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Business of Law Posted Oct 4, 2011 12:39 PM CDT By Martha Neil A former partner at two well-known Chicago-based law firms has reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice concerning alleged sham tax shelters involving distressed foreign debt. John E. Rogers will stop promoting the tax shelters to clients as part of his pact in the Chicago federal district court suit.
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The 5-to-4 decision was a vindication, the majority said, of the First Amendment’s most basic free speech principle — that the government has no business regulating political speech. The dissenters said that allowing corporate money to flood the political marketplace would corrupt democracy. The ruling represented a sharp doctrinal shift, and it will have major political and practical consequences. Specialists in campaign finance law said they expected the decision to reshape the way elections were conducted.
It’s an issue we and others  have noted again  and again  : Years after the financial crisis, there have still been no prosecutions of top executives at the major players in the financial crisis  . Why’s that? Well, according to a now-departed Justice Department official who used to be in charge of investigating such matters, the Justice Department has decided that holding top Wall Street executives criminally accountable is too difficult a task  . David Cardona, who recently left the FBI for a job at the Securities and Exchange Commission, told the Wall Street Journal that bringing financial wrongdoing to account is “better left to regulators,” who can bring civil cases. Civil cases, of course, can produce penalties from the banks -- as well as promises to be on better behavior  -- but don’t put any executives behind bars.
Brooklyn, New York - Next to Clarence Thomas , Antonin Scalia is the most conservative justice in the Supreme Court. He also loves the television show 24 . "Boy, those early seasons," he tells his biographer , "I'd be up to two o'clock, because you're at the end of one [episode], and you'd say, 'No, I've got to see the next'." Scalia is especially taken with Jack Bauer , the show's fictional hero played by Kiefer Sutherland . Bauer is a government agent at a Los Angeles counterterrorism unit who foils mass-murder plots by torturing suspects, kidnapping innocents and executing colleagues.
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96, or 48%, of the 2009 AmLaw 200 law firms are now blogging. This number is up from 39 firms, or a 149% increase, since August 2007 when LexBlog released its first State of the AmLaw Blogosphere . The number of blogs being published by these firms has grown nearly 300% in that same timeframe, from 74 to 297. In the 7 months since LexBlog released its fourth State of the AmLaw Blogosphere in June of 2009, the number of AmLaw law firms blogging has grown 20%. For large law firms looking to brand their law firm blogs, LexBlog remains the blog publishing platform of choice with 65% of the AmLaw law firm branded blogs running on the the LexBlog publishing platform. Growth highlights :
Top Stories Given all the things stacked against the global economy in 2012, it might come as a surprise that the value of corporate transactions was up in both mergers and acquisitions and capital markets work. What did this rise in work, coming after a long slumber, mean for transactional lawyers? For this year's edition of the Corporate Scorecard, The American Lawyer spoke with practitioners at a dozen firms to talk about the deal environment in 2012 and their early thoughts on 2013. Here's what they had to say.
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Home Who We Are AS-IA IEED DEMD The Division assists Tribes with the exploration, development and management of their energy and mineral resources to create sustainable economies for reservations, generate new jobs and expand entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency. On this site you will find information about Tribes who wish to develop their energy and mineral resources, the types of business opportunities available, and how to approach Tribes and conduct business on Indian lands. Our new address will be as follows: Assistant Secretary- Indian Affairs, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development Division of Energy and Mineral Development 13922 Denver West Parkway, Ste. 200 Lakewood, CO 80401-3142 Renewable Energy Opportunities
Home Who We Are AS-IA IEED Division of Energy Policy Development Who We Are... The Division of Indian Energy Policy Development oversees the development and implementation of energy and mineral development regulations in Indian country and initiates programs to enhance the capacity of tribes to take charge of developing their energy and mineral resources.
Implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began on January 1, 1994. This agreement will remove most barriers to trade and investment among the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Under the NAFTA, all non-tariff barriers to agricultural trade between the United States and Mexico were eliminated. In addition, many tariffs were eliminated immediately, with others being phased out over periods of 5 to 15 years. This allowed for an orderly adjustment to free trade with Mexico, with full implementation beginning January 1, 2008.
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982 Overview and full text Last updated 09 November 2011 The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea lays down a comprehensive regime of law and order in the world's oceans and seas establishing rules governing all uses of the oceans and their resources. It enshrines the notion that all problems of ocean space are closely interrelated and need to be addressed as a whole. The Convention was opened for signature on 10 December 1982 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This marked the culmination of more than 14 years of work involving participation by more than 150 countries representing all regions of the world, all legal and political systems and the spectrum of socio/economic development.