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Congress Returns From August Recess

Congress returns this week from a five week district work period for approximately ten legislative days before departing Washington again in late September to campaign for the November midterm elections. Although the...more

NIST Publishes Draft Cybersecurity Framework For Critical Infrastructure Industries

On October 23, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released a long-anticipated draft of its Cybersecurity Framework. The Framework, as NIST explains, is “not a risk management process itself,” but...more

Fiscal Fights in Congress Threaten to Ground Newsroom Plans for Drones

Commercial drones for news gathering may be grounded from takeoff, at least for a while, by fiscal dogfights and privacy concerns playing out this month in the U.S. Congress....more

Capital Thinking Update - June 11, 2012

General Legislative The House is not scheduled to be in session next week. The Senate will convene at 2:00 p.m. on Monday to resume consideration of the motion to proceed to S.3240, the Farm bill, post-cloture. ...more

Transportation, Distribution & Logistics Alert: Distraction By Curtis N. Stambaugh

Distracted driving has become a catch-phrase to summarize the many things that take our concentration away from the task at hand when we are behind the wheel of a vehicle. It has also become a hot topic in transportation law,...more

Tennessee Governor Signs Bill Banning Driving While Texting

On July 1, 2009, a law went into effect that Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen signed on May 13, 2009, banning "Driving While Texting" (DWT). The law makes it a misdemeanor punishable by a $50 fine for someone to drive while...more

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