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  • June 02, 2020

    DHS Can Exempt Immigration Programs From Enviro Review

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security can exclude certain immigration policies from review over environmental harm after a California federal judge ruled that the exemption doesn't lead to higher immigration numbers, let alone population-driven ecological degradation.

  • June 02, 2020

    3 Takeaways From The EPA's New Water Permit Rule

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week ended years of deference to state and tribal governments to enforce Clean Water Act requirements on pipeline projects that cut through their jurisdictions, in a bid to deliver more regulatory certainty to developers, but the landmark change is far from cemented as it likely will face tough challenges in court.

  • June 02, 2020

    10th Circ. Affirms Solar Energy Tax Credit Scheme Owes $50M

    A Tenth Circuit panel affirmed a $50 million disgorgement order Tuesday for a solar energy company to return profits from promoting an abusive tax scheme that leased useless solar lenses to companies so they could claim solar energy tax write-offs.

  • June 02, 2020

    Justices Nix 11th Circ.'s 'Formalistic' View Of Arbitration Law

    The U.S. Supreme Court held Monday that nonsignatories to an international arbitration agreement may compel arbitration of disputes arising under that agreement, a decision that's being praised for bringing the U.S. in line with widely held views on arbitration law.

  • June 02, 2020

    CIT Won't Yet Exempt Cos. From Nat'l Security Steel Duties

    The U.S. Court of International Trade refused to exempt two steel nail importers from national security duties on steel imports while they challenge the levy, ruling that the tariff doesn't spell "economic life or death" for the companies.

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