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Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States

CRS report via FAS – The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS): “The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is comprised of nine members, two ex officio members, and other members as appointed by the President representing major departments and agencies within the federal executive branch. While the group… Continue Reading

FHFA Announces Results of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Dodd-Frank Act Stress Tests

“The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today released a report providing the results of annual stress tests Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) are required to conduct under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).  The Dodd-Frank Act requires certain financial institutions with more than $10 billion in assets to… Continue Reading

Pew – Surge in Cuban immigration to U.S. continues into 2016

Pew Factank: “The number of Cubans who have entered the U.S. has spiked dramatically since President Obama announced  a renewal of ties with the island nation in late 2014, a Pew Research Center analysis of government data has found. The U.S. has since opened an embassy in Havana, a move supported by a large majority… Continue Reading

Regulated Institutions to Submit Self-Assessments of Diversity Policies and Practices

“The federal banking agencies today provided information on how the financial institutions they regulate may begin to submit self-assessments of their diversity policies and practices as of year-end 2015, and issued Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the process. Financial institutions are strongly encouraged to disclose on their websites their diversity policies and practices, as well… Continue Reading

Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

Via FAS, CRS Report – Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments, Jody Feder, Legislative Attorney; Benjamin Collins, Analyst in Labor Policy. May 20, 2016. “According to some federal data, on average, full-time female workers earn approximately 20% less than full-time male workers. At least a portion of this gap is due to observable factors such… Continue Reading

A New Era for Expungement Law Reform? Recent Developments at the State and Federal Levels

Murray, Brian M., A New Era for Expungement Law Reform? Recent Developments at the State and Federal Levels (June 21, 2016). 10 Harvard Law and Policy Review 361. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2782940 In the past decade, due to heightened interest in criminal law reform, several states have enacted specific laws attempting to expand… Continue Reading

HHS issues funding opportunities for Info Sharing and Analysis Organization for health and public health sector

“The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) today announced two cooperative agreement funding opportunities for an Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) for the Healthcare and Public Health sector.  “Establishing robust threat information sharing infrastructure… Continue Reading

New DOJ legislation eases access for foreign governments to acquire electronic data stored by US companies

“On behalf of the Administration, I am pleased to present for the consideration of the Congress a legislative proposal that would help resolve potential conflicting legal obligations that U.S. electronic communications service providers (“service providers”) may face when required to disclose electronic data by foreign governments investigating serious crime, including terrorism. The legislative proposal is… Continue Reading

An Analysis of Ethics Articles Published between 2000-2015 in the Journal of Accountancy and the Accounting Review

Thompson, James H. and McCoy, Timothy L., An Analysis of Ethics Articles Published between 2000-2015 in the Journal of Accountancy and the Accounting Review (June 30, 2016). Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2810006 “This paper considers the impact that financial scandals, the end… Continue Reading

United States Health Care Reform – Progress to Date and Next Steps

United States Health Care Reform Progress to Date and Next Steps, Barack Obama, JD – free article via JAMA. Published online July 11, 2016. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.9797 “Importance  The Affordable Care Act is the most important health care legislation enacted in the United States since the creation of Medicare and Medicaid in 1965. The law implemented comprehensive reforms designed… Continue Reading

EFF – Senate Still Considering Giving FBI More Power to Spy on Browser History

Via EFF – “Despite strong opposition in Congress and from the grassroots, the FBI is still pushing to expand its National Security Letter (NSL) authority. The proposed amendments would allow the FBI to serve companies with NSLs and obtain a wide range of Internet records, known as Electronic Communication Transactional Records (ECTRs), including browsing history. … Continue Reading

Introduction to Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics

Robertson, Christopher T. and Cohen, I. Glenn and Lynch, Holly Fernandez, Introduction to Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics (July 6, 2016). Nudging Health: Health Law and Behavioral Economics, Forthcoming; Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 16-20. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2805664 “This introductory chapter to the edited volume “Nudging Health: Health Law… Continue Reading