Will Anyone Act Against Putin?

By | Global Policy Watch | July 23, 2014
Will Anyone Act Against Putin?

A myriad of investigators have descended upon Ukraine ostensibly to find out what happened to the downed Malaysian plane.  But much is already plain:  pro-Russian separatists, trained by Russia and  utilizing Russian supplied antiaircraft weapons, mistakenly believed they were aiming at a Ukraine military aircraft.

DC Circuit Orders Vacatur of IRS Obamacare Regulations Extending Tax Subsidies to Federal Exchanges

DC Circuit Orders Vacatur of IRS Obamacare Regulations Extending Tax Subsidies to Federal Exchanges

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today ordered vacated a critical Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regulation extending tax credits under Obamacare (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or PPACA) to participants in federal health care exchanges as contrary to the clear language of the statute. 

Supreme Court Bank Fraud Decision Offers Prosecutors a Second Act in Financial Crisis Prosecutions

By | Subject to Inquiry | July 22, 2014
Supreme Court Bank Fraud Decision Offers Prosecutors a Second Act in Financial Crisis Prosecutions

Amidst a string of high-profile decisions released at the end of the Supreme Court’s most recent term, one under-the-radar decision may have far-reaching effects in the white collar world. Loughrin v. United States dealt with a narrow question of statutory construction in the federal bank fraud statute 18 U.S.C. §1344.