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Sun Tzu’s Battle for Your Footnotes:  The Emergent Role of Libraries in

Judicial Warfare (2013) 

Miami Law National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review

http://nsac.law.miami.edu/ By   M.   McCARY   -   This   paper   posits   that   libraries—specifically   science   and   technology   libraries—have emerged   on   the   international   scene   as   a   critical   source   of   soft   power—non-military   power.   Public   and private    entities    can    leverage    a    library’s    digital    resources    to    accelerate    the    development    of    critical technologies   through   horizon   scanning,   targeting,   early   warning,   alert   services,   digital   exploitation,   and cross-domain   delivery.   Library   resources   play   a   key   role   in   strengthening   the   research   capabilities   of public   and   private   entities.   However,   current   library   trends   threaten   cutting-edge   proprietary   research intended for only very private audiences.

Battlefield Sunrise:  Renewable Energy Sources Legal Status Examined

Under the Laws of Armed Conflict (2001)

Air Force Journal of Legal Studies

http://www.usafa.edu/df/dfl/journal.cfm By   M.   McCary   -   Current   trends   in   worldwide   crises   show   that   there   may   be   no   holds   barred   in   warfare. However,   the   traditional   Laws   of   Armed   Conflict   (LOAC)   provide   very   specific   guidance   for   Western planners   on   just   what   are   viable   targets.      Today   wind   farms,   hydroelectric   power,   photovoltaic   energy, geothermal   resources   are   well   established   sources   of   energy   that   serve   both   stand-alone   needs   and integrated   power   grid   supplies   around   the   globe.      Although   this   Article   may   be   more   of   an   exercise   in intellectual   theory   than   most,   military   planners   and   green   enthusiasts   may   still   find   it   thought   provoking enough to generate a few creative ideas in their respective career fields.

Bridging Ethical Borders:  International Legal Ethics with an Islamic

Perspective (2000)

Texas International Law Journal (TILJ)

http://www.tilj.org/ By   M.   McCary   -   This   Comment   certainly   arrived   before   its   time.         The   work   presents   cutting   edge analysis   on   conflicting   ethical   regimes   of   Islamic   Law   and   Western   Jurisprudence.      The   author   analyzes potential   client   conflicts   and   provides   an   analytical   approach   which   will   assist   members   of   the   American bar   in   handling   cross-border   ethical   questions.         This   Comment   is   an   excellent   introductory   piece   for anyone   interested   in   Islamic   legal   issues.         Additionally,   it   is   a   must   read   for   those   American   lawyers interested in providing advisement to Muslim clients.
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Distant Past or Future Trouble? Redefining Customary Trade Allowance

in Maritime Oil Shortage Claims (2000)

Texas Review of Litigation (TROL)

http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/trol/index.html By   M.   McCARY   - Almost   thirty   years   ago,   the Third   Circuit   in   Sun   Oil   Co.   v.   M/T   Carlisle   771   F.2d   805   (3d Cir.   1985)   refused   to   recognize   a   maritime   carrier's   defense   of   customary   trade   allowance.      Under   the theory   of   customary   trade   allowance,   the   shipper,   under   an   implied   contract   term,   was   permitted,   almost without   question,   an   unaccounted-for   loss   of   one-half   of   one   percent   of   its   bulk   cargo   (.005   or   .5%).      In Sun   Oil,   the   Third   Circuit   declared   that   this   allowance   contravened   policies   outlined   under   the   Carriage of   Goods   by   Sea Act   (COGSA),   but   confusion   continued   to   exist   in   opinions   and   rulings   thereafter.         This Article   argues   that   the   Third   Circuit   got   it   right.         Today's   double-hull   bulk   oil   tanker   typically   weighs 280,000   deadweight   tons   (dwt)   and   can   carry   a   cargo   of   2.2   million   barrels   of   crude   oil.   One-half   of   one percent   (0.5%)   of   this   ship's   cargo   load   rounds   out   at   approximately   11,000   barrels   of   oil.   The   carte blanche    acceptance    of    such    a    loss,    is    unacceptable    and    must    be    replaced    with    a    totality    of    the circumstances test that takes into account modern day technological improvements in oil trade.

End Run on Sanctions (A Case Study on Contemporary Energy

Investment in Iran) (1998)

Florida Journal of International Law (FJIL)

http://fjil.org/ By   M.   McCary   -   Though   the   risk   of   sanctions   enforcement   may   be   difficult   to   quantify,   it   must   be   taken into   account   in   business   transactions   and   contract   provisions.      The   agency   primarily   responsible   for international   sanctions   enforcement   in   the   United   States   is   the   Office   of   Foreign Assets   Control   (OFAC). Due   to   OFAC   regulations,   an   American   business   must   take   into   account   the   risk   of   unilateral   sanctions enforcement.      That   enforcement   may   be   based   purely   on   changing   political   winds.     As   such,   termination clauses   may   be   particularly   for   avoiding   the   fall-out   of   sanctions   enforcement. A   company   threatened   by sanctions   enforcement   could   simply   assign   its   contractual   obligations   to   a   new   party.      This Article   shows that   regardless   how   you   cut   it,   It   is   evident   that   current   corporate   strategies   are   already   reducing   the political risk of unilateral sanctions enforcement and are ultimately undermining sanctions effectiveness.
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