Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Between the Wars: 11th Circuit Affirms Judge Altonaga on German Inter-War Bonds!


It must be interesting to be a federal judge because you never know what kind of case you'll be assigned.

Sure you have the dreary sentencing stuff, the cookie-cutter FLSA cases etc., but sometimes something really different comes along.

Like this case involving the enforceability of German bonds issued between the First and Second World Wars.

You want complicated?

Take a gander at the statutes, treaties, and protocols involved in this baby:
These appeals present questions of subject matter jurisdiction under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, 28 U.S.C. §§ 1330, 1602–1611, and the interpretation of three post-World War II treaties: the Agreement on German External Debts, Feb. 27, 1953, 4 U.S.T. 443, 333 U.N.T.S. 3, also known as the London Debt Agreement; the Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany Regarding the Validation of Dollar Bonds of German Issue, U.S.-Fed. Republic of Ger., Feb. 27, 1953, 4 U.S.T. 797, also known as the 1953 Validation Procedures Treaty; and the Agreement Between the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany Regarding Certain Matters Arising from the Validation of German Bonds, U.S.-Fed. Republic of Ger., Apr. 1, 1953, 4 U.S.T. 885, also known as the 1953 Validation Treaty.
Ahh yes, the "1953 Validation Treaty" -- wasn't that on our Florida Bar exam?

BTW, teaching your young son obscure Al Stewart songs on the piano -- now that's good parenting:



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