Tag Archives: Initiative

Californians Split on Gas Tax Repeal Initiative

While the proposal to split California into three states won’t be on the November ballot, an equally divisive one will be. Proposition 6 cancels a 12-cent gas tax increase that went into effect November 1, 2017 (with similar increases to … Continue reading

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Update on the OCC’s Initiative for the Special Purpose National Bank Charter

Nineteen months have passed since the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency launched its initiative for fintech companies, specifically asserting the OCC’s authority under the National Bank Act to grant a “special purpose national bank charter.”  In his testimony before … Continue reading

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Supreme Court removes split-California initiative from November ballot, with possibility of a vote at a future election

Concluding that “significant questions have been raised regarding the . . . validity” of the initiative seeking to split California into three states, the Supreme Court this afternoon — ruling in Planning and Conservation League v. Padilla — ordered the initiative … Continue reading

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New Position: Postdoctoral Fellow for Project on the Belt & Road Initiative

The Singapore Management University (SMU) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow, in a position jointly sponsored by SMU’s School of Law and School of Social Sciences. This position is on an exciting new interdisciplinary research project studying the interplay between infrastructure … Continue reading

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California Legislature Working Feverishly To Avert Privacy Ballot Initiative

We have previously reported a ballot initiative known as the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”), that is expected to be on the November ballot.  If passed, it would make sweeping changes to consumer privacy protection rights for Californians, … Continue reading

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