A New Book On Law in Games of Thrones @Mare_et_Martin

New from Mare & Martin: Du droit dans Game of Thrones (Quentin Le Pluard and Péran Plouhinec, eds., 2019). Here is the description of the book’s contents from the publisher’s website. La série Game of Thrones et la saga littéraire du Trône de Fer dont elle est tirée connaissent un retentissement mondial. Au sein de cet univers de fiction dépeignant une société médiévale brutale, cruelle, intégrant quelques éléments fantastiques tels les dragons, on ne compte plus les meurtres, viols, incestes, tortures et autres actions blâmables, à tel point que le droit…

Weber on Legal Structures in a Game of Thrones @DavidPWeber

David P. Weber, Creighton University School of Law, is publishing Legal Structures in a Game of Thrones: The Laws of the First Men and Those That Followed in volume 70 of the South Carolina Law Review (2019). Here is the abst For as long as we humans have recorded our existence, we have developed rules to govern our affairs. It is not surprising then that the rule of law predominates not only our own life, but also that of those worlds that only exist on paper or the screen. Generally,…

Trick or Treaty? The legal issues of the second extension of the UK’s EU membership

Professor Steve Peers, University of Essex With the second Brexit day deadline of April 12 only two days away, last night leaders of EU Member States, meeting as the European Council, decided to grant the UK a second extension of its EU membership, possibly up to Halloween this year. The key provisions in the formal decision extending membership for the second time provide that: The period provided for in Article 50(3) TEU, as extended by the [first extension decision], is hereby further extended until 31 October 2019. This decision shall enter…

Child Custody Disputes Between Parents and Third Parties

Family law cases involving issues of child custody and/or parenting time are emotionally challenging for all concerned. The typical dispute involves a child’s two parents, each trying to convince the trial judge that she or he is more suited to be the primary custodial parent, or is deserving of more parenting time with the child than the other parent will agree to, or some variant of one or the other. Family law judges in Oregon, when deciding these emotional tug-of-wars, are required by statute to give primary consideration to “the…