.......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... .......... ..........Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. (Katherine Frey/Washington Post)Storms hit hard on the Rosebud Sioux reservation, but these reports sounded especially dire: A torrent of floodwater was cascading over the top of He Dog Dam; Cut Meat Creek was threatening the only road into a neighborhood. Across the homeland of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe in South Dakota, sensors on a half-dozen dams and creeks pinged red alerts of high water to the cellphones of tribal emergency responders. In his ofﬁce, Rodney Bordeaux, president of the Rosebud Sioux – also known as the Sicangu Lakota – ﬁelded reports from his safety-of-dams team while preparing to head out to see for himself. Meanwhile, any minute now on this March morning, the heavy downpour was forecast to … [Read more...] about What do Native Americans want from a president?
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Nov 07, 7:44 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Pritha Paul @ZiggyZina143 11/07/18 AT 7:13 AM Diwali or “Deepavali” is a five-day festival of light celebrated by Hindus across the globe, but predominantly in India, and is meant to symbolize the victory of good over evil and the ushering in of an era of knowledge which would end the rule of darkness and ignorance.“Deepavali” in a Sanskrit word from which the term “Diwali” was derived from, which means a row of lights. The festival of light starts with Dhanteras, followed by Chhoti (small) Diwali, Diwali, Ganesh Puja (worship of Lord Ganesha) and Bhai Dooj (celebration of brother-sister bond). This year, the festival began Monday (Oct. 5) and will conclude Friday (Oct. 9), with Wednesday marking the day of the main celebration.According to popular Indian mythological text, the Ramayana, Diwali was celebrated the day Lord Rama … [Read more...] about What Is Diwali 2018? Greetings To Celebrate Festival Of Light
More than 200 indigenous tribes spread across the north eastern states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura have varied forms of customary laws governing marriage,divorce, inheritance,adoption and maintenance.Major part of which is uncodified but recently Mizoram legislature passed the Mizo Hnam Dan, Mizo customary law.The ongoing intellectual narratives both in support and opposing the move to usher in UCC raises to me some very pertinent questions regarding UCC and its bearing on tribal customary laws and practices which are distinct from the major personal laws of the Hindus,Muslims,Christian or parsis. Even though some common practice of valid polygamy is similar in case of Muslim and tribals albiet with different approaches to the fundamentals of polygamy.First of all, amongst the tribe inter se, there is no homogeneity in customary laws even amongst the sub-tribes and different clans.Despite the large percentage of population embracing … [Read more...] about Uniform Civil Code And Tribal Customary Laws-Uniformity In Diversity?
As noted in my last “flash” post, a divided three-judge Fed. Cir. panel (Judges Lourie, Bryson and Moore) issued an opinion holding that the isolated DNA sequences and the drug-screening method claimed by Myriad are patentable subject matter, not natural phenomena, while affirming that the diagnostic method claims which only involve “comparing” or “analyzing” DNA sequences fail the M&T test and are no more than abstract ideas. The one hundred-plus pages of opinion spent only about five pages on the “diagnostic” method claims. Since I previously commented on their vulnerability following both Bilski and the proposed PTO Guidelines, I will not offer much analysis here, except to note that Judge Lourie took care to distinguish the transformative elements of the claims at issue in the Prometheus decision from the minimalist Myriad method claims. See slip op. at 52-53.My summary of the panel’s holding above reflects the opinions … [Read more...] about AMC v. Myriad – “Laws of Nature” Exception Does Not Include Isolated DNA
Complex commercial disputes, whether they are heard in the Commercial Court or before international arbitration tribunals, regularly feature extensive witness evidence. Without wishing to tar all witnesses with the same brush, statements are frequently argumentative, lengthy and feature, surprisingly often, thinly disguised legal argument. One witness, for example, ‘distinctly recalled that the implied representations had been made to him, and that he promptly proceeded reasonably to rely on them, having thereby been induced to enter into the contract’. What is more, witness statements are often drafted in impeccable English, even where the witness expresses himself or herself in a very different manner (or where he or she is not a native English speaker). Such beautiful prose is a reflection of the reality that witness statements are drafted by lawyers. It would be practically unheard of for counsel in a complex commercial dispute to tell the … [Read more...] about English Witnesses Say the Funniest Things