Published: April 11, 2019

The press has chronicled how some states, particularly in the Northeast, have used a provision in the Clean Water Act to deny federally-approved interstate natural gas pipelines.

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Published: October 15, 2018

​Physicians, athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals who travel to another state with an athletic team to provide medical care for that team will now have the benefit of being able to provide medical services for members of the team within the scope of the license in their "home" state and also have the protection of the professional liability insurance policy as if the services were provided in their "home" state.

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Published: January 22, 2018

At midnight Saturday, January 20, the United States federal government shut down when the deadline for Congress to pass appropriations legislation expired. Although the House of Representatives had previously passed a stopgap bill providing government funding through February 16, the Senate failed to reach a compromise, largely due to disputes over immigration issues.

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Published: January 4, 2018

Earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum to all U.S. Attorneys in which he rescinded, effective immediately, several previous U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) guidance documents* related to marijuana enforcement. The most notable of these now-rescinded memoranda is the 2013 Cole Memorandum (Cole Memo).

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Published: September 27, 2017

Updated Wednesday, September 27, 2017 

After a closed-door meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Senate Republicans decided against holding a vote on their most recent effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”): the Graham-Cassidy bill. The decision comes after three Republican senators announced their opposition to the bill.  
 
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Published: August 29, 2017

During a campaign-style rally in Arizona last week, President Trump repeated his call for more products to be “Made in the USA.”  Not surprisingly, the President did not address the standards that must be met in order for a product to bear such a claim, or the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC or the Commission) recent enforcement around the claim.
 

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Published: July 31, 2017

On July 28, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency) announced a new, comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation that will place nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the Agency’s tobacco regulatory efforts.

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Published: July 24, 2017

The July 20, 2017 White House release of the Trump Administration’s updated Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions is the first clear indication of a shift by the Department of Justice on priorities under ADA Title II and III. The Obama Administration’s Fall 2016 Agenda had included proposed rules regarding non-discrimination in the accessibility of Web information in State and Local government services (ADA Title II), as the next step in addressing web accessibility.

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