A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
Polsinelli Podcast - Telephone Consumer Protection Act and Consequences for Corporations
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Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
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Polsinelli Podcast - Republicans Gain Control of the U.S. Senate - How That May Impact Health Reform
Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
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?
Leading the News -
On August 25th, a panel of United Nations (U.N.) experts monitoring U.N. sanctions on South Sudan released a report disclosing evidence that South Sudanese solders raped children,...more
Governor Charlie Baker gave a jolt of energy recently to an idea that’s been languishing at the State House for years and that came to the fore this week because of the racially motivated slaughter of nine African-Americans...more
The day after the House Appropriations Committee released a draft bill that would significantly limit certain federal agency rules and initiatives, the Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education held a...more
Special Session – Not Yet -
Governor Mark Dayton and House Republican leaders on Monday tentatively agreed to a two-year school spending budget, moving them one step closer to avoiding a partial government shutdown...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Still No Budget as Statutory Adjournment Date Nears -
As the legislative session ticks toward...more
The North Carolina Senate Finance Committee passed House Bill 909 on 27 May 2015, which would make several significant changes to North Carolina alcoholic beverage control (“ABC”) laws. The fourth edition of the bill...more
The National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”) was enacted by Congress in 1935. The Act, also known as the Wagner Act after its champion, New York Senator Robert F. Wagner, passed the Senate in May 1935, the House in June 1935,...more
In recent years, the parties proposing Indian water settlements have struggled to find federal funding, and budget offsets, to pay for settlement projects. But a concurrent by the House and Senate Budget Committee may pave a...more
SHOULD THERE BE A “LEGISLATIVE SOLUTION” TO DISPUTED INDIAN TRUST APPLICATIONS?
Recent actions in Arizona and Indiana suggest that there is a new approach to local government opposition to Indian tribal applications for...more
On May 6, 2015, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on several Endangered Species Act (ESA) reform bills, including at least three that are similar to bills introduced in 2014 in the House of...more
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey signed into law SB 1007, which authorizes the state to include tribes in any state plan to implement the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rule to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2)...more
The Dance Known as “Texas Two Step” -
The two-step is a partner dance, consisting of a “leader” (traditionally a man) and a “follower” (traditionally a woman). The leader determines the movements and patterns of the...more
On April 16, 2015, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") released Notice 2015-34, its first guidance on general welfare since President Obama signed the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act (the "Act") into law in September...more
The Michigan legislature has approved a ballot initiative that will be submitted for voter approval in May 2015.
If approved, the initiative will impact Tribes in two important ways...more
By the summer of 2014, it appeared that the North Fork Rancheria of Mono Indians of California had finally made it over the last hurdle to begin construction of a Class III casino with 2,000 slot machines and 40 gaming tables...more
House Republican Budget -
The budget outline House GOP leaders released Tuesday proposes $2 billion in tax cuts as part of their two-year budget plan. It also spends nearly $40 billion, excluding their recently...more
This client alert is part of an ongoing series by DLA Piper attorneys on the legal, regulatory and policy issues related to hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production in the US and internationally....more
Efforts to pass online poker legislation in California have failed for years, in large part due to the failure to achieve consensus on the most critical issues affecting stakeholders. California is now poised to consider new...more
On Friday, March 20 the Obama Administration announced a final rule from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) regulating hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal lands. Key components of the rule, which will take effect in...more
Today, Friday, March 20, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”), an agency within the Department of the Interior, published regulations for hydraulic fracturing on Federal and Indian lands. The Final Rule becomes effective in...more
As Minnesota’s lottery system turns 25 years old, director Ed Van Petten has sought to follow the lead of the most technologically-advanced state lottery systems in the country by expanding into the profitable market of...more
The White House transmitted its Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Request to Congress on February 2, 2015. Overall, the budget includes over $7.4 billion in funding for clean energy technology programs across the federal agencies. ...more
A popular and profitable form of gaming has sparked a controversy in Idaho between the state’s Indian tribes and horse racetracks. "Instant Racing" video slot machines replay the last seconds of horse races run in the past,...more
2014 was a year that featured many positive legal developments for tribes. From the favorable Supreme Court decision in the Bay Mills case written by Justice Sotomayor (who continues to be a leader on the Court for tribal...more
Last Thursday afternoon, the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs conducted a nomination hearing to interview San Antonio Housing Authority CEO Lourdes Castro Ramírez for the position of HUD Assistant...more
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