Regulations are the rules by which a society is organized. The least intrusive regulations provide a process for resolving conflicts between individuals and organizations. More intrusive regulations govern the economic and moral activity of individuals and organizations.
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… Read More »O.Shane Balloun Explains Lozman v. City of Riviera Beach
New Law & Policy Advisor O. Shane Balloun Publishes Updated Seasteading Paper in USF Maritime Law Journal
The Seasteading Institute is very excited to announce O. Shane Balloun* as the newest addition to our Law & Policy Board of Advisors. Balloun was an early contributor to the… Read More »New Law & Policy Advisor O. Shane Balloun Publishes Updated Seasteading Paper in USF Maritime Law Journal
Robert Mongole, a second year law student at LSU, recently finished his legal paper, “Seastead Strategies for Preventing Litigation in the United States.” Prior to completion, Mongole also authored three introductory blog… Read More »A Brief Overview of Potential Seastead Litigation in the United States
This blog post is part of an ongoing series (see part 1 and part 2) examining how a seastead might limit the risk of being sued in the court system… Read More »Seasteads Without Selection Clauses in Their Contracts
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,… Read More »Defining Forum and Venue in the American Court System
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… Read More »Can Seasteads Ever Truly Escape the American Court System?
New Legal Paper Released: Building the Platform: Challenges, Solutions, and Decisions in Seasteading Law
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: