Senate, White House Reach Deal to Avert “Nuclear Option” On Obama Appointees – Kyle Gilster

By | LXBN | July 16, 2013
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President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau have been a source of conflict since the very day he made them. But now, months later, it appears we’re nearing some form of resolution. Reports indicate the White House and Senate have struck a deal to avert what Senate Republicans have called the “nuclear option” for avoiding a vote on Obama’s appointees to the NLRB, CFPB and other positions. Joining me to explain the deal and its impact is Kyle Gilster, Partner with Husch Blackwell in Washington, DC. 

Law of Airport Transit Zones – The Legal Fiction of Ed Snowden’s Legal Status in Russia

By | From the Sidebar | July 16, 2013
Law of Airport Transit Zones – The Legal Fiction of Ed Snowden’s Legal Status in Russia

The fugitive NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s widely publicized detention in the transit zone of Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport may well bring to mind Tom Hanks’ 2004 film The Terminal, about a man who finds himself trapped at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport after his passport is rendered invalid by the start of a revolution in Krakozhia, his fictionalized home country. 

Why Pay for the Cow…

By | IP Litigation Blog | July 16, 2013
Why Pay for the Cow…

This interesting article in the New York Times regarding a so-called patent troll, raises the obvious question:  If the patents are no good and the claims of infringement frivolous, how is it that is somehow takes millions of dollars in legal fees to demonstrate that to a judge?