In his address to the General Assembly of the United Nations on Sept. 24, 2010, President Barack Obama stated very clearly that the promise of international law is not an empty one. In making this statement the President was referring to Iran thumbing it’s nose at the norms of international law, specifically its position respecting…

American immigration law provides for immigration to the United States and for restrictions that limit immigration to only those immigrants who fit under the categories the policy defines. Though people come to the U.S. illegally in violation of those policies, the laws providing for legal immigrants illustrate the basic policies behind them. American immigration laws…

Buenos Aires, Argentina was the first city in Latin America to permit same-sex couples any legal recognition of couplehood, in the form of civil unions in July 2003. Civil unions in Argentina excluded adoption and inheritance rights however, leaving gay marriage law a murky area for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) rights. As marriage…

In some states, individuals can live together for a particular number of years and will be recognized by the state as “married,” even if they’ve never had a legal wedding ceremony. Therefore, when those couples split up, it’s necessary to receive a common law divorce. By understanding the basics of common law divorce, individuals can…

The employees of the CPSC are driven to help and inform the consumers in America. Both native goods and imported products fall under the watchful eye of the organization. The information provided in this article will highlight the what, when, and how of the Consumer Product Safety Commission. What is the Consumer Product Safety Commission…