• Podcast: The Constitution and the Senate ‘torture report’

    … Podcast: The Constitution and the Senate ‘torture report’ December 19, 2014 by NCC Staff Last week, the Senate Intelligence Committee released the 525-page executive summary of a 6,000-page classified report detailing the CIA’s detainment and interrogation of terrorism suspects in the years after 9/11. The committee’s findings reveal…

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  • Congress Gives USCIRF 9 More Months of Life

    … Earlier this week, Congress passed and sent to the President H.R. 5816 (full text), extending the life of the U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom until Sept. 30, 2015. The bill is retroactive to Dec. 10, the day before the Commission's current authorization expired. (See prior posting.) The White House website lists this, along with other bills awaiting the President's signature and provides an online opportunity for individuals to comment on the bill. …

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  • Cuba as the next constitutional fight between Congress, Obama

    … it is the United States that has created hardship on the Cuban people.” One precedent for diplomatic recognition of Cuba dates back to 1897, when the Senate struggled with the problem of recognizing a rebel Cuban movement that was trying to split from Spanish rule – without an official recognition coming from the White House. The Senate Foreign Relations…

    Scott Bomboy/ Constitution Daily- 7 readers -
  • Correction: Michelle Lee on Patent Reform

    … a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus his specialty is electronic and computer devices, Internet applications, software and business methods. …

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  • Finally, Law Requires Cruise Lines to Disclose Accurate Crime Data

    … Nine years ago, I attended my first Congressional hearing regarding dangers to cruise passengers on the high seas. George Smith, of the Greenwich Connecticut area, had disappeared in the Aegean Sea during his honeymoon cruise. I represented Mr. Smith's widow. Senator Chris Shays (R-CT) convened a hearing to inquire into the disturbing…

    Jim Walker/ Cruise Law News- 4 readers -
  • Lobbyists: No Money , No Super Bowl

    … The last ten years have been a windfall for insurance companies: first with the post-9-11 legislation and then Obamacare. Now however, lobbyists are threatening to cancel the Super Bowl unless Congress renews the TRIA—the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act to cover insurers so that they will not have to actually pay out for any costs associated…

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