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 was seized and sold by city government under the rules and remedies of US admiralty […]
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 the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, and I am conducting this investigation […]
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 Paul M. Hebert Law Center. I received my bachelor’s degree in English and Creative Writing […]
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.
Jorge Schmidt’s presentation of research on the legal aspects of seasteading is now available online:
David D Friedman‘s talk, “Legal Systems Very Different from Ours”, is now available: