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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?
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The General Assembly convened for the 2015 legislative session on January 14. Lawmakers returned to Raleigh on January 28 to begin the session in earnest. The MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be...more
The House of Representatives adopted several ethics reform measures (public meeting notice, Freedom of Information Act/public records, and public official reporting requirements) this week. In addition, the House Ways and...more
The news media has already engaged in rampant speculation regarding the potential candidates from both parties in the 2016 presidential election. Inextricably tied to the talk of political campaigns is the public discussion...more
In what appears to be a first of its kind federal prosecution, Tyler Harber, a well-known political consultant, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to illegally coordinating campaign...more
This past week, commissioner salary raises were amended into deficiency funding legislation, tax committees heard a host of potential omnibus bill legislation, and additional testimony was heard on teacher tenure policy, as...more
As previously reported, on November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced a series of executive actions to crack down on illegal immigration at the border, prioritize deporting felons not families, and require certain...more
The first of a three-part series on the new landscape of anti-money laundering enforcement -
During hearings conducted in 2012 by the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Senator Tom Coburn commented...more
In the last few years, several Latin American countries and the United States have increased their focus on anti-corruption matters. This article will survey some of the most significant recent public anti-corruption...more
President Obama wants to go where the Supreme Court refused to tread. As part of his cybersecurity and privacy initiatives, which we discussed last week, the President would strengthen the federal anti-hacking provisions of...more
Last month I had the opportunity to attend an event organized by Fair Trials International at the European Parliament. The event was hosted by Judith Sargentini, MEP, and featured speakers who have been victims of abusive...more
“Enhanced enforcement is going to continue throughout this administration, and there are several factors that play into that,” said Latham & Watkins partner Lawrence Buterman. “The DOJ’s Antitrust Division has been quite...more
Millions of undocumented immigrants are currently living in the United States, many of whom arrived here as children years ago or who have lived here for many years and now have U.S.-born and U.S.-citizen children. As we...more
Jan. 9, 2015 (Mimesis Law) -- The U.S. government has changed up its approach to criminal health care fraud prosecutions, joining forces with fiscal intermediaries on the civil side to ramp up investigations, and this new...more
It would seem to all observers of the William Browder case that INTERPOL’s most recent consideration of Russia’s request to issue a Red Notice against Mr. Browder would result in a swift denial, that has not happened....more
This afternoon, the long-running saga of Robert McDonnell came to what may be the end (not counting appeals) when the former Virginia Governor was sentenced to serve two years in prison after a jury convicted him of bribery...more
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that his Administration would provide several executive actions with respect to immigration. This bulletin summarizes the elements expected to be included in such executive...more
Welcome to the December 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
This month on the anticorruption front, a major cosmetics retailer as well as its subsidiary pleads guilty to...more
Companies May Get a New Weapon in the Fight Against Economic Espionage -
Efforts to protect property from global threats gained momentum in Washington this summer with the introduction of a pair of bills that would...more
In This Issue:
- Leading the News
- United States – Africa Relations
- North Africa
- East Africa
- West Africa
- Sub-Saharan Africa
- General Africa News
- Excerpt from...more
As long as there are governments, there will be government corruption. The temptations to abuse power are never going away, and neither is human frailty, which means government ethics will remain an important issue for, well,...more
At the very core of judicial independence is the notion that courts and judges decide matters in accordance with the evidence and legal precedent, independent from political power or outside controls. The question of whether...more
California Legislature Expands Government Code Section 1090 Liability to Those Who Aid and Abet -
An amendment to Government Code section 1090 now makes it a felony for any person to aid and abet a government official...more
Fact: the United States incarcerates its citizens at the highest rate in the developed world. Indeed—save one small chain of islands, whose entire population is just a fraction of our prison population—the United States’...more
While the three branches of federal government fire off salvos on immigration reform, states are finding ways to tackle challenges to the federal criminal immigration landscape....more
Following its usual summer break over August 2014, Congress came back from its five-week summer recess and spent a whopping eight days or so back in session before recessing once again, approximately a week early, to hit the...more
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