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Opinion – Yes, Bill Barr’s Memo Really is Wrong About Obstruction of Justice

Lawfare, By Daniel J. Hemel, Eric A. Posner: “In a New York Times op-ed last Friday, we wrote that William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush and has been nominated by President Trump for that … Continue reading

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Reps. Davidson and Soto would redefine ‘security,’ clarify use of Howey test and tax treatment in new blockchain bill

By Mark S. Nelson, J.D. A bill introduced by Reps. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio) and Darren Soto (D-Fla) would attempt to add clarity to the securities and tax treatment of digital tokens. Under the Token Taxonomy Act (H.R. 7356), a “digital … Continue reading

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New Farm Bill Cracks Open Door to Processing for Legalized Hemp and CBD Oil

Signed into law on December 20, 2018, the 2018 Farm Bill may present a tremendous opportunity for banks and payments companies to provide banking, processing, and other services to the hemp industry. We expect a variety of companies to move … Continue reading

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Farm Bill Creates Legal Framework for Hemp, But Challenges Remain

By Kurt R. Karst — In a rare display of bipartisanship in Washington, Congress has passed, and the President has signed, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018.  The agricultural legislation is far-ranging, but its most significant aspect from a controlled substance … Continue reading

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Canada: Further Trademark Amendments are Here – Bill C-86 is Given Royal Assent

Canada’s core IP statutes have been amended by Bill C-86, which received Royal Assent as the Budget Implementation Act, 2018, No. 2, SC 2018, c 27 on December 14, 2018. The final version of the legislation includes amendments to the … Continue reading

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