U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits

U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Aggregate Contribution Limits

On Tuesday morning, a divided United States Supreme Court issued its opinion in the case of McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, striking down a portion of federal campaign finance law that imposed an overall limit on the amount of money that any single donor could contribute to political candidates and/or political party committees.

White House Unveils Plan to Curb Methane Emissions

Last week, the White House announced its new plan to cut methane emissions, the tenants of which could have far reaching implications for the oil and gas industry.  Titled the “Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions,” the plan outlines a coordinated interagency response to methane reduction that targets a broad swath of industries, including waste disposal, coal mining, and agriculture.

Canadian Regulator Maintains Express Consent Requirement for Autodialed Telemarketing Calls and Revises Existing Autodialer Rules

By | Focus on Regulation | April 3, 2014
Canadian Regulator Maintains Express Consent Requirement for Autodialed Telemarketing Calls and Revises Existing Autodialer Rules

The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) did not get the relief it sought this week when the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) issued a Compliance and Enforcement Regulatory Policy decision denying the CMA’s request that telemarketers be allowed to place calls using an automatic dialing-announcing device (ADAD) without express consent, as long as there is an existing business relationship with the called party.