Commentary

Five years after indictments, Tom DeLay gets his day in court

October 26, 2010 Commentary

Former United States House of Representatives Majority Leader, Tom DeLay—noted as a polarizing politician throughout the Bush years—will finally get his day in court next month to defend five-year-old charges of money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Appeals of pretrial rulings have repeatedly slowed down the case. Prosecutors accused DeLay and two others […]

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Dubai Debtors Prison Snares Unwary Businesspeople

August 12, 2010 Commentary

Diaz Reus partner Carlos Gonzalez is quoted in a compelling August 11 Bloomberg article on the sorry state of Dubai justice and the dubious incarceration of foreign executives suspected of fraud. While striving to become a world-class financial center, Dubai’s justice system remains archaic and provincial. In an effort to address fraud and over-development, it […]

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Let’s Change the Way Supreme Court Justices are Appointed

August 3, 2010 Commentary

Guest Post by Carlos Gonzalez. President Obama was elected on a platform of change. Yet, when it comes to appointing federal judges, especially justices to the U.S. Supreme Court, change is the last thing we have seen. Consider Elena Kagan. I was disappointed by her nomination, not because I disagree with her views on key […]

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