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Change Is Coming! (To The Federal Rules Of Civil Procedure)
Effective December 1, important changes are coming to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, including:
United States
23 Nov 2018
State Attorneys General Declare Opposition To Congressional Attempts To Expand Federal Preemption
As Congress' emboldened majority has sought to lessen the federal government's regulatory footprint, the states have not always been quiet, as one summertime example amply shows.
United States
22 Nov 2018
Supreme Court Of California Affirms Constitutionality Of State's Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act In Connor v. First Student, Inc.
On August 20, 2018, the Supreme Court of California issued its long-awaited order in Connor v. First Student, Inc. finding the state's Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act was not unconstitutionally vague ...
United States
30 Aug 2018
Private Equity And Public-Private Partnerships: Potential Roles In Solving The U.S. Infrastructure Crisis
Against the backdrop of the White House's February 2018 release of its 53-page "Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America," the prospects for publicprivate partnerships ("P3s")...
United States
3 Aug 2018
Reports Suggest President Trump Plans To Appoint Mcintyre As FERC Chairman, Chatterjee And Powelson As FERC Commissioners
According to various reports, President Donald Trump plans to appoint Kevin McIntyre as FERC Chairman, and Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson as FERC Commissioners...
United States
24 Mar 2017
Trump Signs Another Executive Order Aimed At Deregulation
On Friday, February 24, 2017, President Trump signed another Executive Order (EO) aimed at identifying and eliminating federal regulations that burden businesses.
United States
7 Mar 2017
Troutman Sanders Strategies - NC Legislative Update
In North Carolina, all 170 legislative seats were on the ballot in November, along with all constitutional officers, members of Congress and one US Senate seat.
United States
6 Mar 2017
Scott Pruitt Confirmed As EPA Administrator
The Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to be the new EPA Administrator on a vote of 52-46.
United States
2 Mar 2017
Trump Signs Executive Order Limiting New Regulations
During the campaign, President Trump promised to remove two regulations for every new one enacted.
United States
9 Feb 2017
Facebook Challenges Constitutionality Of TCPA's Prohibition On Automated Text Messages
In a motion filed on July 1, 2016, Facebook moved to dismiss the Complaint on a number of grounds.
United States
11 Nov 2016
McCrory v. Berger: NC Supreme Court Decision Could Result In Continuing Litigation Over Validity Of Key Boards & Commissions
In McCrory v. Berger, the North Carolina Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion in this battle between the Governor and the legislative leadership as to who gets to make appointments to executive branch agencies.
United States
8 Feb 2016
DOJ Battles Facebook On Constitutionality Of TCPA
On December 11, 2015, the United States Department of Justice filed an intervenor's brief in support of the constitutionality of the "emergency calls exception" in the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA")...
United States
18 Jan 2016
Supreme Court Will Allow U.S. To Participate In Spokeo Oral Argument
On September 8, the United States Solicitor General requested leave from the U.S. Supreme Court to participate in oral argument in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, as amicus curiae.
United States
2 Nov 2015
President Obama Announces Initiatives To Accelerate Infrastructure Project Permitting
On September 22, 2015, President Obama's Administration announced concurrent actions intended to help achieve certain goals established in the Administration's 2014 comprehensive plan...
United States
6 Oct 2015
California Appeals Court Revives California's Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act
The California Appeals Court overturned a Los Angeles Superior Court decision holding that California's Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act was unconstitutionally vague...
United States
7 Sep 2015
Fourth Circuit: South Carolina's Automated Call Statute Is Unconstitutional
On August 6, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a federal district court decision invalidating South Carolina's statute banning automated calls for commercial or political purposes.
United States
25 Aug 2015
Why There Is No Case Law In China
A large part of the daily work of the courts in developed liberal democracies is to interpret and apply legislation.
5 Aug 2015
D.C. Circuit Allows Constitutional Challenge To CFPB
In a groundbreaking decision on July 24, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals held that a Texas bank could pursue its constitutional challenge against the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its Director.
United States
5 Aug 2015
U.S. Supreme Court: Notice-And-Comment Procedures Not Needed When Federal Agencies Modify Interpretive Rules
On March 9, 2015, the United States Supreme Court (the "Court") issued its ruling in Nikols v. Mortgage Bankers Association, holding that federal agencies do not need to issue notice-and-comment procedures...
United States
24 Mar 2015
EDVA Judge Rejects Constitutional Challenge To Inter Partes Review
In one of the first decisions addressing the constitutionality of the America Invents Act, Judge Gerald Bruce Lee of the EDVA has rejected a claim...
United States
10 Mar 2015
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