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End of the War in Europe

Living in the nation’s capital can make one rather jaded.  Another presidential inauguration – another day of clogged metro and closed streets!  The Cherry Blossom Festival – the cherry blossoms are always beautiful – but again the traffic is horrendous.  But last Friday, May 8th, I witnessed a flyover of 15 World War II aircraft […]

How do Different Countries Deal with Major Public Health Emergencies?

Following the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, there has been a great deal of debate both in the United States and abroad about how countries deal with major public health crises.  This included discussions about the difficulty of containing the virus in the countries hardest-hit by the epidemic and what preventative measures other countries […]

Opening Day and the Law

I read with interest Kelly’s post last week regarding cricket and the law, especially the section on the Indian case where the plaintiffs stated that watching the sport was a matter of “right to life and personal liberty.” Today being the Washington Nationals‘ Opening Day, it got me thinking about our National Pastime and how […]

It’s Just Not Cricket!

(The phrase “it’s just not cricket” is used to say that “something is unfair or dishonest”; “not done.” Perhaps it could have been exclaimed by some of the parties involved in the cases below?) The baseball season starts next week, but in other parts of the world the focus over the last six weeks has […]