Category Archives: IALR Posts

Canada’s Online News Act Would Require Google and Meta to Pay for Shared News

By Ashley Knoblauch, 2L On April 5, 2022, legislators introduced Bill C-18, or the Online News Act (the “Act”), in Canada’s House of Commons. The Act’s purpose is to improve “fairness in the Canadian digital news marketplace” by regulating digital platforms, such as Meta’s Facebook or Google, where news content is shared. Under the Act, digital […]

This Feels Like Deja Vu: The Riots of January 6, 2021 and January 8, 2023

By July Choi, 2L On January 6, 2021, thousands of Americans stormed the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to show their disapproval of the 2020 presidential election of Joe Biden. Rioters marched toward the capitol chanting “we’re taking our country back,” and wielding flags and weapons. The mob, referred to as “great patriots” by former […]

Brazil’s Presidential Election and the Fight to Preserve the Amazon

By Rob Hilton, 2L The political divide in Brazil is sharp as the country is wrapping up one of the most contentious and polarizing presidential elections in its history. Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (“Lula”) overcame incumbent right-wing president Jair Bolsanaro with a 50.9% majority. The President-Elect had previously held the top office in the […]

Reinvest or Repurchase? Canada Passes Buyback Tax to Nudge Companies to Reinvest

By Trevor Rowars, 2L On November 3rd, 2022, Canada announced a 2% tax on all share buybacks by public corporations in Canada. This 2% buyback tax will become effective on January 1st, 2024. Canada’s government projects that this will raise 2.1 billion Canadian dollars ($1.5 billion US dollars) over the course of five years. Canada […]