October 16, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday sought dismissal of a suit by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee against Attorney General Eric Holder for failure to produce subpoenaed documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious. The lawsuit, filed in mid-August, requests a ...[read more]
August 14, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
A US House of Representatives committee filed a lawsuit on Monday seeking to compel Attorney General Eric Holder to produce subpoenaed documents relating to a failed arms-tracking operation. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has been investigating Operation Fast and Furious since ...[read more]
January 2, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On January 2, 2008, California filed a lawsuit against the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) challenging the agency's decision to deny the state's request for a waiver that would have allowed it and 16 other states to impose stricter greenhouse gas emissions standards on cars and light ...[read more]
December 3, 2011
by Cody Harding
On December 3, 2008 the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved rule amendments to provide greater oversight and regulation of credit rating agencies. The amendments were passed to strengthen the Credit Rating Agency Reform Act of 2006. The regulations were passed because of the ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A US subcommittee heard testimony Wednesday on the use of unmanned predator drone strikes. The National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on the legality of unmanned targeting. In his opening remarks, subcommittee ...[read more]
April 28, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A US subcommittee heard testimony Wednesday on the use of unmanned predator drone strikes. The National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on the legality of unmanned targeting. In his opening remarks, subcommittee ...[read more]
February 23, 2010
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Bruce Aronson of Creighton University School of Law says that Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota's current safety crisis- now the subject of Congressional hearings- should prompt the company to address its seriously flawed system of governance more than just its pub... ...[read more]
October 30, 2008
by Jake Oresick
The US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Wednesday issued a report revealing that top Food and Drug Administration (FDA) officials opposed FDA regulations that preempt consumers’ ability to bring tort claims against drug manufacturers. The report said that career FDA officia... ...[read more]
October 24, 2008
by Steve Czajkowski
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Christopher Cox said Thursday in testimony before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that the current credit crisis demonstrates a need for more regulation of credit default swaps and investment banking. The hearing was one ...[read more]
October 8, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said Tuesday that it has begun an agency review of US financial accounting procedures, including mark-to-market rules, pursuant to the recently-passed $700 billion financial rescue bill. The SEC statement coincided with the testimony Tuesd... ...[read more]

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