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ABA AdLaw Section Member Spotlight Series: Sally Katzen, Former OIRA Administrator, by Linda Jellum

We thought you might like to learn more about members in the ABA Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice Section, so we have restarted our Section Member Spotlight Series. Prior posts in this series can be found here, on the Section’s legacy Notice and Comment blog that merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation‘s blog in 2015. The second […]

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Administrative Conference of the United States: ACUS Appoints Senior Fellows, Senior Counsel, by Jonathan Rusch

On October 4, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) announced the appointment of 18 Senior Fellows, including six former ACUS Chairmen and 12 other individuals with substantial prior service as ACUS government or public members. The appointments include Justice Antonin Scalia (a former ACUS Chairman) and five former Chairs of the ABA Administrative […]

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Banking and Financial Services/Securities, Commodities, and Exchanges: Agency Heads Testify About Implementing Dodd-Frank, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 30, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Senior officials of the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve Board, the FDIC, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency testified about their […]

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Banking and Financial Services/Criminal Process: Treasury Department Issues Proposed Rule on Cross-Border Money Transfers, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 30, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, issued a proposed rule “that would require certain banks and money transmitters to report to FinCEN transmittal orders associated with certain cross-border electronic transmittals of funds (CBETFs).” The proposed rule also would require all banks to file […]

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Administrative Law (General): AJR Report on Lack of Watchdog Reporting on Federal Government, by Jonathan Rusch

Recently, the American Journalism Review published an online article by Jodi Enda decrying the fact that “most parts of the federal government–the very offices that write the rules and execute the decisions of Congress and the president–remain uncovered or undercovered by the mainstream media.” The article includes a highly informative interactive chart and spreadsheet detailing […]

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Administrative Conference of the United States: ACUS Appoints 40 Public Members, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 28, the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) announced its intention to appoint 40 public members. The list of public members includes numerous distinguished practitioners, law professors, and deans, including four former Chairs of the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section (Russell Frisby, Philip Harter, Ronald Levin, and Randolph May), the […]

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Judicial Review/Environmental Law: Ninth Circuit Dismisses Wilderness Society Challenge to ARA Regulations, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in Wilderness Society v. Rey, No. 06-35565, dismissed as nonjusticiable a challenge by The Wilderness Society and other environmental groups (TWS) to revised regulations by the U.S. Forest Service under the Forest Service Decisionmaking and Appeals Reform Act (“ARA”). In 2003, according to […]

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Intellectual Property/International Law: European Parliament Calls on EC to Propose EU-Wide IPR Strategy, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 22, the European Parliament, by a vote of 328 to 245, approved a report on intellectual property rights (IPR), calling on the European Commission (EC) “to propose a comprehensive strategy on IPR which will remove obstacles to creating a single market in the online environment and adapt the European legislative framework in the […]

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Constitutional Law: New Yorker Article on Justice Breyer, by Jonathan Rusch

The September 27 issue of the New Yorker featured an article by Jeffrey Toobin on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and his work on the Court. An abstract of the article noted that “as a scholar and a judge, Breyer has been most interested in the less glamorous field of administrative law, which is […]

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Antitrust and Trade Regulation/International Law: U.K. Competition Commission and OFT Issue Joint Merger Guidelines, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 16, the United Kingdom Competition Commission (CC) and the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) jointly issued Merger Assessment Guidelines. This document, which supersedes various prior OFT and CC guidelines, “explains the approach of the OFT when considering whether or not to refer a merger to the CC for further investigation and the approach […]

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Ethics: European Court of Justice Affirms Scope of Legal Professional Privilege, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 14, the European Court of Justice held, in Akzo Nobel Chemicals v. European Commission, No. C-550/O7 P, that the legal professional privilege did not apply to e-mail communications between a corporate oficer and a corporate in-house lawyer. The decision stemmed from a 2003 investigation by Commission oficials into alleged anticompetitive practices involving two […]

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Securities/Commodities: FT Special Report on Commodities, by Jonathan Rusch

For those interested in commodities issues, the Financial Times has put out a special report on the subject with a variety of articles and analyses. This post was originally published on the legacy ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Notice and Comment blog, which merged with the Yale Journal on Regulation Notice and […]

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Antitrust/International Law: Canadian Competition Bureau Plans Consultations on Revising Merger Enforcement Guidelines, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 7, the Canadian Competition Bureau announced that “it will hold a series of roundtables to explore the merits of revising the Merger Enforcement Guidelines.” Those Guidelines, which were issued in 2004, set out the framework that the Competition Bureau uses to evaluate the potential competitive effects of mergers. The announcement also stated that […]

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Environment/Energy: BP Issues Internal Investigations Report on Deepwater Horizon Accident, by Jonathan Rusch

On September 8, BP issued its internal investigations report into the accident on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico on 20 April 20. In brief, BP stated that “[t]he investigation found that no single factor caused the Macondo well tragedy. Rather, a sequence of failures involving a number of different parties led […]