Urteil des Supreme Court: Rückschritt für die Rechte der schwarzen Bevölkerung?

June 26, 2013

Am Dienstag hob der amerikanische Supreme Court in einem aufsehenerregenden Urteil eine zentrale Passage des im Jahre 1965 hart erkämpften “Voting Rights Act” auf. Das damals von US-Präsident Johnson unterzeichnete Gesetz enthielt detaillierte Schutzklauseln gegen die Diskriminierung von Schwarzen an der Wahlurne. Aufgrund einer Klage aus Alabama, gerade dem Staat in dem damals auch die…

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Better Safe than Sorry – Apply early for ESTA

September 5, 2012

All nationals or citizens of Visa Waiver Program (VWP) countries who plan to travel to the United States for temporary business or pleasure and do not have a valid visa require an approved ESTA prior to the start of travel. Whereas the registration should be made at 72 hours before travel at the latest, applications…

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U.S. and Mexico Sign Trucking Agreement

July 7, 2011

Officials from the United States and Mexico signed an agreement this past Wednesday that will open up each country’s highways to trucks from its neighbor. The agreement represents the overdue implementation of a provision of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that was signed nearly two decades ago. The original NAFTA agreement called for…

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Twitter in the Courtroom

December 22, 2010

On December 20, 2010 the head of judiciary in England and Wales ruled that reporters and other observers can send updates to twitter from the courtroom while trials are in session as long as the messages do not impede the judicial process. A court in Connecticut allowed twitter updates during a murder trial while in…

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Immigration to the United States Is Back Up

December 16, 2010

As previously reported on our blog, the number of deportations of illegal immigrants from the U.S. rose from around 390.000 in 2009 to more than 392.000 in 2010. According to today’s NY Times, a new study now found that the flow of immigrants to the United States has resumed, after falling to the lowest level…

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