "Who is trying to take them away from us?" Left to right: Dr. Milan Kovacevic (the accused), prison ...
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"I've been a fanatic about my online privacy for the last few years. I've been using NoScript and blocking Google Analytics, disabling third-party cookies, encrypting IM and doing everything in my power to keep data-miners at bay. Recently, I've been feeling like I'm just doing too much and still losing! No matter what I do, I know that there's a weak link somewhere, be it my ISP, Flash cookies, etc. I've recently gotten AT&T U-Verse, who, according to their privacy statement, will be monitoring my TV watching habits for advertisement purposes. I'm extremely annoyed by that, yet I love the ...
Economics: Management Strategy, corporate sectors, mahabharata war
In the world today, the corporate organizations   do not take timely decisions or take decisions of short term interest, leaving the long term stability and progress considerations. It is applicable to all the corporate units even in USA, UK etc. My question is what guidelines you would like to recommend to all the national corporate units in the world, to be �strategic� towards an effective impact on their growth and development, to protect the interest of the public share holders. Answer PREFACE   As the world progresses with mind boggling innovations in the techno-commercial field, the decision makers in the ...