John F. Cooney

John F. Cooney

Venable LLP

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The Supreme Court Limits the President's Recess Appointment Power

In January 2012, President Obama made recess appointments of the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two members of the National Labor Relations Board during a three day period when the Senate was...more

7/14/2014 - Barack Obama Canning v NLRB NLRB Recess Appointments SCOTUS

Business News Digest – July 2013

In this issue: - CFPB's Office of Enforcement Issues a Bulletin - Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits - DOD Issues Proposed Regulations on the...more

7/22/2013 - CFPB Counterfeiting DOD Iran Sanctions Land Developers Permits

Court Rules Government Cannot Make "Extortionate Demands" on Persons Seeking Land-Use Permits

In a landmark decision for land use and development, the United States Supreme Court has ruled under the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution that regulatory agencies cannot make “extortionate demands” on land-use permit...more

7/2/2013 - Dolan v City of Tigard Fifth Amendment Koontz v St John's River Water Management Land Developers Nexus Nollan v California Coastal Commission Permits Property Owners Rough Proportionality Test Takings

Implementation of Sequestration on Government Contracts

Today, the President issued a Sequestration Order that requires federal agencies to make uniform percentage reductions in each separate item in their budgets. Under that Order, the agencies will be obliged to apply a...more

3/4/2013 - Barack Obama Contractors DOD Layoffs National Security Notice Requirements OMB Sequestration Spending Cuts WARN Act

The Imminent Wave of Federal Regulations

President Obama’s second term promises to be among the most intense periods of regulatory activity since the late 1970s. The major focal points for new rules will be three of the country’s largest industries: health care,...more

1/7/2013 - Affordable Care Act Barack Obama Dodd-Frank Energy Policy EPA FSOC Healthcare HHS SEC

Crucial Legal Issues in the Recovery from Hurricane Sandy

A massive effort is underway to repair the damage to public and private entities caused by the windstorm and water surge associated with Hurricane Sandy. Once the immediate emergency restoration stage has been completed, the...more


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