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The FDIC has consolidated a number of resources relating to the Volcker Final Rule

“The FDIC has consolidated a number of resources relating to the Final Rule – Prohibitions and Restrictions on Proprietary Trading and Certain Interests in, and Relationships With, Hedge Funds and Private Equity Funds, otherwise known as the “Volcker Rule”.  On December 10, 2013 the FDIC Board of Directors approved the Volcker Rule. This webpage will allow users to:

  • Review the Volcker Rule and the related provisions that specify the prohibitions and restrictions of FDIC supervised depository institutions
  • Browse recent news and press releases, financial institution letters, notices of proposed rulemaking, final rule, and related documents regarding the Volcker Rule.”

A Guide to the Supreme Court Argument in King v. Burwell

Kaiser Family Foundation – “On March 4, 2015, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in King v. Burwell, a case challenging the availability of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) premium subsidies in states with a Federally-run Marketplace (including states with a Federally-facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and states with a Partnership Marketplace). In addition to expandingContinue Reading

Financing of the Terrorist Organisation Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant

“FATF’s report on the financing of the Financing of the Terrorist Organisation Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) analyses how this terrorist organisation generates and uses its funding.  This knowledge is crucial in order to determine how FATF and the international community can choke off ISIL funding..  This knowledge is crucial in order toContinue Reading

Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States

Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action From 8 Health Professional Organizations and the American Bar Association – Steven E. Weinberger, MD; David B. Hoyt, MD; Hal C. Lawrence III, MD; Saul Levin, MD, MPA; Douglas E. Henley, MD; Errol R. Alden, MD; Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA; Georges C. Benjamin,Continue Reading

First in Freedom Index

John Locke Foundation Report – “Overall, North Carolina ranks 23rd in the nation and 5th among the 12 states of the Southeast. Florida holds the #1 slot on the FFI, followed by Arizona, Indiana, South Dakota, and Georgia. The least-free state is New York, which is joined in the bottom five by New Jersey, California,Continue Reading

Resistance Songs: Mobilizing the Law and Politics of Community

Alfieri, Anthony Victor, Resistance Songs: Mobilizing the Law and Politics of Community (February 24, 2015). University of Miami Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-09; Texas Law Review, Vol. 93, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2569159 “In 1925, the City of Miami built a trash incinerator in the de jure segregated Afro-Caribbean-American community of CoconutContinue Reading

Violence and harassment in European workplaces: Extent, impacts and policies

Eurofound (2015), Violence and harassment in European workplaces: Extent, impacts and policies. Dublin. “This report presents the extent of workplace violence and harassment in the EU28 and Norway. It is based on national – level surveys conducted between 2009 and 2013, as well as on results from Eurofound’s fifth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS). ItContinue Reading

The Emergence of Cybersecurity Law

Prepared for the Indiana University Maurer School of Law by Hanover Research | February 2015 “This paper examines cyberlaw as a growing field of legal practice and the roles that lawyers play in helping companies respond to cybersecurity threats. Drawing on interviews with lawyers, consultants, and academics knowledgeable in the intersection of law and cybersecurity,Continue Reading

Trusting Trust

Gordon, Deborah S., Trusting Trust (February 20, 2015). Kansas Law Review, Vol. 63, 2015; Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Research Paper No. 2015-A-01. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2567910 “What is a trustee and how should we understand her duties? The existing literature typically identifies the trustee in the role of agent,Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice

Via LLRX.com – Shaken Baby Syndrome: A Differential Diagnosis of Justice – Ken Strutin’s article is a comprehensive examination of how the concept of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) has become a battleground where medical evidence and legal presumptions clash, testing the limits of judicial wisdom. Strutin presents a collection of recent and select court decisions,Continue Reading

PSE Citation Database on Shale & Tight Gas Development

“This citation database provides bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to many of the vetted scientific papers housed in the PSE Healthy Energy Library, as well as other peer-reviewed journal articles. This database is a near exhaustive and evolving list of the peer-reviewed literature that directly pertains to shale and tight gas development. This literature is organizedContinue Reading

Analysis of the oil and gas industry’s case for fracking

The Public Accountability Initiative (PAI) Report – Frackademia in Depth: “In the wake of New York State’s decision to ban fracking, drilling proponents have criticized Governor Andrew Cuomo and his administration for basing the decision on “pseudo science” and “junk science.” When asked about the New York fracking ban at his 2015 “State of AmericanContinue Reading