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
On Friday, the White House issued new sanctions against Russia in response to Russian troop advances in eastern Ukraine that helped turn the tide of the conflict. However, a fragile truce was struck a week ago between...more
New EU restrictions and prohibitions -
As the crisis over Ukrainian sovereignty has deepened, notably following the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the EU has sought to increase punitive measures on rebel groups...more
The sanctions directly affect companies involved in Russia's oil and gas industries by imposing new export license requirements....more
The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet recently held hearings targeted at further exploring intellectual property laws and policy. On July 24, the Subcommittee held...more
On August 6, 2014, Canada amended the Special Economic Measures (Ukraine) Regulations and Special Economic Measures (Russia) Regulations to further expand the list of “designated persons”, both individuals and entities, with...more
On July 18, 2014, the European Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 783/20141 which expanded the scope of individuals, entities and bodies who could be added to the list of sanctions targets. Those materially or financially...more
The European Union announced its intention to adopt a broad package of trade and economic sanctions against Russia, targeting access to EU capital markets, defence exports, energy related equipment and technology and...more
Legislative Branch Activity -
House Cybersecurity Legislation -
This week, the House will consider four pieces of cybersecurity legislation on the floor including the National Cybersecurity and Critical...more
Although the 113th Congress continues to see a dearth of legislation seeing final approval, over the past six months, Congress has managed to finalize Fiscal Year 2014 appropriations; address the Sustainable Growth Rate...more
In a corporate inversion, a U.S. corporation (typically the parent of an affiliated group) becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of a foreign corporation (through a merger into the foreign corporation’s U.S. subsidiary) or...more
On April 28, 2014, as part of its evolving response to the situation in Ukraine, the White House announced new restrictions on exports of “high-technology” items and services to Russia and Crimea. The announcement also...more
The United States, in coordination with other G-7 nations, announced on Monday, April 28 new sanctions on individuals and entities with ties to the Russian government and President Putin. The newly announced sanctions build...more
Following a series of previous judgments, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) confirmed in the case of the Commission v Hungary (case C-288/12) the independence of national data protection authorities in the...more
On April 17, 2014, U.S., EU, Russian and Ukrainian representatives endorsed an agreement outlining initial steps to deescalate tensions in Ukraine. For the moment, the agreement may temporarily stall additional U.S. and EU...more
As a new round of nuclear talks involving American, European, and Iranian leaders commence this week in Vienna it appears that the first-step deal agreed upon in January has already led to significant changes in OFAC’ s...more
EPA's Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Updates EDSP Comprehensive Management Plan: On February 21, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP)...more
The House and Senate were both on recess this week. On Tuesday, the U.S. suspended the operations of Syria’s U.S. embassy and consulates as the Syrian civil war enters its fourth year. Also Tuesday, details of an NSA...more
On March 14, the NTIA (the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration) announced that it would immediately start a process to transition control of “Key Internet Domain Name...more
Last month, in a letter sent to the U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Froman, five Representatives reiterated the importance of incorporating the 2007 Bipartisan Agreement on Trade Policy into the Trans-Pacific...more
On the heels of 2014 predictions from the U.S.-based Of Digital Interest (ODI) editorial team, following are some predictions from our London-based editor, Rohan Massey...more
In This Issue:
- Ramifications of the Target Data Breach
- California Federal Judge Winnows Down Massive Privacy Class Action
- White House Launches “Big Data” Review
- Senator Rockefeller Issues Data Broker...more
Thefts of trade secrets through cyber espionage and cyber harassment through distributed denial of service attacks have been business hazards for years. Cyber security insurance policies to guard against these threats have...more
Following the German federal election on September 22, 2013, the Christian Democratic Party, the Christian Social Union and the Social Democratic Party decided to take up coalition talks for the formation of a new government...more
On November 13, 2013, the Congressional Research Service ("CRS") issued a report to Congress entitled "Internet Governance and the Domain Name System: Issues for Congress." The focus of the report is the United States'...more
The completion of the Data Protection Regulation faced another set-back last Friday (December 6, 2013) at the Council of Ministers, in which there was a fundamental disagreement surrounding the proposed “one-stop shop.” This...more
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