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Settlement reached

We are pleased to report that the parties have reached an amicable resolution of this litigation. The parties have jointly issued a press release announcing the settlement (press release). The terms of the settlement are otherwise confidential.

Time for World to Reject American Domination of World Bank

The Bush Administration has humbled America further, falling further from its once proud status as the admired and unrivaled leader of the free world at the turn of the Millennium.

The convention that has guided the World Bank is not binding. The remaining voting constituencies in the Bank should reject the appointment of someone so central to bringing the world years of the wrong war. The European Union, Japan, India, Brazil, and South Africa, for example, should all take the lead in rejecting this nomination.

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I've been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Visiting Fellowship for 2005-06 at the London School of Economics. This will give me time to work on my project COPYRIGHT AND A SCHOLAR'S WORK as well as teach a couple of courses on copyright. So we are off to London in September.

Ghastly Reminder: We Killed People in Our Custody

According to the NY Times, "At least 26 prisoners have died in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2002 in what Army and Navy investigators have concluded or suspect were acts of criminal homicide, according to military officials."

Free the Harvard 119

hbs.jpg Harvard Business School has summarily rejected applicants who had taken an early peek at the School's decision on their candidacy. Some clever person with a strong understanding of web programming had recognized a basic flaw in the security system used by a third party company employed by Harvard and other business schools to handle applications.

First Scandal, Then the Cover-Up

Halliburton billed more than a $100 million in excess for fuel imported into Iraq (by the way, how galling must this be for Iraqis, who hold the second largest reserve of oil in the world?). The Pentagon auditors came to this conclusion in October 2004, but with an election a few weeks away, the Bush Administration buried it.

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