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Lawyer Basic Reyes seeks reduction for low-level cocaine offenders

Attorney General Reyes seeks relief for low-level cocaine offenders

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes attempts to overturn outdated low-level cocaine convictions in a new letter to Congress. Reyes and District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine lead a group of 25 attorneys general calling on Congress to reform criminal laws that affect disproportionately low cocaine offenders. “When Congress … Read more

California Legal professional Basic Urges Congress to Additional Tackle Historic Drug Sentencing Inequities by Amending the First Step Act – Issues Resentencing Aid to All People Convicted of Low-Degree Crack Cocaine Offenses

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Joins a bipartisan coalition of 25 attorneys general calling on Congress to extend existing penal relief to anyone convicted of minor crack cocaine offenses Sept. 5, 2021 – OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta joined a bipartisan coalition of 25 attorneys general last week to urge Congress to amend the First Step Act of … Read more

Argument evaluation: Justices doubt FTC’s authority to compel financial aid

Argument analysis: Justices doubt FTC’s authority to compel monetary relief

Posted Thu, Jan 14th 2021 3:16 PM by Ronald Mann If you’re arguing on behalf of a federal regulator to protect consumers from businesses and Justice Stephen Breyer turns his face against you, your day is probably not going well. But that’s exactly what happened on Wednesday morning when Joel Marcus stood up against the … Read more

Case preview: Justices to think about FTC’s authority to compel financial aid

Argument analysis: Many questions, few solutions on immunity in claims arising from Nazi-era art sale

Posted Tue, Jan 12th 2021 9:08 am by Ronald Mann Wednesday’s argument in AMG Capital Management v Federal Trade Commission includes the power of the FTC to seek financial relief when using litigation to enforce its powers under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act to “unfair or misleading Actions … that affect trade … Read more

US Trademark Modernization Act Offers New Aid to Trademark Homeowners

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False usage claims and fake usage patterns have pestered the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and legitimate trademark owners for many years. The 2020 Brand Modernization Act (“TMA”) – part of the COVID-19 legislative relief package signed by President Trump on December 27, 2020 – provides significant relief to brand owners’ efforts to combat … Read more

Federal Court docket Orders Phoenix, AZ, to Supply Coronavirus-Associated Housing Aid to Immigrants

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Since the aid can be viewed as short-term emergency funding, there is no reason to deny immigrants access. A federal court in Phoenix, Arizona, has found the city wrongly barred U.S. non-citizens from coronavirus-related housing benefits. According to AZCentral.com, the judge found that Phoenix cannot legally exclude “unqualified foreigners” from government-funded coronavirus relief programs by … Read more

Bombay HC reduction for lawyer in ED summons | Mumbai Information

Bombay HC relief for lawyer in ED summons | Mumbai News

MUMBAI: The Bombay Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to insist on the presence of senior attorney Anand Grover until December 14th. Grover and Lawyers Collective, of which he is the trustee of the NGO, had filed two separate petitions to challenge the summons and the case brought by the ED. … Read more

Brexit Impacts on Commerce: Aid for Prescription drugs and Recommendation for Contracting

Brexit Impacts on Trade: Relief for Pharmaceuticals and Advice for Contracting

Brexit threatens to have a significant impact on the import and export of goods and services from the UK. Recent legislative moves have freed up more time to implement the Medicines Regulation in Northern Ireland so companies can prepare for batch screening, importation and counterfeit medicines directive requirements, like Adrian Spooner on our blog on … Read more