Quick Thoughts On Obama’s Climate Change Action Plan

During a speech at Georgetown University on June 25, 2013, President Obama unveiled his climate change action plan.  Not suprisingly, the plan seeks to increase reliance on renewable energy and decrease consumption of fossil fuels. It further directs USEPA to finalize the much anticipated regulation of energy generating units (EGUs) before the end of the President’s term.

Dallas Federal Reserve President to Congress: Dodd-Frank Makes “Too Big to Fail” Worse, Not Better

Appearing before the House Financial Services Committee on June 26, 2013, Richard W. Fisher, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, invoked none other than Patrick Henry in support of his plea that Congress overhaul the Dodd-Frank Act [“DFA”] (which Fisher damned with the faint praise of being “well-intentioned”) in order to correct the systemic threat posed by financial institutions that remain too big to fail.

DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional – Same Sex Couples Can Now Apply for Immigration Benefits

By | NJ Family Legal Blog | June 28, 2013
DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional – Same Sex Couples Can Now Apply for Immigration Benefits

As you have probably already heard, on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 the Supreme Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”) is unconstitutional, which means that same-sex couples who are legally married in any jurisdiction that permits same-sex marriage can now apply for marriage-based immigration benefits.

EU Asserts Jurisdiction Over Google’s Servers

EU Asserts Jurisdiction Over Google’s Servers

Internet jurisdiction may have taken an interesting turn now that the EU asserted that servers outside the EU are subject to EU law. On June 25, 2013 Niilo Jaaskinen, the independent Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, issued an Opinion that the EU Data Protective Directive applies to search engines that contain data about EU citizens.

U.S. Senate Passes Landmark Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation

On June 27, 2013, the U.S. Senate approved S.744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Modernization Act,” in a historic 68-to-32 vote that will now send the comprehensive reform bill to the U.S. House of Representatives, where it is expected to face significant opposition from the Republican majority.