Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Why Does BigLaw Have So Few Black Partners?
Aquila on M&A: Dealmaking is Back
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
What Comes Next in Derivatives Regulation?
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms
How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
In This Issue:
- Leading the News
- United States – Africa Relations
- North Africa
- East Africa
- West Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- General Africa News
- Excerpt from Leading the...more
In recent days, the state tax world has focused on the State of Michigan’s retroactive repeal of the Multistate Tax Compact (Compact). Last week, the Michigan Legislature passed and Governor Snyder signed into law a bill...more
The Oklahoma Legislature has again amended the Oklahoma Employment Security Act, which governs unemployment benefits. The act has been amended several times over recent years in several significant respects.
Congress is well into the process of passing a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), and many members of Congress have introduced bills addressing many aspects of higher education that concern the public....more
OFAC Expands the 50 Percent Rule -
Last month, the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) released new guidance related to entities owned or controlled by persons designated as a Specially...more
My husband doesn’t like for me to admit it, but I am a registered Texas lobbyist. That means that I am on the list for every fundraiser for Texas candidates. And admittedly I do make contributions to business-friendly...more
Unmanned aircraft systems - or drones, as they are commonly referred to - have become a hot topic from celebrities to farmers. Recently, AB-1327, a bill, focused on prohibiting certain actions relating to unmanned aircraft...more
President-elect Jean Claude Juncker announced on September 10 the allocation of responsibilities in his team and the way work will be organised in the European Commission once it takes office.
The most important...more
On Tuesday, September 9, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power discussed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule at a hearing titled “State Perspectives: Questions...more
New technologies are constantly emerging and creating novel issues, and opportunities, for local governments. These technologies come in many forms and service various markets, often threatening to disrupt the status quo and...more
On Friday , September 12th, while a tenuous truce between Ukraine and rebel forces showed signs of cracking and government officials continued to trade verbal jabs, the United States amped up pressure on Russia by expanding...more
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration will seek to remove the $1.6 million cap on rewards to whistleblowers who provide evidence of criminal conduct by financial executives under the 1989 Financial...more
Let the elections begin -
Ontario is deep in municipal election campaigns across the province. One issue without question within Ontario governments is the need to address an increasingly aged and inadequate public...more
A bill that would curb spending increases for certain capital projects, and another to reduce borrowing, may be voted on by the full House Wednesday. The House Finance Committee approved H.B. 2419 and H.B. 2420 yesterday as...more
ENERGY AND CLIMATE DEBATE -
Congress is in Washington this week for an intense few days before recessing until after the November elections.
The House will vote September 17 on the continuing resolution (H.J....more
In This Issue:
- Energy and Environmental Debate
- Department of Energy
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
In This Issue:
- U.S-China Relations
- Chinese Embassy News
- Energy & Environment
- Excerpt from U.S.-China Relations: Ambassador Baucus Remarks on Corruption:
On August 15,...more
The 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature will convene on February 2, 2015, for 120 days. As a true biennial state, the Nevada Legislature convenes every other year. In 1998 the voters approved a constitutional amendment...more
Last Friday, I wrote about a new California law that provides that a contract or proposed contract for the sale or lease of consumer goods or services may not include a provision waiving the consumer’s right to make any...more
In recent weeks, several high-profile cases involving Wisconsin public policy have come before the Seventh Circuit. In many instances, these cases have provided not only insights on the federal judicial system for the general...more
Congress is back in session, and work on a Continuing Resolution is underway. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is back center stage with House Republicans attaching a medical device tax repeal provision to a jobs package set for...more
Public Act 282 of 2014, signed into law by Governor Snyder on September 11, 2014, repeals the Multistate Tax Compact's three-factor apportionment election for multistate businesses, effective as of January 1, 2008. The Act is...more
The answer to this question is a resounding “no.” The U.S. is not prepared to protect its interests in the Arctic over the next decade. The primary legal regime that is being relied upon by all members of the Arctic...more
On September 9, 2014, the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittees on Energy and Oversight held a joint hearing entitled Bakken Petroleum: The Substance of Energy Independence. The hearing examined the...more
In this note we analyse some of the consequences for sovereign CDS resulting from a vote for Scottish independence.
Scotland: The Succession Event Question -
A vote for an independent Scotland will have many...more
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