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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Tribunals Web Archive

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,History,Laws/Regulations

https://www.loc.gov/collections/international-tribunals-web-archive/

Stores relevant websites hosting information about the most important international tribunals created since World War II.  From the Library of Congress and the Law Library of Congress.

 

Matal v Tam

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/15-1293

Unanimous Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. government violates the 1st Amendment by refusing to register trademarks that disparage people or groups.  The case involved an Asian-American musical group that called itself “The Slants.”  The Patent and Trademark Office refused to issue a patent.  The decision has implications for the long-standing controversy over certain professional sports team names.  From the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute

 

A Financial System that Creates Economic Opportunities: Banks and Credit Unions

Categories: Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Documents/A%20Financial%20System.pdf

Describes the administration’s core principles for regulating the U.S. financial system. Responds to Presidential Executive Order 13772 to “identify laws, regulations, treaties, … and other government policies that inhibit federal regulation of the U.S. financial system.  From the Treasury Department

 

Treasury Releases First Report on Core Principles of Financial Regulation: Stimulating Economic Growth, Increasing Access to Capital, and Taxpayer Protection are Top Priorities

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/sm0106.aspx

Agency press release describing the first of a series of reports examining the financial regulatory system of the U.S. and executive actions that can bring about changes. From the Treasury Department

 

H.R.2884, Covfefe Act of 2017

Categories: Congress,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Telecommunications/Internet

https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2884?q=%7B%22search%22%3A%5B%22hr2884%22%5D%7D&r=1

Introduced by Mike Quigley, a Congressman from Illinois, the bill would require the preservation of a president’s social media accounts. From Congress.gov

 

Reducing Carbon Dioxide Emissions from Electric Power Facilities and Growing Virginia’s Clean Energy Economy

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Laws/Regulations,Virginia Issues

http://governor.virginia.gov/media/9155/ed-11-reducing-carbon-dioxide-emissions-from-electric-power-facilities-and-growing-virginias-clean-energy-economy.pdf

Executive directive from the Virginia governor, one of several state efforts, to mandate reductions in carbon emissions in contrast to the policy of the Trump administration. Directs state environmental officials to prepare regulations for the use of market-based mechanisms and the trading of carbon dioxide allowances with other states.  From the Office of the Governor

(climate change     environment     laws/regulations     Virginia issues)

U.S. Climate Change Regulation and Litigation: Selected Legal Issues

Categories: Climate Change,Congress,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R44807.pdf

Offers a brief history of U.S. climate change regulations, reviews litigation over GHGs, examines other litigation related to climate change issues, and assesses the implications for Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Individual Market Premium Changes: 2013-2017

Categories: Health Insurance,Laws/Regulations,Statistics

https://aspe.hhs.gov/system/files/pdf/256751/IndividualMarketPremiumChanges.pdf

Analyzes health insurance premium increases from two data series, comparing premium costs in individual market plans purchased by consumers in 2013 to exchange plans purchased in 2017 to measure changes brought about by the Affordable Care Act’s key provisions.  From the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Department of Health and Human Services

 

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