The Wisconsin Right to Life’s State Political Action Committee is an independent political committee that does not make contributions to candidates nor does it coordinate with any candidate or party. Wisconsin law places a $10,000 cap on an individual’ s political contributions, whether they be to candidates, parties, or independent political committees.
Conn. Supreme Court: Alleged Knowing and Deliberate Discovery Misconduct Not Enough to Warrant New Trial
It’s so rare nowadays that the Connecticut Supreme Court rules on discrimination cases that, when I first took a look at its new decision in Duart v. Department of Corrections (download here) — officially released next week — I got excited. After all, the case is based on a claims of gender, race and sexual orientation discrimination. Even the CHRO submitted an amicus brief in support of the decision.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court released its opinion in Golan v. Holder, upholding as constitutional Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act. The provision restored copyright protections to certain works that had been in the public domain in the U.S. but were protected elsewhere.
Late last Friday, I received a tweet from one of my 9,000 friends on Twitter informing me that a cruise ship had run aground off the coast of Italy. Not much was known about what happened. No one in the media was initially reporting on the incident. I stayed up all Friday night and Saturday morning watching the increasingly frantic twitter feed about the emerging circumstances surrounding the grounding of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.
The Wall Street Journal reported today that FINRA has fined Citigroup a whopping $725,000 for failures to disclose investment-banking relationships. That’s it? $725,000? We’ve seen slaps on the wrists before (click here and here) but this is hardly a slap (as a slap connotes some level of force).
Yesterday, many of the largest and most influential websites on the Internet exercised their power in our attention economy by either going entirely dark (like Wikipedia and reddit) or by prominently displaying calls to action that recommended users contact their representatives and senators about the Stop Online Piracy Act (“SOPA”) in the House and the Protect IP Act (“PIPA”) in the Senate.
As expected, members of the House of Representatives opposed to the President’s recent recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board have voiced their disapproval legislatively. On January 10, 2012, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) introduced a resolution formally condemning Obama’s controversial decision to make recess appointments while the Senate was holding periodic pro forma sessions.