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US government freezes assets of Libyan government, including Muammar Qadhafi and members of his family
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • Libya, USA
  • February 28 2011

On February 25, 2011, citing the extreme measures taken by Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, his government and close allies to repress the rebellion in Libya and the risk that Qadhafi and allies would misappropriate Libyan state assets, President Obama issued an Executive Order that, among other things, blocks all transactions involving property or property interests of the following persons


California enacts controversial municipal bankruptcy law: Assembly Bill 506
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2012

A years-long political duel over whether California should control local government bankruptcies was resolved on October 9, 2011


Twelve-member congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction to identify $1.5 trillion in cuts, health care spending targeted
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2011

The US House of Representatives passed a debt ceiling package (Budget Control Act, House Rules Committee Amendment to S. 365) by a vote of 269 to 161 to lift the debt ceiling and avoid default


New markets: smartgrid and e-health
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2012

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MI PSC) has opened an investigation into the deployment of smart meters by electric utilities


President releases FY 2013 budget; changes proposed for federal health care programs
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2012

Yesterday, the President released a $76.4 billion budget proposal to fund federal health care programs


The effect of scandals on the economics of college sports
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2012

The issues raised in the Freeh Report about the actions of top Penn State executives in the University, Athletic Department and football program, including legendary coach Joe Paterno, with respect to Jerry Sandusky may result in NCAA sanctions, and perhaps civil and federal claims against the University


Legislative outlook
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 17 2011

Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., new Chair of the House Commerce Committee, has announced the Republican membership of all subcommittees


A primer on the Northwestern-NLRB decision and its effects
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • April 23 2014

It is unlikely that any ruling by a Regional Director of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ever sparked such nationwide commentary as


FEC seeks comments on using new technologies to make political contributions
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2013

The Federal Election Commission (Commission) is seeking comments on how it should regulate political contributions and expenditures made by new and


FEC granted new authority to impose higher automatic penalties on nonprofit organizations, super PACs, and political party committees
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • January 3 2014

On December 26, 2013, President Barack Obama signed into law a bill (H.R. 3487) that gives the Federal Election Commission (FEC) new authority to