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Contractors Should Start Preparing for a Possible Shutdown Now

by Holland & Knight LLP on

With less than a week before the federal government’s appropriated funding runs out, confidence in avoiding a potential shutdown is waning. Because of that, contractors should exercise prudence and immediately begin...more

Trump Administration Sending Mixed Signals about Support of LGBT Rights

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

In addition to issues involving the environment, immigration, and national security, the Trump Administration has been in the headlines recently for its stance on matters impacting the LGBT community....more

What’s Next Under the Congressional Review Act?

As we reported, the House and Senate have passed a joint resolution under the Congressional Review Act disapproving the SEC Resource Extraction Rule and that President Trump was expected to sign the legislation that...more

TN Republican Party Challenges MA Pay-to-Play Rules

by Burr & Forman on

On April 12, the Tennessee Republican Party filed a petition in the US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, seeking to invalidate the SEC’s approval of new rules extending the MSRB’s long-standing “pay-to-play” prohibitions to new...more

DC Circuit Upholds Federal Ban on Campaign Contributions - What's Next for Politically Active Government Contractors?

by DLA Piper on

A unanimous federal appeals court in Washington, DC has upheld a long-standing ban on federal campaign contributions by government contractors. ...more

"DC Circuit Unanimously Upholds Federal Contractor Contribution Ban"

On July 7, 2015, the federal circuit court for the District of Columbia sitting en banc issued a unanimous opinion upholding the federal contractor contribution ban against a constitutional challenge in the long-running case...more

D.C. Circuit Upholds 44-Year-Old Ban: The answer is still “no” for individual federal contractors wishing to contribute to federal...

On July 7, 2015, in Wagner v. Federal Election Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the ban on individual federal contractor contributions to federal candidates and political...more

Federal Court Upholds Federal Contractor Union Notice Requirement

by FordHarrison on

A federal court in the District of Columbia has upheld the validity of the Department of Labor's (DOL) rule requiring covered federal contractors to post a notice informing employees of their rights under the National Labor...more

Governor Renews Drought Declaration And Orders Contract Provisions Voided

by Allen Matkins on

Soon after entering government service, California was hit by the Northridge Earthquake. As General Counsel to the Business, Transportation & Housing Agency, I received a call directing that I prepare draft executive orders...more

Supreme Court Rewrites the Rules for Individual Campaign Contributions: McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission

by Mintz Levin on

On April 2, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States rendered the McCutcheon decision, addressing the facial validity of Section 203 of the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (the “BCRA”). This case involved a...more

Litigator turned terrorist leads shutdown of US government

by Melody A. Kramer on

What do you call it when an armed gunman puts a gun to the head of an airline pilot and says “take this plane where I want or everyone will die?” What do you call it when a foreign government stores its weapons arsenals next...more

Cuba Practice Update -- May 16, 2013

by Akerman LLP on

Law to Punish Companies with Cuba Ties Struck Down - Last week, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Miami declared unconstitutional a 2012 Florida law intended to prevent foreign companies with ties to Cuba — or...more

Supreme Court’s Next FCA Whistleblower Case?

Imagine you own a company that does business with a federal agency. The company’s contract with the agency specifies that the company will deliver widgets of a particular quality....more

Two State citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America

by Dan Goodman on

There are two state citizens under the Constitution of the United States of America. One is at Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution. The other is at Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment. Legal...more

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by Flavio Stella on

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Citizenship and Domicile: Before and After the Fourteenth Amendment

by Dan Goodman on

A citizen of a State, under Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of the Constitution, has a domicile in a particular State. A citizen of the United States, under Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment has only a residence in a...more

What was the holding of the Slaughterhouse Cases?

by Dan Goodman on

The Slaughterhouse Cases held, one, that citizenship of a State was separate and distinct from citizenship of the United States; that a citizen of a State was separate and distinct from a citizen of the United States. ...more

Shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities IN and OF the several States

by Dan Goodman on

Article IV, Section 2, Clause 1 of Constitution was modified by the Fourteenth Amendment, in particular, Section 1, Clause 2. This was determined by the Supreme Court of the United States, in the Slaughterhouse Cases. ...more

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment: Citizenship in a State based on Residence

by Dan Goodman on

Section 1, Clause 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America states: ”All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of...more

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