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On February 17, the Obama Administration announced a new U.S. export control policy for military and commercial Unmanned Aerial Vehicles ("UAVs"). The policy, the details of which have not been released, reportedly includes...more
A House Committee on Science, Space and Technology hearing on January 21 featured wide-ranging discussions of developing unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS,” sometimes called “unmanned aerial vehicles,” or “drones”), but no...more
In the annual ritual of last minute legislative action, the Senate has passed the renewal of nearly all of the so-called Extenders legislation by a vote of 76 to 16, which will make the tax incentives applicable to calendar...more
Just as the commercial space and satellite industry in the United States during the 1990s was hurt by export restrictions on its products, the country's commercial unmanned aerial vehicle ("UAV") industry may soon fall behind...more
The State and Commerce Departments recently issued significant new regulations under Export Control Reform affecting the export control requirement for military electronics. These will have a major impact on manufacturers of...more
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.
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
LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITY -
Syria Military Force Authorization -
A small but growing group of lawmakers are supporting the authorization of military force in Syria by arguing that a strike could keep the Assad...more
August 9, 2012 - The Federal Crimes Watch Daily
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney.
Topics Include: Federal...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 the United States of America, the public highways and roads can be used for ordinary (private) and extraordinary (special) purposes with a motor vehicle.
One who is using the public highways and roads with a...more
This is a comment in reply to Capt.1 Raul (“Pete”) Pedrozo’s article “Is It Time for the United States to Join the Law of the Sea Convention?” published in the Journal of Maritime Law and...more
The dismissal of piracy charges against six Somalis has sparked
outrage in some circles,but the judge was simply
following the law....more
Heavy-handed security measures by US Coast Guard boarding officers
are unfair and have not improved safety or security....more
Two city bus drivers who were sent to war in Iraq and Afghanistan are getting pink slips instead of
Sgts. Alvin Taylor and Anddy (Angel) Moreno, bus drivers called up to serve overseas, are set to
State of Alabama Municipal Court Speeding ticket dismissed. Alabama Military Code forbids ticketing and/or arrest of state militia while performing their duties.
A similar law exists for state legislators....more
While the law of nations and the Law of the Sea are in accord regarding the unacceptability of allowing slave trafficking on the high seas, the questions remain: who is capable of enforcing the law of nations and the Law of...more
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