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The Subsidy Question in King v. Burwell – A Federalist Response to Crony Capitalism

 

 

Antonio F. Perez – On the surface, King v. Burwell appears to be a simple case about statutory interpretation. In the Affordable Care Act (widely known as Obamacare), when Congress referred to the “State,” in the provision triggering federal subsidies to insurance consumers for purchases made from federally-authorized insurance providers selling federally-authorized insurance products, should the “State” […]

 

 

Conflict Minerals Disclosure

 

 

JULIE BLACKMORE & JOE BUCCIERO – 2013 was the first year public that companies dealt with the conflict minerals rule. This year, we can review which companies chose to report, how they did so, and what the future will look like for conflict mineral disclosures. The rule is relatively self-contained, so it is an easy way to dip […]

 

 

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Conflict Minerals Disclosure

 

 

JULIE BLACKMORE & JOE BUCCIERO – 2013 was the first year public that companies dealt with the conflict minerals rule. This year, we can review which companies chose to report, how they did so, and what the future will look like for conflict mineral disclosures. The rule is relatively self-contained, so it is an easy way to dip […]

 

 

Enormous Cost of Regulating Electric Utility Engines

 

 

RANON ALTMAN–The Supreme Court is poised to rule on the issue of whether the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) improperly refused to consider costs in determining whether to regulate hazardous air pollutants (“HAP”) emitted by electric utility engines.  Electric utility engines are “fossil fuel fired combustion unit[s]” that produce electricity. If the EPA decides to regulate […]

 

 

Uber Drivers: Employees or Independent Contractors?

 

 

YANI CRESPO–Over the past few years, the idea of sharing and utilizing empty space in vehicles for profit—commonly referred to as “ride-sharing”—has rapidly taken hold in many major American cities. Ride-sharing companies, such as Uber and Lyft, promote their services as a way to better utilize the empty seats in most cars by “sharing” them […]

 

 

The Enduring Controversy Over Digital Royalties in Music

 

 

SAMUEL WINIKOFF–The debate over licensing music in the Digital Age came to the forefront of industry news last year, thrusting the industry’s arcane system into the mainstream media. Various artists, songwriters, and industry players have entered the discourse, advancing their sentiments into what has become a growing conversation over the viability of a music-licensing regime […]

 

 

Why Resist Tesla’s Direct Sales Model?

 

 

MAXWELL J. LEVINE – “Our goal when we created Tesla a decade ago was the same as it is today: to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible.” Tesla Motors’ (“Tesla”) mission statement constitutes a revolution in the global automotive industry, which generates over $2 […]

 

 

Argentina v. NML: What happens when a country is held in contempt of court?

 

 

DAVID NEWFIELD – Since Argentina began the process of restructuring its debt on January 14, 2005, many complex and difficult legal issues involving the restructuring of sovereign debt have been debated and discussed. Possibly the most famous of these debates is the contested interpretation of the pari passu clause found in most sovereign debt contracts. […]

 

 

California Farmers ‘Raisin’ a Commotion, Supreme Court Willing to Listen Again

 

 

JESSALYNN RUBIO–The federal government mandates that California raisin farmers surrender large portions of their harvest each year. Despite this requirement, California raisin farmers often receive no reimbursement or compensation. The federal government collects these shares and stores them in a national reserve. The raisins are then sold internationally, donated to charities, or destroyed. To what […]

 

 

 

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