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Information and Analysis on Legal Aspects of Procurement

FEATURE COMMENT: The Impact Of The National Defense Authorization Act For Fiscal Year 2014 On Federal Procurement - In 2013, two National Defense Authorization Acts were enacted. First, on January 2, President Obama…more

| International Law & Trade, Government Contracting

Latest Antitrust Developments Point to Continued Robust Enforcement

We were reminded recently that two of the most widespread and lucrative antitrust investigations in the history of the Department of Justice Antitrust Division (the “Division”) remain very active and are likely to remain as such…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts

FTC to Hold Seminar on Mobile Device Tracking

Mobile apps and consumer privacy continue to be hot issues for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). On February 19, 2014, the FTC staff will hold an open seminar on privacy and related issues raised by mobile tracking technology…more

| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer...

Capital Thinking: Cybersecurity

Data Breach Issues - Last week, three Congressional Committees – the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, and the Senate Judiciary Committee – held hearings that…more

| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

United States Challenges India's Domestic Content Requirements

NSM Limitations Pose Danger to U.S. Solar Product Exports - Today, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman announced the United States has requested World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute settlement consultations with…more

| Commercial Law & Contracts, Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law,...

Capital Thinking: Environment and Natural Resources

EPA SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT ON CLIMATE CHANGE - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a request for comment on its draft report concerning the impacts of climate change to human health. The agency is seeking input…more

| Elections & Politics, Environmental Law

Capital Thinking: Budget and Appropriations

Debt Ceiling - The suspension of the nation’s debt ceiling authorized by the FY 2014 Continuing Resolution (P.L. 113-46) will expire on Friday; however, the Department of Treasury predicts it will be able to extend the…more

| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking

Capital Thinking: International

Executive and Legislative Branch Activity - Iran - On February 6, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control introduced the Foreign Sanctions Evaders List (FSE List) to identify foreign persons sanctioned under…more

| Elections & Politics, International Law & Trade

Capital Thinking: Tax and Retirement

BAUCUS CONFIRMED AS AMBASSADOR TO CHINA - Last week, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) was confirmed by the Senate to serve as the next U.S. ambassador to China. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) will assume the…more

| Elections & Politics, Taxation

Capital Thinking: General Legislative

The Senate will convene today, Monday, February 10, at 2:00 pm. After any leader remarks, the Senate will resume consideration of S. 1963, the Military Retirement Pay Restoration bill. At 5:30 pm, there will be a roll call vote…more

| Elections & Politics

Capital Thinking: Financial Services

This Week’s Hearings: - Tuesday, February 11: The House Financial Services Committee will hold a hearing titled, “Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy.” The Honorable Janet Yellen will testify at the hearing for the…more

| Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Capital Thinking: Health Care

SGR Policy Framework Deal - Last week, the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the three committees of jurisdiction over Medicare (Senate Finance Committee, House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees) announced…more

| Elections & Politics, Health

Freedom of Speech on the Internet: The Power of Section 230 of the...

Experienced First Amendment lawyers know that websites hosting user-created content are extremely difficult to sue for defamation. This is due to Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996, codified at 47 U.S.C. § 230…more

| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law,...

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