Tag Archives: Discretion

Kelly Barnett Used Discretion in the Accounts of Five Customers

According to a recent Letter of Acceptance, Waiver and Consent (AWC) with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), MSI Financial Services broker Kelly Barnett allegedly used discretion in the accounts of five customers without written authorization or acceptance of the … Continue reading

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Is a Gangsta A Gangster?: Does the Judges’ Discretion put Contestants in Jeopardy?

We’re starting off the year packing heat.  On New Year’s Day, the Jeopardy judges exercised their discretion to bump off a contestant who thought he was in the pink. Answer (it’s Jeopardy): “A song by Coolio from ‘Dangerous Minds’ goes … Continue reading

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Beres: Agency discretion to undo a statutory scheme

In Beres, the case turns on a dispute between the Department and the Commission over whose interpretation of the absenteeism disqualification is most reasonable. In its quest to get its interpretation adopted, the Department is willing to subject all agency … Continue reading

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The Failure to Exercise a Power of Discretion

The Court may be asked to intervene if a trustee does not give proper consideration to the exercise of a discretion for the benefit of any of the beneficiaries. Donovan Waters suggests that the non-exercise of discretion may amount to … Continue reading

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Understanding Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Law

"The Immigration Policy Center of the American Immigration Council has produced the following brief introduction to the concept of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law." Updated June 29, 2011. Read more detail on Recent Immigration Law Posts –

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