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Second Circuit Undermines Judicial Independence and Agency Accountability
July 2, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnist Akshat Tewary of the Law Offices of Kamlesh Tewary discusses Judicial Independence and Agency Accountability in reference to SEC v. Citigroup... The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently issued a ruling that could debilitate the ability of the judiciary to serve....... [more]

SEC files lawsuit to enforce insider trading subpoenas issued to Congress
June 21, 2014
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Friday filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York hoping to compel Congress to comply with subpoenas it received requesting information on an insider trading case the commission is investigating. The subpoenas ask fo....... [more]

Credit Suisse pleads guilty to criminal charge in DOJ tax investigation
May 20, 2014
Swiss bank Credit Suisse pleaded guilty Monday to a criminal charge for its role in helping Americans avoid taxes, according to a speech from US Attorney General Eric Holder. Credit Suisse will pay a $2.5 billion financial penalty to the Department of Justice (DOJ), the Internal Revenue Service (IR....... [more]

Retailers Need A Rule They Can Count On
April 11, 2014
JURIST Guest Columnists Peter J. Brann, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy O. Stitham of Brann & Isaacson discuss the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions... The US Supreme Court's consideration of the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions in Alice Corporation Pty....... [more]

HP offers $108 million to settle bribery charges by SEC, DOJ
April 10, 2014
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice (D....... [more]

Federal appeals court rules California DNA collection law constitutional
March 21, 2014
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday ruled that California's controversial voter-approved DNA collection law likely passes constitutional scrutiny. This is the second time that the court has looked at the case. The law allows police to collect a DNA sample from any adult arreste....... [more]

Texas couples file same-sex marriage lawsuit
November 28, 2013
A lawyer representing two same-sex couples in Texas announced on Wednesday that a complaint is filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas challenging Article 1, Sec. 32 of the state's constitution that bans marriage between same-sex partners. Texas passed the amendment in 2005....... [more]

Corporate America, It's Time to Increase Gender Diversity in Boardrooms
November 11, 2013
JURIST Guest Columnist Enkelena Gjuka, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2014, is the author of the sixth article in a 10-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Gjuka calls upon the Securities Exchange Commission and Congress to increase di....... [more]

EU complicity with US rendition and surveillance programs must end: European Parliament
October 11, 2013
The European Parliament said Thursday that EU member states' complicity with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rendition program has led to violations of fundamental rights and must end immediately. Members of European Parliament pointed to the recent disclosures surrounding the National Secu....... [more]

Federal judge dismisses suit against SEC over Stanford Ponzi scheme
August 14, 2013
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the agency's failure to report Allen Stanford and his Ponzi scheme. Judge Robert Scola stated that the SEC market regulator was shielded und....... [more]

US Attorneys investigating JPMorgan for violation of federal securities laws
August 9, 2013
JPMorgan Chase & Co. disclosed in its quarterly filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday that it is being investigated by both the civil and criminal divisions of the US Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California (EDC) over sales of mortgage-backed securities....... [more]


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