Ryan A. Smith

Ryan A. Smith

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2015 Washington Outlook

In this issue: - Congressional Outlook - Senate Committees - House Committees - Excerpt from Congressional Outlook: Deadlines, Expirations, and Important Dates in 2015 - As the 114th...more

2/4/2015 - Appropriations Bill Energy Policy Environmental Policies Federal Budget Foreign Policy Healthcare Reform Immigration Reform Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Tax Reform Trade Policy

Recent Supreme Court Decision Bars State from Suing Tribe Seeking to Operate an Illegal Off-Reservation Casino

On May 27, 2014, the Supreme Court ruled that under the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (IGRA), states may only sue to enjoin a tribe from conducting class III gaming “on Indian lands.” Michigan v. Bay Mills Indian Cmty., 2014...more

6/4/2014 - Casinos Indian Gaming Michigan v Bay Mills Indian Cmty SCOTUS Sovereign Immunity Tribal Governments Tribal Lands

Supreme Court Ruling Represents Major Shift for Railroad Rights of Way

This week, the Supreme Court ruled that the United States Forest Service could not construct a trail on an abandoned railroad right of way (ROW) that crosses through private property. Brandt v. United States, No. 12-1173,...more

3/18/2014 - Brandt Irrevocable Trust v Us Eminent Domain Railroads Railways SCOTUS Takings

2014 Washington Outlook

In this issue: - Overview - Tax Reform Outlook - Immigration Outlook - Health Care Outlook - Telecommunications Outlook - Energy Outlook - Financial Services Outlook -...more

2/3/2014 - Appropriations Bill Energy Reform Federal Budget Financial Regulatory Reform Healthcare Reform Immigration Reform Legislative Agendas Tax Reform Telecommunications

Proposed Carbon Rules for New Power Plants: What They Are and What They Mean

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today its long-awaited proposed rule limiting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from new power plants. The proposed rule is important because it has the potential to...more

9/23/2013

Obama's Climate Change Agenda Revealed

President Obama’s speech today laying out a climate change agenda shows his focus and commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Also, his plan is built on actions his administration can take without congressional approval—an...more

6/26/2013 - Barack Obama Carbon Emissions Climate Change EPA

Decision Made Concerning Red River Compact

This month, in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Herrmann, the United States Supreme Court unanimously sided with the State of Oklahoma in the state’s long battle with the State of Texas concerning the Red River Compact, 94...more

6/26/2013 - Cross-Border Red River Compact SCOTUS Water Water Rights

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