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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
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
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: 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
Watch: Nine Things You Need To Know About Your Attorney General And Other Regulators
Foley Hoag attorneys Martha Coakley and Emily Nash present a webinar for in-house counsel discussing the best practices for companies to effectively collaborate ...
United States
1 Oct 2018
How Much Does Trump Even Care About Deregulation?
On Thursday, the Trump Administration's "Suspension Rule," which delayed implementation of the Obama Waters of the United States Rule for two years was struck down.
United States
24 Aug 2018
Two AGs Notch Another Win Against The President In Emoluments Saga
The Attorneys General of Maryland and the District of Columbia again got a green light to proceed with their case alleging that the President has violated the Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.
United States
13 Aug 2018
2018 Potential Ballot Questions
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts State Legislature voted to permit a proposed constitutional amendment to appear on the November 2018 state election ballot.
United States
27 Jun 2017
How To Pop The Question: Initiatives And Referendums For The State Election Ballot
At last week's Boston Pride Week kickoff, Mayor Marty Walsh was asked about a question slated for the November 2018 ballot that would repeal the new transgender public accommodations law in Massachusetts
United States
20 Jun 2017
Five On Friday – Five Recent Developments That We've Been Watching Closely
It's Friday and time for another overview of developments in the field of business and human rights that we've been monitoring.
4 Apr 2017
Time To Start Working On 2018 Ballot Questions
It may feel like the dust has yet to settle on the 2016 Election, but the first important deadlines for the 2018 Election are just around the corner.
United States
27 Mar 2017
SJC Appears Likely To Provide Guidance On Appropriate Timing For Filing Challenges To Ballot Initiatives
The plaintiffs in each case argue that the respective petitions should be left off of the November 2016 ballot for failing to meet the requirements of Amendment Article 48 of the Massachusetts Constitution...
United States
1 Jun 2016
Mass. AG Closes Door On Advisory Opinion Concerning Legislative Exemption To Mass. Open Meetings Law
The Massachusetts Legislature passed the open meeting Law in 1975. The law requires any meeting of a "public body" to be open to the public and imposes a 48 hour advance notice period except in the case of an emergency.
United States
9 Mar 2016
U.S. Congress Finally Eliminates The Consumptive Demand Exception
On February 11, the U.S. Senate passed the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act and President Obama is expected to sign the legislation this week.
United States
22 Feb 2016
D.C. Circuit Court Re-Affirms Decision That Portions Of SEC's Conflict Minerals Rules Are Unconstitutional
On August 18, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, in likely the first majority opinion citing Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities) and George Orwell (Nineteen Eighty-Four), re-affirmed its previous ruling striking down the SEC rule mandating that public companies specifically declare their products to be "not DRC conflict free" in their SEC filings and on their websites as a violation of the First Amendment. National Association of Manufacturers, et al., v. Securitie
United States
7 Sep 2015
Statute Criminalizing Election Campaign Lies Found To Violate First Amendment And Article 16
On August 6, 2015, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) in Commonwealth v. Lucas struck down Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 56, § 42 (Section 42)...
United States
12 Aug 2015
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