Podcast: O.Shane Balloun Explains Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach

March 4, 2013 by

The recent Supreme Court case of Lozman v. The City of Riviera Beach sparked a flurry of news coverage on the technical legal definition of a vessel. Justices sided 7-2 with Fane Lozman, the former owner of a floating home which  Continue Reading »

Defining Forum and Venue in the American Court System

June 13, 2012 by

This blog post is part of an ongoing series examining how a seastead might limit being sued in the court system of the United States of America. I am Robert Mongole, a Juris Doctor and Doctor of Civil Law candidate at  Continue Reading »

Can Seasteads Ever Truly Escape the American Court System?

May 31, 2012 by

A brief introduction is in order.  I am Robert Mongole and I will be working as Legal Intern at The Seasteading Institute this summer. I am a Juris Doctor and Doctor of Civil Law candidate at the Louisiana State University  Continue Reading »

New Legal Paper Released: Building the Platform: Challenges, Solutions, and Decisions in Seasteading Law

August 17, 2011 by

Building on the concepts set out in Dario Mutabdzija and Max Borders’ first legal strategy paper, the authors offer this second paper, "Building the Platform: Challenges, Solutions, and Decisions in Seasteading Law" as a more practical guide to seasteading legal issues. Continue reading

Jorge Schmidt – Legal Aspects of Seasteading

January 13, 2010 by

Jorge Schmidt’s presentation of research on the legal aspects of seasteading is now available online:

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David D. Friedman – Legal Systems Very Different From Ours

November 23, 2009 by

David D Friedman‘s talk, “Legal Systems Very Different from Ours”, is now available:

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