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On March 7 and 8, 2013, President Obama took two important steps to further U.S. export control reform. First, the President notified Congress of the proposed transfer of certain items relating to aircraft and gas turbine...more
Today, the President issued a Sequestration Order that requires federal agencies to make uniform percentage reductions in each separate item in their budgets. Under that Order, the agencies will be obliged to apply a...more
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Inauguration. After being officially sworn in to a second term at the White House on Sunday, January 20, as prescribed by law, President Barack Obama and Vice...more
Former service members who were honorably discharged from the military under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy are now eligible for full separation pay, thanks to a recent court settlement.
The American Civil Liberties...more
This legal index is a guide to citizenship under the United States Constitution since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Each entry, being a legal topic, is supplemented with legal authority, which is quoted, cited,...more
The case of Dred Scoot v. Sanford (60 U.S. 393, 1856) was meant to be a federal question case. However, it became a diversity of citizenship case when Dred Scott's citizenship was challenged. The Supreme Court...more
Hundreds of industry representatives from companies of all types and sizes spent countless hours over the summer preparing submissions to the U.S. Army's $7 billion Renewable and Alternative Energy Power Production for...more
Marginal Successes, Revised Expectations, Broken Promises – A Presidency in Review
Part 6: Bankruptcy Relief Extended for Some Military Families
In a July 8, 2008, speech to a Powder Springs, Georgia, audience, Democrat...more
Earlier this month, in a lengthy and well reasoned opinion, a federal trial court relied on the Political Question Doctrine in dismissing a wrongful death action against a military contractor. In Harris v. Kellogg, Brown &...more
The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest energy consumer in the country, accounting for one percent of total consumption. In fact, the Department’s energy bill last year was $19 billion, up $3 billion from the year...more
After a year-long investigation that involved the review of more than 100,000 pages of documents submitted by DoD, electronic parts manufacturers, defense contractors and subcontractors, electronic parts testing laboratories...more
Last December, we wrote on the constitutional challenge made by the Town of Yankeetown, Florida, to portions of the Florida Community Planning Act with the resulting settlement which included proposed legislation that would...more
DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS
Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Appropriations. While the Senate was not in session this week, the House continued work on its FY 2013 appropriations bills. On Thursday, the House Appropriations...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS
Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Budget/Appropriations. The House Appropriations Subcommittees on Defense and Military Construction/Veterans Affairs both advanced FY 2013 spending...more
The Biblical parable is told about a flock of 100 sheep. One gets lost and the “good shepherd” leaves the remaining 99 and goes in search of the lost one until it is found and returned to the safety of the...more
In the previous post, I addressed the issue of a Blue Notice that had been issued by INTERPOL in the name of Ramona Bautista, who is under investigation for a crime alleged to have occurred in the Philippines. Today, the...more
Since 1950, U.S. veterans have been unable to make claims for medical malpractice committed in military hospitals. This seemingly unfair rule was decided in a U.S. Supreme Court case referred to by the Plaintiff’s name,...more
Violence and the case for Legitimate elections in Zimbabwe
Social networks have become the new platform for Zimbabweans domiciled in various countries around the world to pool their thoughts, opinions and arguments...more
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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