Category Archives: Administrative law

What A Difference A Year Makes

In the two years that my term as Texas Attorney General overlapped with the Obama presidency, I sued his Administration 22 times to uphold the Constitution and the rule of law, preserve states’ rights, and stop it from bypassing Congress. The White House orchestrated these end-runs to hijack the legislative process and force ideological agendas on the nation. Six of Texas’ lawsuits reached the U.S. Supreme Court. State legal challenges against the federal government are nothing new, but Texas has enjoyed success by constructing the template for multi-state coalitions of attorneys general to sue and overturn federal policies that overstepped executive authority, such as: The U.S. Department of Labor’s illegal overtime and persuader rules, which threatened state and local governments, as well as businesses, with higher operating costs; The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Regional Haze rule, which would have cost the states $2 billion and….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cuáles son tus derechos laborales durante el embarazo y lactancia

El embarazo debe ser una de las mejores etapas en la vida de una mujer y es lamentable que en algunos empleos esta etapa se vuelva una verdadera preocupación si te encuentras laborando. Por tal motivo te diremos a qué tienes derecho durante el embarazo y lactancia, no te angusties, la ley te respalda y es prudente que conozcas  tus derechos y entrar a esta nueva experiencia de ser madre, con la tranquilidad y el respaldo que la ley te otorga. Es importante que sepas que La Ley Federal del Trabajo (LFT) es la que te respalda, en la cual se mencionan los derechos y obligaciones que tienen todos los trabajadores y patrones. Recientemente se incluyeron los derechos laborales en el caso de los hombres, con el nombre de licencia por paternidad,  en el caso de las mujeres, los derechos que debes tener y las obligaciones del patrón durante tu embarazo y lactancia, son los siguientes: *Trabajo sin riesgos Si te encuentras en….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Cooperative Procedure-Making

Robin Effron, Ousted: The New Dynamics of Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion, 98 B.U. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN. Pamela Bookman Over the past few decades, two narratives have emerged about who controls civil procedure. One describes the rise of private procedural ordering, a phenomenon that encompasses a number of different practices whereby parties dictate the procedural rules they will face in potential or ongoing dispute resolution. Arbitration clauses are the most extreme example, where parties opt out of court procedures altogether, but there has also been extensive commentary about parties’ abilities to contract for particular procedural rules or otherwise customize the procedure governing litigation. The rise of private procedural ordering, according to some accounts, is overtaking procedure dictated by existing laws, such as the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. The second narrative is about the rising prominence of the judge in….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Social Security Advisory Board Recommends Improvements to Rep Payee Programs at SSA and Across Government

Social Security Advisory Board Recommends Improvements to Rep Payee Programs at SSA and Across Government This month the Social Security Advisory Board (board) is releasing the culmination of two years’ work pertaining to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA’s) representative payee (rep payee) program. The report, Improving Social Security’s Representative Payee Program, outlines concrete steps to protect vulnerable Social Security beneficiaries and recipients. The report includes recommendations for Congress, the Office of Management and Budget and SSA to strengthen the current administrative process, create better monitoring and explore comprehensive, government-wide coordination and cross-agency reform of rep-payee processes. A link to these recommendations may be found here. To accompany the report, an interactive chart collection has been published on the board’s website. The chart collection highlights data….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Government Shutdown Causes CFTC to Reschedule TAC Meeting on Cryptocurrency

Government Shutdown Causes CFTC to Reschedule TAC Meeting on Cryptocurrency The CFTC had scheduled their Technology Advisory Committee ( TAC meeting ) on Cryptocurrency for January 23rd (Tomorrow), but today issued the following press release: CFTC Cancels TAC Meeting Scheduled for January 23 Washington, DC — Due to a lapse in appropriations that occurred at midnight […] The post Government Shutdown Causes CFTC to Reschedule TAC Meeting on Cryptocurrency appeared first on CFTC Law... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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