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While I continued digging for more clues to the Appellate Body Reappointment saga, I found a few more interesting bits:

1. When the blockage was first announced, the US cited only three cases, i.e, DS 437, DS 449 & DS 453. However, at the May 23 DSB meeting, ...


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May 27, 2016, 3:44 pm, 1640511

Yesterday I published a post about Derek Bluford, CEO and founder of QuickLegal, and his recent agreement to have a judgment of $559,330 entered against him to settle a lawsuit charging him with impersonating a lawyer, forging legal documents and fraudulently swindling two clients. Bluford had not returned my call ...


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Over at EJIL:Talk!, Arman Sarvarian and Fontanelli Filippo respond to the Appellate Body reappointment controversy with some reform suggestions:

A Single-Term System?

The chair of the DSB noted that further consultations were necessary to exit the deadlock. Recourse to diplomacy reveals the structural limits of the applicable procedural rules; the immediate standoff at ...


May 27, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1640463

The U.S. actions at the WTO in relation to the reappointment of Seung Wha Chang, discussed in various recent posts (and comments) on this blog, have been heavily criticized by everyone I've talked to about the issue. However, I have heard sympathy for the substance of some of the concerns raised ...


May 27, 2016, 1:43 pm, 1640464

As the Appellate Body reappointment controversy continues to brew, the US has been flooded with criticisms not only from WTO Members, but also from the Appellate Body Members and academics around the world.

In its statement at the May 23 DSB Meeting, the US defended its position by stating that the decision ...


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May 27, 2016, 9:43 am, 1640375

The phrase “the rule of law” has never rung right to me. It sounds onerous and oppressive. Yet its meaning is exactly the opposite. It represents the principle that no one should be above the law — not governments, not corporations, not the rich, not anyone — and that the ...


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