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October 13, 2020

  What Would Happen if There Was a 269-to-269 Electoral College Tie? Right now, the United States is in an election season. It’s hard, if not impossible to escape the seemingly endless amount of political ads, posts, and yard signs telling you who to vote for. This season won’t last much longer, however, because election…

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Arizona Immigration Law – Summary and Background Information*

June 25, 2012

We have been following the infamous Arizona immigration law, as well as similar immigration laws in other states, closely. Today, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down three of the four provisions in the controversial Arizona immigration law.  However, the most controversial element of the law, which requires police officers to review a person’s immigration status if…

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Obama Suspends Deportation of Eligible Young Undocumented Immigrants*

June 18, 2012

This past Friday, President Obama announced a new federal policy that will ease enforcement of immigration laws and allow an unprecedented number of undocumented immigrants to apply for work permits. The change in policy is estimated to affect as many as 800,000 immigrants nationwide, and just under 40,000 undocumented immigrants in North Carolina. Taking effect…

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Patent Reform Bill Makes Its Way through Congress

July 12, 2011

The long awaited patent reform legislation has been slowly making its way through Congress. The Senate is expected to reconcile the version that it passed back in March with the version that passed the House of Representatives on June 23, 2011. Although it should not be too difficult for the two bills to be reconciled…

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DREAM Act Vote Delayed in U.S. Senate

December 9, 2010

Washington — Senate Democrats conceded Thursday they do not have the votes to pass the DREAM Act, a bill that would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children. Democrats voted to pull the measure from consideration, a move that jeopardizes the chances for passing the…

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For Whistle-Blowers, Expanded Incentives

November 15, 2010

WASHINGTON — When insider-trading scandals plagued the financial markets in the late 1980s, lawmakers created a bounty program for whistle-blowers, allowing regulators to reward tipsters who uncovered evidence of manipulation. The effort largely failed, in part because the issue of whether to make a reward payment was left to the discretion of regulators. In 20…

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