U.S. Department of the Interior head Ryan Zinke has resigned from the agency amid several ethics investigations, leaving a legacy of support for increased domestic energy production and greater access to federal lands for industry and hunters, along with big rollbacks of environmental and endangered species protections.
U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco on Thursday went after the “disturbing but accelerating trend” of trial courts striking down President Donald Trump's policies with nationwide injunctions while trying to preserve the military’s recent transgender ban in new filings to the U.S. Supreme Court.
A group of Democratic senators is taking the latest stab at enshrining consumer privacy protections at the federal level, proposing legislation that would establish a fiduciary duty for online companies to responsibly use and safeguard personal information, as privacy groups continue to push Congress not to displace stronger state laws with their legislative efforts.
A Crow tribe member pressed the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to throw out his state court conviction for elk hunting in Wyoming's Bighorn National Forest, arguing that Wyoming’s statehood didn’t erase the tribe’s treaty right to hunt and that a circuit court ruling to that effect has been torpedoed by the high court.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General announced Friday that it would launch an investigation into a 7-year-old girl's recent death due to dehydration and exhaustion while in U.S. Customs and Border Protection custody.
The U.S. Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service aren’t working on transfer pricing regulations that cover the pricing of guarantees in cross-border financing arrangements, a Treasury official said Friday in sharing the government’s current thinking.
The likely next chair of the House Financial Services Committee and nearly two dozen other Democrats urged the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new director on Friday to proactively supervise firms for compliance with servicemember lending rules, calling her predecessor’s reported pullback plans "nothing less than a dereliction of duty."
In a shocking decision, a Texas federal judge ruled late Friday that the entire Affordable Care Act must be invalidated because its individual mandate, a cornerstone of the landmark law, will soon become unconstitutional.
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it will require Gray Television Inc. and Raycom Media Inc. to divest broadcast television stations in nine markets as a condition of resolving its challenge to the proposed $3.65 billion merger between the media companies.
A D.C. federal court should enter an order temporarily barring the federal government from implementing President Donald Trump’s bid to strip asylum eligibility from migrants who cross the southern border outside a designated port of entry, seven Democratic U.S. senators said Thursday.
The American Cable Association is urging the Federal Communications Commission to take a conservative approach in its plans to clear the C-band, saying that if not handled carefully, companies already using the band could be harmed.
The U.S. Department of Justice urged a D.C. federal judge Friday not to keep CVS and Aetna apart while reviewing a proposed merger settlement the judge had blasted as having been pushed through without adequate judicial scrutiny, arguing that a delay is unnecessary and beyond the court’s authority.
2018 was an action-packed year for telecom-related litigation that included a closely watched appeal of the government's rollback of net neutrality, fallout over the failed Sinclair-Tribune megamerger and a contentious trial over AT&T’s bid to acquire Time Warner. Here, Law360 reviews those and other high-profile cases from the past 12 months and outlines what they mean for the telecom industry’s legal landscape.
A Pennsylvania federal judge has given the state the go-ahead to seek a second injunction against Trump administration rules that weaken the Affordable Care Act’s birth control mandate, lifting a stay in the case Friday.
The World Trade Organization's Appellate Body on Friday signed off on a set of revised "dolphin-safe" labeling criteria for tuna sold in the U.S., ending a decadelong dispute with Mexico over whether the United States' labeling conditions are discriminatory and out of line with several global trade agreements.
The U.S. International Trade Commission has launched an investigation into foreign imports of car emissions control systems, following accusations from chemical company Ingevity Corp. that MAHLE Filter Systems North America Inc. and several foreign producers ship filter systems products into the U.S. that rip off Ingevity’s intellectual property.
A split Ninth Circuit panel has narrowed a lower court’s nationwide ban on Trump administration rules exempting employers with moral or religious objections from providing birth control coverage otherwise required by the Affordable Care Act, but agreed that the states’ Administrative Procedure Act claims were likely to succeed.
By selling more than 200,000 electric vehicles during the third quarter of 2018, Tesla Inc. reached the threshold triggering a phaseout of the $7,500 tax credit available to consumers, the Internal Revenue Service announced Friday.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed bills that clarify the boundary of the Gila River Indian Community, transfer land to the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and amend the 1947 Stigler Act to remove a blood quantum requirement for heirs to allotted lands of the so-called Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma.
A $600 million loan and grant program tucked into the $867 billion farm bill that passed Wednesday will dedicate much-needed resources to rural broadband infrastructure, National Telecommunications and Information Administration head David Redl said Thursday.
While gridlock may prevail between the Democratic House and GOP Senate in Washington next year, it will be another story at the state level. For the first time since 1914, a single political party will control both chambers of every legislature except one, says Lou Cannon of State Net Capitol Journal.
To further carbon pricing, and to facilitate the transition to a green global economy, members of the World Trade Organization should permit "climate waivers" by which countries can restrict trade based on the amount of greenhouse gases used or emitted in the making of a product, says James Bacchus of the Centre for International Governance Innovation.
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation became enforceable on May 25, 2018, bringing in a flurry of privacy notice updates, the shutdown of certain EU-facing websites and advertising activities, and a good amount of heartburn for companies within its territorial scope, says Jessica Lee of Loeb & Loeb LLP.
If the Trump administration's proposal to dramatically reduce the number of U.S. waterways subject to Clean Water Act jurisdiction ultimately carries the day it will have a host of cascading consequences, say Christopher Thomas and Andrea Driggs of Perkins Coie LLP.
He was White House counsel to two presidents. When Reagan was shot, he explained the chain of command to a four-star general. And until a few years ago, many people still thought he was Deep Throat during the Watergate scandal. Fred Fielding of Morgan Lewis & Bockius may be the quintessential Washington insider. White and Williams attorney Randy Maniloff learned more.
The eighth hearing in the Federal Trade Commission’s series on competition in the 21st century addressed concerns that stock holdings by institutional investors of noncontrolling interests in competing portfolio companies may have anti-competitive effects. Barry Reingold of Perkins Coie LLP offers some key takeaways.
The recent release of the U.S. Transportation Security Administration's cybersecurity road map is the culmination several years of discussion to determine which U.S. government agency should be responsible for regulating and managing cybersecurity risks in the aviation industry, says Norma Krayem of Holland & Knight LLP.
Producers and distributors of food products in the U.K. will be pleased to know that, should there be a no-deal Brexit, they may not need to change food labels and packaging from day one, as the government is proposing grace periods for some required labeling changes, says Ravi Randhawa of Gowling WLG.
Florida Amendment 6, passed this November, ends the state’s long-standing doctrine of judicial deference to agency interpretation of the law, which has figured prominently in the development of Florida tax law, say attorneys from Dean Mead Egerton Bloodworth Capouano & Bozarth PA.
Despite strides toward eliminating workplace pregnancy discrimination in recent decades, protections are still not sufficiently established in our business culture or legal structure, says Craig Barkacs of University of San Diego School of Business.