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
Against the background of recent European Union (EU) sanctions targeting Russian airline Dobrolet, this note provides a general overview of relevant issues – especially in the context of the aircraft sector.
In This Issue:
- Energy and Climate Debate
- Department of Commerce
- Department of Energy
- Department of Interior
- Department of State
The recent introduction of H.R. 4727 in the House of Representatives marks the first step toward insulating freight brokers and third-party logistics providers (3PLs) from claims by plaintiffs who seek an alternate source for...more
Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx chaired a “virtual” town hall meeting, entitled “Moving from Uncertainty to Long-Term Transportation Investment,” on August 6, 2014. The town hall was open to the general public, as...more
Facing the imminent bankruptcy of the federal Highway Trust Fund (the “HTF”) and the specter of delays and reductions in payments from the HTF to the States, the US Congress last week passed the Highway and Transportation...more
Congress passed a bill (HR 5021) to provide a short-term funding patch for the Highway Trust Fund (“HTF”), just one day before the United States Department of Transportation was scheduled to begin slowing reimbursements to...more
Last week, Congress gave final approval to a $10.8 billion bill that will keep federal highway funds flowing to states through the busy summer construction season. While this short-term “patch” offers some relief, it is now...more
On Saturday, August 2, the North Carolina General Assembly gave final approval to the Appropriations Act of 2014. The 260-page budget bill—which is now on the Governor’s desk—contains several pages governing the use and...more
DOT PUBLISHES NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING FOR NEW RAIL SAFETY STANDARDS -
On Wednesday, July 23, the Department of Transportation (DOT) released a proposed rule designed to enhance the transportation safety of oil...more
The Highway Trust Fund is almost empty; it is running on fumes. Without congressional action before the August recess, the fund that has been essential since the 1950s to maintain the nation's transportation infrastructure...more
The Senate begins debate today on a bill to prevent the insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund. The bill, already passed by the House and supported by the White House, provides the best chance for Congress to prevent the...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
Senate to Vote on Highway funding bill -
This week, the Senate is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014, which recently passed the House by a...more
Ukraine Crisis -
Last week, the Malaysian Government negotiated and secured from the pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine the black boxes from the downed passenger airliner (MH17). The Malaysian Government also secured...more
In This Article:
- Federal Government
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Northwest Territories
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward...more
On July 17, President Barack Obama announced the launch of the Build America Investment Initiative. The initiative includes a host of measures to increase infrastructure investment and economic growth, including the formation...more
In This Issue:
- Progress Toward Comprehensive Patent Reform Stalls
- As Attention Turns to a Border Supplemental, a Twelve Bill Omnibus Seems Certain
- Highways, Taxes, and Partisanship: The Next...more
The Obama Administration informed various sources that President Obama plans to issue an executive order to develop privacy guidelines for using commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) - also referred to as drones....more
As part of his ongoing effort to urge Congress to address the nation’s critical infrastructure needs, President Obama recently announced the signing of an executive order creating the Build America Investment Initiative (the...more
On Capitol Hill, legislators are working to pass a Transportation Appropriations bill that will fund aviation programs during the 2015 fiscal year. As part of the appropriations process, members of the House and Senate are...more
President Obama has announced an initiative to encourage public-private partnerships for infrastructure development. Along with the recently touted “infrastructure bank,” Thursday’s announcement shows additional...more
President Barak Obama today announced the Build America Investment Initiative (the “Initiative”). According to the Fact Sheet released by the White House in advance of the announcement, the purpose of the Initiative is to...more
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
House to vote on HIGHWAY FUNDING BILL, other tax measures -
This week, the House is expected to vote on H.R. 5021, the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014. The bill, which was...more
Over the next two weeks as Congress prepares for its long summer recess, major decisions will be made affecting the legislative tax agenda for the rest of this session of Congress and, in the case of tax reform, for...more
In This Article:
Federal Government; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Québec/Quebec; Saskatchewan; and...more
President Obama and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx have been urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund before a projected funding depletion at the end of August. On July 1, Secretary Foxx sent letters to states...more
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