Guns Down’s advertising campaign casts a spotlight on the policies and asks the two insurance companies involved with it — Lockton Affinity, which administers it, and Chubb, the underwriter — to drop it. The campaign includes a video message from Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen shot and killed in 2012 by a neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman whose case drew nationwide notoriety. … [Read more...] about ‘Murder Insurance’ or Protection in Self-Defense Cases?
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The issue turns on whether a law license is a public benefit as the law defines it. The law says a state or local public benefit includes “any … professional license … provided by an agency of a state or local government or by appropriated funds of a state or local government.” Most parties agree that the California Supreme Court, which issues law licenses in California, is not an agency of the state but a co-equal branch of government. DeSha argues that federal definitions make the court an agency. (See “Is a Law License a Public Benefit?” at left.) … [Read more...] about The Dream Bar: Some Children Illegally Living in the United States Grow Up to Want to Be Attorneys
On July 16, the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed new sanctions against Russia, which target the country’s financial, energy and defense sectors. In a parallel action, the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 11 parties to its Entity List based on their role in the destabilization of eastern Ukraine and the ongoing occupation of Crimea and Sevastopol. … [Read more...] about United States Imposes New Sanctions and Export Restrictions Against Russian Banks, Companies, and Individuals
The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS, commonly pronounced “syphius”) reviews M&A transactions that may pose a risk to national security through foreign control of a US business. CFIUS is composed of members from the Departments of Treasury (chair), Homeland Security, State, Defense and other agencies. It has the power to recommend to the President that a transaction be stopped, and is well known for its reviews of the Dubai Ports World and IBM/Lenovo deals, both of which it approved (though the former was terminated because of strong political opposition). By law, its process is fairly secretive, although it holds itself to tight deadlines for issuing final recommendations. … [Read more...] about National Security Reviews of Foreign Ownership May Broaden: Committee on Foreign Investment in United States
“If Japan put its mind to it, within a year or year and a half it could have a reasonable capability,” Grant Newsham, a research fellow at the Japan Forum for Strategic Studies who once helped train the Japanese brigade, told Reuters about the unit. He added that it still needs a headquarters and better ships. … [Read more...] about With China Threat Growing, Japan Launches Marine Unit for the First Time Since World War II