The friends continue their discussion from which Betita Horm Pepulim responds to Larry, and conversation continues.
This project will re-examine Article 213 of the Model Penal Code, which was ahead of its time when approved by the ALI in 1962, but is now outdated and no longer a reliable guide for legislatures and courts.
Tentative Draft No. 1 was presented to the membership at the 2014 Annual Meeting. As time ran out before the discussion could be concluded, no vote was taken to approve the draft.
The amendments to the bill are being carried out with a view to incorporate necessary provisions aimed at strengthening safeguards against disclosures which may prejudicially affect the sovereignty and integrity of the country and security of the state, among other things. While government insists the amendments would address concerns relating to national security, some activists have claimed that it will dilute the measure. (Bill to amend whistleblowers law introduced in Lok Sabha, Indian Express, May 11, 2015)For more on that amendment see HERE and HERE. The essay that follows suggests that the amendments do in fact dilute whistle blower protection substanbtially more than any purported benefit to national sovereignty and security. It speaks particularly to the ways that the formal protections of a whistle blower provision may actually undermine the fundamental purposes of whistle blower statutes. In effect it throws a useful light on a manifestation of the great tensions in such acts between institutional loyalties and the radical undermining for a greater purpose that whistle blowing represents. For a different view see here.
Teacher’s Manual to Law and Religion: Cases, Materials, and Readings, Third Edition
Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State
Larry Catá Backer, Penn State
Casebook ISBN 9780314284075
Teacher's Manual ISBN 9780314284143West Academic Publishing is pleased to announce that the Teacher’s Manual to Law and Religion: Cases, Materials, and Readings, Third Edition is now available for download. You’ll need to Sign In or Create a West Academic Account to gain access.About the Casebook:
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Transnational Legal Orders for Private Law and Business Regulation
Wednesday–Thursday, May 13–14, 2015
UC Irvine School of Law (Map)
This symposium assesses and evaluates the extent of change in private law and business regulation that transcends the nation state. Such law and regulation seek to produce order in an issue area that relevant actors construe as a problem. These problems range from labor rights of garment workers to food safety; to securities fraud and financial crises; to corporate social responsibility; to the allocation of authority among courts to hear transnational disputes. The legal norms adopt various legal forms and they vary in their formally binding nature. The legal norms are transnational insofar as they transcend and permeate state boundaries, since the problems are deemed difficult or impossible to address by a single nation state. National legislatures often do not play a central role in many of these areas.
The symposium evaluates developments in these areas, and the challenges and limits various initiatives face. The symposium brings leading legal theorists and empirical scholars from different countries into dialogue. The participants will engage, in particular, with the theoretical lens of “transnational legal orders” as elaborated in the new book by Terence Halliday and Gregory Shaffer, Transnational Legal Orders (Cambridge University Press 2015).
Hosted by the Center on Globalization, Law and Society, an umbrella center for the study of international, transnational and comparative law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law.
Alexia Brunet Marks, Colorado
Hannah Buxbaum, Indiana
Larry Catá Backer, Penn State
Terry Halliday, American Bar Foundation
Ralf Michaels, Duke
Gregory Shaffer, UC Irvine
Robert Wai, Osgoode Hall
Chris Whytock, UC Irvine
Cynthia Williams, Osgoode Hall
Peer Zumbansen, King’s College London