Tag Archives: Reform

Is federal marijuana reform certain if Democrats win back the House this fall?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Politico article fully headlined "Legal Marijuana’s Big Moment: Despite hostility from the Trump administration, signs indicate federal decriminalization is only a flipped House away." Here are snippets … Continue reading

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"Leveraging Marijuana Reform to Enhance Expungement Practices"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper I have written for a forthcoming issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter which is now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: States reforming marijuana laws should be … Continue reading

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CLE on Advising Family Business Owners After Tax Reform: Strategic Opportunities Estate Planners Need To Know

The American Law Institute is holding a conference entitled, Advising Family Business Owners After Tax Reform: Strategic Opportunities Estate Planners Need To Know, which will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 via telephone seminar and audio webcast. Provided below… … Continue reading

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Regulatory reform signals potential spike in M&A activity involving US financial institutions

On March 14, 2018, the US Senate voted (67-31) to advance S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the Bill). The Bill, which will only become law with approval from the House and Congress, marks an unprecedented, bipartisan compromise … Continue reading

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Fifth Circuit Vacates DOL Fiduciary Rule While SEC Pushes Forward with Goal of Fiduciary Duty Reform

On March 15, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit elected, in a 2-1 decision, to vacate the Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Fiduciary Rule.  In doing so, the Fifth Circuit overturned the Fiduciary Rule in its … Continue reading

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