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What Soft Drink Taxes Are Really About

Throughout history, governments always want money, lots of it. Our modern day elected officials are no exception. They toil relentlessly to help make your life better. That’s expensive. When they run out of money, the easiest…more

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Federal Forests Must Be Managed, Not Abandoned

By Rep. Sal Esquivel Today the kinds of opportunities that were afforded to me and members of my generation no longer exist for our young people. There is any number of reasons for that. But in Southwest Oregon it is due…more

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SEC Regulatory Turf Threatened, Commissioner Says

U.S. banking regulators are encroaching on responsibilities long held by the Securities and Exchange Commission for enforcing federal securities law and regulating capital markets, an SEC commissioner said Monday. SEC…more

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Federal Lawmakers Urge FDA to Require GMO Labeling

WASHINGTON, March 14 (LID) – A bipartisan group of 55 members of Congress this week urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) foods. The 45 House members and 10…more

| Agriculture, Consumer Protection, Health
State of Louisiana v. John Colvin

Louisiana Supreme Court Upholds 60-Year Post-Katrina Fraud Sentence

NEW ORLEANS, La., March 14 (LID) – The Louisiana Supreme Court on Tuesday reinstated a 60-year prison sentence for a former Alabama state legislator convicted of bilking New Orleanians after Hurricane Katrina. The article is…more

| Consumer Protection, Criminal Law

FDA Mulls Possible Restrictions on Bisphenol-A

WASHINGTON, March 10 (LID) – Federal regulators will decide this month whether to ban use of the synthetic chemical bisphenol-A (BPA) in all food packaging, officials said. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is…more

| Health, Toxic Torts

NLRB Employee-Rights Posting Rule to Take Effect April 30

WASHINGTON, March 9 (LID) – Most U.S. private-sector employers, beginning April 30, will be required by federal regulation to prominently display posters informing workers of their rights to form a union and engage in collective…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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Texas Supreme Court Sides with Landowners in Landmark Water Case

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24 (LID) – Texas landowners could be entitled to compensation if regulatory barriers limit access to their land’s underground water supplies, the state Supreme Court unanimously ruled Friday. The high court…more

| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Industry Groups Rally for Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (LID) – U.S. business and manufacturing groups are calling on Congress to reauthorize Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) long-before its charter expires in the spring. The Ex-Im Bank was…more

| International Law & Trade

Former Congresswoman Molinari to Lead Google’s Lobbying Efforts

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (LID) – Former U.S. Rep. Susan Molinari (R-NY) will lead Google’s policy team for the Americas, the company announced. She succeeds Alan Davidson, who had been at Google’s Washington office since its opening…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law,...

Environmentalist Group NRDC Seeks Ban of 2,4-D Herbicide

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 (LID) – The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) on Thursday filed a lawsuit to compel the federal government to ban the chemical 2,4-D, an Agent Orange ingredient common in weed killers. The NRDC…more

| Agriculture, Environmental Law

Center for Class Action Fairness Objects to Apple Adapter Settlement

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (LID) – The Center for Class Action Fairness has filed an objection to the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Apple Inc. over older models of its MagSafe power adapter. The 60-watt and…more

| Business Torts, Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Republican-backed Bill Would Overhaul Lacey Act

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (LID) – A group of Senate Republicans say they are taking aim at the “broad overcriminalization” of a federal law that makes it a crime to import into the United States illegally obtained plants or…more

| Environmental Law, International Law & Trade

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