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USCIS Issuing Policy Guidance to Clarify that Violation of Federal Controlled Substance Law, Including Marijuana, Remains a Conditional Bar to Establishing Good Moral Character for Naturalization

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued policy guidance in the USCIS Policy Manual to clarify that violation of federal controlled substance law, including for marijuana, remains a conditional bar to establishing good moral character (GMC) for naturalization even … Continue reading

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[Ilya Somin] Federal Appellate Court Rules Against Trump Administration on Most Issues in California “Sanctuary State” Case

Flag of California.Earlier today, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the Trump Administration on nearly all the disputed issues in the California "sanctuary state" case. The ruling is an important victory for federalism in the … Continue reading

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Addressing the Constitutionality of Federal Quarantine Rules

In response to the spread of Ebola and Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome across the United States, in 2017 federal health agencies issued regulations that authorize U.S. officials to isolate people exposed to an infectious disease. But in a recent paper, … Continue reading

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Say It Again: Private Companies Are Subject to the Federal Securities Laws

It is a point I have made before but it is worth saying again – private companies are not immune from scrutiny under the federal securities laws. In a series of recent enforcement actions – most notably the SEC’s March … Continue reading

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Federal Circuit Vacates and Remands District Court’s Infringement and Willfulness Findings in Omega Patents v. CalAmp

On April 8, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a precedential decision in Omega Patents, LLC v. CalAmp Corp. that reversed and vacated a district court’s ruling that CalAmp had directly infringed certain patent claims asserted by … Continue reading

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