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As A Public Charge Rule Is Finalized by DHS, Concern Over Upcoming DOJ Rule Grows
Last Fall, we wrote about a proposed regulation issued by the Department of Homeland Security that involved one of our favorite topics: the intersection of immigration and health care law.
United States
21 Aug 2019
Trump Administration's Proposed Prosecution Of Pipeline Opponents: Weighing Human Rights Obligations And Congressional Support
The Trump Administration is using the reauthorization of a pipeline safety statute as an opening to insert new provisions that would give U.S. authorities broader latitude.
United States
16 Jul 2019
Somerville, Massachusetts Second Municipality Nationwide To Ban Government Use Of Facial Recognition Technology
Local governments may not be in the headlines as much as their state and federal counterparts, but last week saw local governments getting their turn on the news.
United States
12 Jul 2019
Ballot Question Fights Looming In 2020
As a quick glance at any news outlet makes clear, the 2020 Election cycle is in full swing. While the early press coverage is already focusing on the large field of aspiring presidential nominees
United States
12 Jul 2019
Dispatches From Carbon (Fantasy) Land
Greenwire reported today that the White House blocked testimony by Dr. Rod Schoonover of the State Department to the House Intelligence Committee on "The National Security Implications of Climate Change."
United States
18 Jun 2019
Pioneering Dutch Law Raises Global Standards For Eliminating Child Labor In Supply Chains – Understanding The Dimensions Of Compliance
The Dutch Senate recently adopted the Child Labour DDA, a new measure with far reaching implications for the sourcing, manufacturing, and consumption of products that contain inputs from the bodies of child laborers.
11 Jun 2019
Governor Baker Shows Support For Offshore Wind Industry
The Governor applauded such efforts as a key step in the development of this new market.
United States
18 Mar 2019
Cultural And Intellectual Property Appropriation: Disputes Over Culturally-Inspired Fashions
If you haven't heard already, New York Fashion Week is here! As usual, a lineup of awe-inspiring shows is expected to roll out over the next several days
United States
14 Feb 2019
Modernizing The Modern Slavery Act: Parliamentary Review Commission Issues Second Report On 2015 UK Law
On January 22, an independent commission of three parliamentarians established to review the UK's Modern Slavery Act released the second of four installments ...
31 Jan 2019
New Attorney General Spotlight: Nevada AG Aaron Ford
Aaron Ford will bring a wide array of legal and political experiences, as well as consumer protection zeal, to the Nevada Attorney General's Office in his coming four year term.
United States
28 Jan 2019
Public Offerings May Continue, Despite SEC Shutdown
The SEC's Division of Corporation Finance has posted helpful FAQs about the impact of the government shutdown on registration statements for public offerings
United States
21 Jan 2019
Under The Sea: Sneaky Trademark Filings For Cautious Companies
The general rule of thumb for trademarks in the U.S. – and everywhere else, for that matter – is "the earlier, the better."
United States
14 Jan 2019
WARN Act Damages Not Subject To Massachusetts Wage Act
Corporate insolvencies and near insolvencies regularly generate significant claims and litigation initiated by creditors seeking payment ...
United States
14 Jan 2019
Companies Issue Statement Supporting Civic Freedoms And The Rule Of Law
Following the publication of a landmark report this September that makes the case for businesses to secure "the shared space" ...
United States
9 Jan 2019
The Federal Trade Commission Is Closed For The Shutdown
As the partial federal government shutdown continues, visitors to the FTC's web site will see a banner at the top of the main page reading, "The FTC Is Closed Due to the Lapse in Government Funding," and directing the reader to a page with details about the closure.
United States
9 Jan 2019
New Attorney General Spotlight: Colorado AG-Elect Phil Weiser
Democratic AG-elect Phil Weiser will bring a strong academic and policy background to the Colorado AG's office in 2019,
United States
3 Jan 2019
Australia Enacts Modern Slavery Law
On November 29, Australia became only the second country in the world to enact legislation to fight modern slavery when the country's Parliament passed the Modern Slavery Act.
13 Dec 2018
UDHR At 70: Taking Stock Of Human Rights Today
As we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights today, some might say that we have little to celebrate.
United States
13 Dec 2018
New Attorney General Spotlight: Wisconsin AG-Elect Josh Kaul
Wisconsin's new Attorney General, Democrat Josh Kaul, won a narrow victory over the incumbent Republican, Brad Schimel, by about 20,000 votes.
United States
12 Dec 2018
Two Strikes Against The Administration's WOTUS Suspension Rule
In August, a judge in South Carolina issued a nationwide injunction against the "Suspension Rule," which delayed the effective date of the 2015 Waters of the United States rule. Now, a judge in Oregon has gone even further.
United States
3 Dec 2018
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