At its public meeting today, the FEC approved two advisory opinions, one of which allows Rep. Paul Ryan’s campaign committee and leadership PAC to promote the Congressman’s upcoming book.
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.
An FEC enforcement action recently made public may be of interest to organizations that use members’ dues for political activities.
Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Review D.C. Circuit Decision Hampering Amtrak’s On-Time Performance
On June 23rd, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the government’s Writ of Certiorari to review the decision of the D.C. Circuit that many believe may be hampering Amtrak’s leverage with freight railroads and its on-time performance.
At issue in Advisory Opinion Request 2014-06 is whether Representative Paul Ryan’s leadership PAC, Prosperity Action, may promote the sale of his upcoming book on the Internet beyond de minimis levels. Representative Ryan intends to receive royalties from the book.
The Los Angeles Times reports that with the assistance of federal and state agencies, the Yurok Tribe in California is taking the offensive in a battle to drive renegade marijuana growers off the Tribe’s native lands.
On July 15, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) announced a new Draft Guidance, Informed Consent Information Sheet: Guidance for IRBs, Clinical Investigators, and Sponsors.
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.
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.
Subject to Change: Department of Education Issues Latest Guidance On Legislation Around Campus Assaults On Women
On July 14, 2014, the United States Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague” letter reiterating its prior guidance to institutions for complying their Clery Act obligations under Campus SaVE Act provisions of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (“VAWA”).