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27 Jan 2014, 10:57 am by Cyrus Farivar
Edward Beavers The pop artist Prince has filed a lawsuit against 22 people that he accused of engaging in “massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.” The lawsuit, which was filed in the Northern District of California, alleges that the defendants posted links on a Blogger or Facebook page where “unauthorized copies of the performance can be downloaded.” Those links often included bootleg recordings of performances in… [read post]
17 Mar 2014, 2:33 am by Gary Chodorow
Is a lawful permanent resident working for a U.S. employer abroad eligible to file Form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes? Is the spouse of a U.S. citizen working for a U.S. employer abroad eligible to apply for “expeditious naturalization”? These two questions are the topic of the attached article, Naturalization for Permanent […] The post Expeditious Naturalization for Spouses of U.S. Citizens Employed Abroad appeared first on U.S. & China… [read post]
27 Jan 2014, 10:57 am by Cyrus Farivar
Edward Beavers The pop artist Prince has filed a lawsuit against 22 people that he accused of engaging in “massive infringement and bootlegging of Prince’s material.” The lawsuit, which was filed in the Northern District of California, alleges that the defendants posted links on a Blogger or Facebook page where “unauthorized copies of the performance can be downloaded.” Those links often included bootleg recordings of performances in 2011, 2002, and even as far… [read post]
17 Mar 2014, 2:33 am by Gary Chodorow
Is a lawful permanent resident working for a U.S. employer abroad eligible to file Form N-470, Application to Preserve Residence for Naturalization Purposes? Is the spouse of a U.S. citizen working for a U.S. employer abroad eligible to apply for “expeditious naturalization”? These two questions are the topic of the attached article, Naturalization for Permanent […] The post Naturalization for Permanent Residents and Spouses of U.S. Citizens Employed Abroad appeared first on U.S.… [read post]
11 Apr 2014, 10:37 am by Briana Mordick
Briana Mordick, Staff Scientist, San Francisco The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) announced today that recent earthquakes in northeastern Ohio were likely caused by hydraulic fracturing.  A series of earthquakes up to magnitude 3.0 struck on March 10th and 11th in Mahoning County near the Ohio-Pennsylvania border. A nearby Utica oil well was being hydraulically fractured at the time of the quakes, leading ODNR shut down the operation until a possible… [read post]
21 Nov 2013, 11:06 am by Amy Mall
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. There's a new report out from the Multi-State Shale Research Collaborative, which consists of independent, nonpartisan research and policy organizations in New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia that monitor employment trends, tax policy, economic development, and the community impacts of energy extraction in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region. The Collaborative has an advisory committee of academic… [read post]
26 Nov 2013, 7:33 am by Amy Mall
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. A new analysis from the U.S. Geological Survey discusses critical issues and evolving developments regarding water resources and oil and gas production in the Appalachian Basin. Among the USGS findings: Compared to conventional gas production, the scale of shale gas operations may be much larger and has the potential to create significantly greater effects on landscapes, watersheds, water supplies, and water quality. Effective… [read post]
6 Nov 2013, 6:35 am by Kate Sinding
Kate Sinding, Senior Attorney, New York City Voters in three more Colorado municipalities, as well as another in Ohio, approved anti-fracking measures in yesterday's elections, continuing a trend whereby local communities are standing up in support of their right to self-determination in the face of rapidly expanding oil and gas development nationwide. In Colorado, residents of Fort Collins approved a 5-year moratorium on any new fracking "in order to fully study the… [read post]
4 Dec 2013, 11:38 am by Amy Mall
Amy Mall, Senior Policy Analyst, Washington, D.C. A public opinion poll was recently conducted on attitudes of voters living in the Appalachian shale region toward forest health and natural gas development. Those surveyed live in Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia. The survey was conducted by a bipartisan research team. Among the findings: 54% believe that protecting forests, natural areas, and wildlife… [read post]
1 Apr 2014, 2:00 am by Keith Paul Bishop
In 2005 and 2006, the biggest little city in the world (aka Reno, Nevada) issued approximately $211 million in securities employing Goldman, Sachs & Co. as its sole underwriter and broker-dealer.  The financing didn’t work out and Reno initiated arbitration proceedings against Goldman, Sachs before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).  Goldman, Sachs filed an action in federal court to enjoin the arbitration.  Goldman v. City of Reno, 2014 U.S. App.… [read post]
10 Sep 2013, 3:11 pm by Meleah Geertsma
Meleah Geertsma, Staff Attorney, Midwest Program, Chicago, IL Imagine you live in a small city or town, one that prides itself on its welcoming neighborhoods and community values, and that draws residents as a great place to raise a family. Over the years, your hometown or city has defined areas for agricultural activities, shops and stores, residences and industry, possibly in keeping with a community development plan. It’s also adopted a careful set of reasonable standards… [read post]