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  • August 17, 2018

    TV 'White Spaces' Program Lacks Oversight, NAB Says

    The so-called TV white spaces program that repurposes unused broadcast spectrum gaps is fraught with errors and is egregiously unsupervised, the National Association of Broadcasters has told the Federal Communications Commission.

  • August 17, 2018

    Trump Call For SEC To Study Reporting Rules Sparks Debate

    President Donald Trump on Friday called on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to study ending quarterly reporting requirements for public companies and switch to a six-month system in order to cut costs and spur growth, a major policy shift that experts say would likely be embraced by many businesses but resisted by investors.

  • August 17, 2018

    9th Circ Tells FWS To Revisit Fish ESA Listing Decision

    The Ninth Circuit on Friday overturned a lower court and said there were problems with the population analysis and other components of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision not to list the arctic grayling — a fish with a body similar to a trout — under the Endangered Species Act.

  • August 17, 2018

    Nationwide Ban OK For Trump Birth Control Rules, States Say

    Five states challenging Trump administration rules exempting employers from providing health care coverage for birth control due to moral or religious objections said the Ninth Circuit could uphold a nationwide injunction on the policy, arguing a recent ruling ending a national bar on the president's sanctuary city policy didn't mean all broad injunctions must be scrapped.

  • August 17, 2018

    CashCall Ruling Creates Legal Uncertainty For Calif. Lenders

    The California Supreme Court’s recent ruling that it’s possible for the interest rate on a consumer loan of more than a certain dollar amount in the state to be declared "unconscionable" could wind up being a headache for nonbank lenders operating under California law, attorneys told Law360.

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