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  • June 18, 2018

    US, Canada Ag Leaders Try To Play Nice Amid Trade Tensions

    The top agricultural officials for the U.S. and Canada did their best to patch up their nations’ trade relationship Friday, mere days after President Donald Trump publicly blasted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 summit for Ottawa’s tight restrictions on its dairy sector.

  • June 18, 2018

    Tribes Want Indian Child Welfare Act Challenge Nixed

    The Cherokee Nation and other Native American tribes on Friday asked for a quick win in a suit from various states and some foster families challenging the Indian Child Welfare Act, saying the parties bringing the suit are trying to undo decades of progress.

  • June 18, 2018

    'Millionaires' Tax' Ballot Question Nixed By Mass. Top Court

    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court on Monday issued a split decision striking the so-called millionaires' tax from the November ballot, with the majority saying the question was unconstitutional since it posed multiple, unrelated questions rolled into a single initiative.

  • June 18, 2018

    Conn. Bets On 'Kill Quill' Camp With New Amazon Tax

    A Connecticut bill signed into law last week seeks to expand the conditions under which out-of-state retailers must collect and remit Connecticut sales tax. However, if the existing physical presence requirement, established by Quill v. North Dakota, is upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Wayfair, the new reach of the Connecticut bill will almost certainly be considered unconstitutional, says Kelly O'Donnell of Pullman & Comley LLC.

  • June 18, 2018

    FTC In Full Force: What To Expect From New Leadership

    While headlines proliferate about the recent political shake-ups at the nascent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the century-old Federal Trade Commission, with less fanfare, finally has a full slate of five commissioners for the first time since 2015, say Lucy Morris and Kavitha Subramanian of Hudson Cook LLP.

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