Updates to Approved NIE Categories

June 14, 2021

  Updates to Approved NIE Categories Making it Easier for Business Travelers to Enter the United States The Department of State has recently announced new categories of travel for potential National Interest Exception (NIE) approval in relation to Covid-19-related travel restrictions. This update may allow for more people to enter the United States if they…

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Laissez-faire, where art thou?

March 13, 2012

The Economist has an excellent piece on over-regulation in America. Traditionally, the United States has been marked by its adherence to laissez-faire, the principle in which the state does not meddle in transactions between private parties. As of late, however, the United States seems to be taking the opposite path. Indeed, “[a] Florida law requires…

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Texas “Loser Pays” Lawsuit Reform Signed Into Law

July 14, 2011

We previously reported on our blog about Texas’ aim to follow the English Rule that requires the loser of a civil suit to compensate the winner for his or her attorney’s fees. At the end of May, Texas Governor Rick Perry signed the Texas “Loser Pays” bill into law, after both Texas Houses adopted the…

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Oklahoma Voters Approve Ban on Islamic Law

November 4, 2010

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (CNN) — A ban on U.S. courts considering Sharia law passed overwhelmingly in Oklahoma on November 2, the day of the mid-term elections. The man responsible for getting the issue on the ballot, State Representative Rex Duncan. The Republican argued that the measure “will constitute a pre-emptive strike against Shariah law coming…

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