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Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
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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?
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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?
In light of the first federal “coordination” case guilty plea, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has announced its intent to aggressively pursue convictions for coordination violations. This apparently new focus comes as the...more
Senators Pat Toomey (R., PA) and Mark Warner (D., VA) have introduced Senate Bill 576, the ‘‘Encouraging Employee Ownership Act.’’ The bill would require the SEC, within 60 days after enactment, to raise the threshold in...more
NUMBER OF THE WEEK: 8 percent. The increase in the total amount of corporate profits kept abroad, according to the latest analysis of securities filings by Bloomberg News. The report confirms what U.S. companies have as much...more
The House of Representatives passed legislation that could loosen some of the restrictions imposed by Dodd-Frank on big banks. The bill, Promoting Job Creation and Reducing Small Businesses Burden Act, passed by a margin of...more
May 19, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Frank Aquila, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell, tells Lee Pacchia that the recent uptick in deal activity has all the indications of an "M&A boom" in 2014. While the recent wave of transactions is...more
On November 29, 2013, the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) issued proposed rules, “Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities” (78 Fed. Reg. 71535-71542 (Nov. 29, 2013)),...more
Three bills introduced in the House of Representatives that would ease leverage restrictions on business development companies (BDCs) face an uncertain future in light of concerns expressed by the Chair of the Securities and...more
Legislation (Senate Bills No. 901, 902, 903 and 904 (SB 901, SB 902, SB 903 and SB 904)) has been introduced in the Pennsylvania General Assembly that, if passed, in whole or in part, could significantly affect certain types...more
Before departing Washington, DC for the traditional August Congressional recess, Congressmen Mike Rogers (R-AL-3) and Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) announced that they are forming the Congressional Caucus on Public-Private...more
Two years ago and in light of a daunting structural budget deficit, Governor Jerry Brown issued Executive Order B-06-011. His order banned both in-state and out-of-state travel by government agencies unless it was “mission...more
I’m tempted to begin this post with the following:
Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission lifted the ban on general solicitation in Rule 506 and Rule 144A offerings....more
June 27 (Bloomberg Law) -- Weil, Gotshal & Manges' announcement this week it is firing 60 associates and 110 support staffers, and cutting the pay of about 30 partners, is the start of a wave of such downsizings, according to...more
The 2013 Minnesota Legislative Session saw the passage of significant campaign finance and election law legislation. Governor Dayton indicated at the beginning of this session that, despite the DFL majorities in both the...more
Much controversy attends the ability of tax exempt 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations to make expenditures in connection with candidates in U.S. elections....more
The government’s ever-evolving response to the United States financial crisis has come full circle, as civil Justice Department Attorneys seek to rely on legislation enacted to protect financial institutions from fraud to sue...more
On May 7, 2013, the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board (“Board”) will consider an advisory opinion request submitted on behalf of Democracy Ventures, Inc., d/b/a Democracy.com. The organization is seeking...more
Yesterday, President Obama issued his Administration’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, which includes a proposal to tax carried interests (also known as “performance allocations” or “incentive allocations”) in investment...more
As part of the state budge process, state agencies must appear and testify before legislative budget committees. I recall some stressful moments testifying on the Corporations Committee Budget before a budget committee...more
The constitutionality of President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is being challenged in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the...more
It’s been three years, but the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Comm’n, 558 US 50 (2010) continues to foment a fierce debate about corporate political spending. In February, Representative Adam...more
Today, during its conference, the Supreme Court will consider whether to issue certiorari on two campaign finance cases: Danielczyk v. United States and McCutcheon v FEC....more
On January 30, the Federal Election Commission increased the amounts that individuals and certain PACs can contribute in the 2013-14 election cycle. The most significant change is that individuals may now give $2600 per...more
Jan. 31 (Bloomberg Law) -- The SEC is considering a proposal by Robert Jackson, associate professor at Columbia Law School, that public companies be required to disclose their political spending. SEC staff members have said...more
The Nation has just witnessed one of the most expensive election campaigns - with over $6 billion spent by candidates, political parties and committees. Whether all of that money made a difference remains to be seen. One...more
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