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HTMLPresident Signs Executive Order Banning LGBT Discrimination by the Federal Contractors and Government
Jonathan T. Hyman; Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014
Yesterday, President Obama amended two prior Executive Orders, adding new protections against sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination. Executive Order 11246, which extends anti-discrimination obligations to federal contractors, now also includes prohibitions against sexual orientation...

 

HTMLUS Government Agencies Expand Ukraine-Related Sanctions
Suzan Min Lehmann; Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
On Wednesday, July 16, 2014, President Obama announced new economic sanctions that restrict access by targeted companies in Russia’s financial and energy sectors to US capital markets. These sanctions are being implemented by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset...

 

HTMLCPSC Nominees Kaye, Mohorovic, and Adler Sent to Senate Floor for Confirmation Vote
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014
Today the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee approved three pending nominations for the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The Committee approved Elliot Kaye as Chairman and Joe Mohorovic and Bob Adler as Commissioners to the CPSC. Although the Committee approved his...

 

HTMLHouse Appropriations Amendments Would Halt CPSC’s Voluntary Recalls Rule; Fund Testing Relief
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The House of Representatives is currently considering H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015, which provides funding to many different parts of the federal government for the next fiscal year. This includes the CPSC, which would be funded $118 million...

 

HTMLThe Supreme Court Limits the President's Recess Appointment Power
John F. Cooney; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 11, 2014
In January 2012, President Obama made recess appointments of the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and two members of the National Labor Relations Board during a three day period when the Senate was in pro forma session. The Senate later confirmed Director Cordray to his...

 

HTMLNew York's Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 Changes the Governance of Private Colleges, Universities and Schools
Pamela A. Madeiros, Stephen A. Mendelsohn, Laura S. Norman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Effective July 1, 2014, New York’s Non-Profit Revitalization Act, (the Act) fundamentally changes the governance of non-profit private colleges, universities and schools and other charitable organizations. New York, which labored under cumbersome and antiquated regulatory statutes, has...

 

HTMLHigh Court Rules Autopsy Reports Exempt from the SC Freedom of Information Act
Bob Coble; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 16, 2014
The Court ruled that an autopsy report is exempt from the Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA") disclosure requirements. This is the second opinion in the last month by the Court that restricts the reach of the FOIA.

 

HTMLNew Government-Industry Working Group on Wind Energy Development in Québec
Louis-Nicolas Boulanger, Mathieu Bernier Trudeau; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014
Québec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Pierre Arcand announced yesterday the creation of a Government-industry working group destined to assess the development of the provincial wind power industry.

 

HTMLPolice Order to Stay Put While Conducting Background Check Is a Seizure under Fourth Amendment
Tamara Bogosian, Paul A. Cappitelli, G. Ross Trindle; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Overview: The Ninth Circuit recently held that, when a police officer orders a suspect to “stay put,” that command constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and can implicate municipal liability under Monell.

 

HTMLExecutive Order Extends Workplace Anti-Discrimination Protections to LGBT Workers of Federal Contractors
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014
Though it took longer than expected, President Barack Obama has signed an Executive Order extending protections against workplace discrimination to members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (“LGBT”) community. Signed July 21, 2014, the Executive Order prohibits...

 


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