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He is a visiting faculty to various universities in India and abroad, including Mississippi University, USA, Leiden University, The Netherlands etc. He is also an active member of many national and international institutions like International Institute of Space Law (IISL), Paris, The Indian Society of International Law (ISIL) and The Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI), New Delhi. He holds many projects and assignments of national interests such as WTO and India: Issues and Challenges, Drafting of Model Space Legislation for India, Sensitization Programme on WTO/GATS and its impact on Indian Legal Profession. Further he is also the chief editor of SAARC Law Review and Indian Journal for Air and Space Law (IJASL) and he has extensively contributed in various national and international journals on different facets of International law. … [Read more...] about Prof. Dr. V Balakista Reddy appointed as Registrar of NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad
Which brings me to Mississippi. Whether the majority of Mississippians love or hate the flag doesn’t matter. What does matter is Mississippi’s brazen disregard for the known effect of this flag. Many Americans both inside and outside Mississippi loathe the Confederate flag, and for good reason. A symbol so indisputably controversial is simply inappropriate as part of a state flag. A symbol that represents not only bigotry, but also secession from the United States is not appropriate on a state flag. Such a conclusion hardly requires a referendum; it’s just common sense. … [Read more...] about Lawsuit Says Mississippi Flag is ‘Hate Speech’; and It Might be True
Interest Expense – Nonbusiness Asset Ratio. Mississippi utilizes a “non-business asset ratio” to calculate that portion of a company’s overall interest expense purportedly attributable to the generation of non-business income, and the Department has been very aggressive on audit in using that formula to disallow otherwise ordinary and necessary interest deductions. Historically, investments in foreign subsidiaries have been included in the numerator of that ratio since the income tax regulations classify foreign dividends as nonbusiness income (queue a Foreign Commerce Clause challenge). Unitary domestic dividends, however, technically do not constitute nonbusiness income, so the investments in those domestic subsidiaries arguably should not enter that equation. The authors have seen domestic investments included in that formula on a few preliminary audit workpapers, so taxpayers should diligently review any proposed adjustments to determine if that inclusion is … [Read more...] about Downstream Consequences Coming Into Focus A Year After Mississippi’s AT&T Dividend Decision
A majority of states have laws that require state employees who wish to invoke the protections of sovereign immunity to not only be acting within the scope and course of their state employment, but also to be acting with "judgment and discretion" in carrying out their state employment. While it has not been decided in other states whether the actions of athletic trainers require the judgment and discretion necessary to invoke the protections of sovereign immunity, it should be noted that in the Alabama and Mississippi cases it was determined that the athletic trainers were found to be acting within their judgment and discretion in the course of treating the injured student athletes. Arkansas' sovereign immunity law is rare in that it provides immunity from liability to all state employees for actions that occur within the scope and course of their employment, so long as the actions were not malicious. … [Read more...] about Is the Sovereign Immunity of Athletic Trainers at State-Funded Colleges and Universities Coming Under Fire?