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18 Apr 2014, 7:29 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Allen, Kyle D. and Griffiths, Mark D. and Hein, Scott E. and Winters, Drew B., Why Is the Effective Fed Funds Rate So Low? (April 16, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2425913 “Since December 18, 2008 when the Federal Reserve began paying 25 basis points (bps) on depository institution’s reserves, the effective federal funds rate has stayed well below 25 bps, on occasion by as much as fifteen bps. This suggests the possibility of an arbitrage opportunity. The… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 7:00 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Graham, John R. and Leary, Mark T. and Roberts, Michael R., How Does Government Borrowing Affect Corporate Financing and Investment? (April 16, 2014). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2425916 “Using a novel dataset of accounting and market information that spans most publicly traded nonfinancial firms over the last century, we find an economically large and robust negative relation between U.S. federal government debt and corporate debt and investment. A one standard deviation… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 3:58 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
MARITIME INFRASTRUCTURE: Key Issues Related to Commercial Activity in the U.S. Arctic over the Next Decade, GAO-14-299: Published: Mar 19, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014. MEDICARE IMAGING ACCREDITATION: Effect on Access to Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Is Unclear amid Other Policy Changes, GAO-14-378: Published: Apr 18, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 18, 2014. NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Technology Development Efforts for the Uranium Processing Facility, GAO-14-295:… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 3:52 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
“In a letter to the White House, a coalition of US organizations urged the Administration to recognize the recent opinion by the Court of Justice, the highest court in Europe, that ended a European data retention mandate. The European law required telephone and internet companies to retain metadata on customers for national security purposes. The European Court of Justice ruled that this practice violates the fundamental right to privacy and is illegal. The US groups argue… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 3:27 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
CRS - U.S. Foreign Aid to Israel - Jeremy M. Sharp, Specialist in Middle Eastern Affairs, April 11, 2014 “This report provides an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to Israel. It includes a review of past aid programs, data on annual assistance, and an analysis of current issues. For general information on Israel, see CRS Report RL33476, Israel: Background and U.S. Relations, by Jim Zanotti. Israel is the largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 2:08 pm by Kathryn Hughes
Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Gil Marquez, Review: Olympus DS-5000 and DS-7000 Michele Peters, Review: Yola (Law Firm Websites) Philip Landsman, Review: RingCentral (Including Fax Lines) Ron Fox, Dates in Document Names and Our Migration to Worldox Don't miss this issue — or any future issues. How to Receive TL Answers Do you believe in the wisdom of crowds? In TL Answers, TechnoLawyer members answer legal technology and practice management questions submitted by… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 11:14 am by lennyesq
  [JURIST] A trial judge for the Supreme Court of New York [official profile] dismissed [text] a lawsuit on Thursday challenging the state’s strict gun laws. The plaintiffs, a group of gun rights activists, argued [lohud news report] that the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013 (SAFE Act) [text] infringes upon rights granted by the state constitution[text]. Judge Thomas McNamara held that the plaintiffs failed to… [read post]
18 Apr 2014, 2:22 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Adam Wyner of the University of Aberdeen has posted slides of his presentation entitled Annotating, Extracting, and Linking Legal Information, given 11 March 2014 at the University of Edinburgh. Topics covered in the presentation include: Resources for marking up legal texts, including LegalRuleML, Oracle Policy Automation, and TSO’s OpenUp Platform Sources of marked up legal texts, such as Legislation.gov.uk, Google Scholar’s case law database, and Dr. Rinke Hoekstra‘s MetaLex… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:13 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
INFORMATION SECURITY: SEC Needs to Improve Controls over Financial Systems and Data, GAO-14-419: Published: Apr 17, 2014. Publicly Released: Apr 17, 2014: “Although the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) had implemented and made progress in strengthening information security controls, weaknesses limited their effectiveness in protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of a key financial system. For this system’s network, servers, applications, and… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:08 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
“This report by CBO presents an analysis of the proposals in the President’s budget request for fiscal year 2015, as submitted to the Congress on March 4, 2014. The analysis is based on CBO’s economic projections and estimating models (rather than the Administration’s), and it incorporates estimates of the effects of the President’s tax proposals that were prepared by the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT). In conjunction with analyzing the… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 6:05 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
NOAA news release: “Under the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (as amended), an Unusual Mortality Event (UME) has been declared for dolphins and whales (cetaceans) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (Texas/ Louisiana border through Franklin County, FL) from February 2010 through the present.These numbers are preliminary and may be subject to change. As of April 13, 2014, the UME involves 1,172 Cetacean “strandings” in the Northern Gulf… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:25 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
News release: “ The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its 19th annual report of overall U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions today, showing a 3.4 percent decrease in 2012 from 2011. The Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks, which is submitted annually to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, presents a national-level overview of annual greenhouse gas emissions since 1990. The major contributors to the… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 2:00 pm by Neil J. Squillante
Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a cloud document management system that works from within Microsoft Office (see article below), a video hosting service, deposition transcript management and video editing software, and an iPad note-taking app. Don't miss the next issue. CLOUD DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT INSIDE MICROSOFT OFFICE Lawyers feel conflicted about document management systems. On the one hand, they recognize the advantages such as client/matter organization, document profiles, versioning,… [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by andrewbartholomew
By Mike Hamilton, J.D. The over-preservation of electronically stored information for e-discovery has been a major theme in 2014. Because of the antiquated “collect/preserve-everything” approach, organizations are feeling the time and cost burden of searching, storing and managing millions of documents. A good starting point for solving this problem is to actually release legal holds.... [read post]
17 Apr 2014, 7:00 am by andrewbartholomew
By Mike Hamilton, J.D. The over-preservation of electronically stored information for e-discovery has been a major theme in 2014. Because of the antiquated “collect/preserve-everything” approach, organizations are feeling the time and cost burden of searching, storing and managing millions of documents. A good starting point for solving this problem is to actually release legal holds.... [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:47 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District - Prepared at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and based on information collected before April 7, 2014. This document summarizes comments received from businesses and other contacts outside the Federal Reserve and is not a commentary on the views of Federal Reserve officials. “Reports from the twelve Federal Reserve Districts suggest economic activity increased in most regions of the country since the… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:28 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
CRS – The Distribution of Household Income and the Middle Class. Craig K. Elwell, Specialist in Macroeconomic Policy, March 10, 2014 “The shape of the income distribution is not itself a subject of legislation, but Members of Congress appear to consider it in their decision-making process concerning a number of policy issues such as taxes, means-tested benefits, and social insurance programs. Congress also takes up legislation specifically in the name of those in the… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 6:24 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
CRS - The Bureau of Prisons (BOP): Operations and Budget. Nathan James, Analyst in Crime Policy, March 4, 2014 “The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is the largest correctional agency in the country, in terms of the number of prisoners under its jurisdiction. The BOP must confine any offender convicted and sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a federal court. Changes in federal criminal justice policy since the early 1980s—enforcing a growing number… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 5:48 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Press release (includes charts and graphs): “Since the crisis started in 2008, the European Commission has worked hard to learn all the lessons from the crisis and create a safer and sounder financial sector. The Commission has proposed 28 new rules to better regulate, supervise, and govern the financial sector so that in future taxpayers will not foot the bill when banks make mistakes. Most of these rules are now in force or being finalised.  As the financial crisis evolved and turned… [read post]
16 Apr 2014, 5:39 pm by Sabrina I. Pacifici
Federal Housing Finance Agency Office of Inspector General, Evaluation Report, EVL-2014-006, April 16, 2014.  Recent Trends in Federal Home Loan Bank Advances to JPMorgan Chase and Other Large Banks. “The Federal Home Loan Bank System (System) is comprised of 12 regional Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBanks) and the Office of Finance. The FHLBanks make secured loans, known as advances, to their members and do so primarily to promote housing finance. After… [read post]