• 10.11.18

    Public Charge Proposed Rule: Potentially Chilled Population Data Dashboard

    Jump Directly to Data DashboardAugust 14, 2019 Update: On August 14, 2019, the Department of Homeland Security issued a final version of its public charge rule. The rule includes modest changes relative to the October 2018 proposed rule. (For a brief overview of the final rule and it’s likely ...

  • 10.05.18

    FBI’s Kavanaugh Investigation Was by the Book—Just Like Democrats Demanded

    The FBI has completed a supplemental investigation into recent allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, reportedly finding no troubling information. Frustrated that the Bureau hasn’t helped them bring down a nomination they otherwise oppose, Democrats have pivoted to attacking the ...

  • 10.03.18

    Slumming It With Facts on Appeal, Part 2—Going to the 909

    "As we have seen, sometimes appellate courts do get their hands dirty with facts and will entertain a new fact for the first time on appeal. Judicial notice on appeal is one prosaic example. A more intriguing example is the use of Code of Civil Procedure Section 909."Read the ...

  • 10.01.18

    Are Allegations of Lack of Medical Necessity in False Claims Act Cases a Basis for Settlement or ...

    Health care fraud and False Claims Act cases continue to generate a significant source of funds for the Federal Government. During Fiscal Year 2017, the Federal Government won or settled over $2.4 billion in health care fraud judgments and settlements, most of which went into the Medicare ...

  • 09.27.18

    New York, Oregon Actions Highlight State AGs’ Power to Police Dietary Supplements

    State attorneys general (AGs) have the power to enforce state consumer protection laws, often referred to as “little FTC acts.” Patterned off Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, these laws vary in some detail from state to state, but generally adhere to the same ...

  • 09.26.18

    Federalism and Takings Law Do Not Blend

    "Don’t get me wrong, some of my best friends are Federalists. The problem that I have with the concept of federalism is the tendency of some of its fans to enlist it in analyzing regulatory takings cases. The way that happens is that they insist that intonation of the doctrine is ...

  • 09.23.18

    Through the Looking Glass of the 2018 Democratic Primaries

    Let’s try to glean from the returns of last week’s primaries a better sense of where the Democratic Party’s electorate stands in New York State. Instead of a single lesson, these returns suggest lessons emerging as a swirl.

  • 09.21.18

    How the Democrats Could Have Handled the Allegations Against Kavanaugh

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing opened as a two-ring circus: On the dais Senate Democrats repeatedly interrupted and attempted to derail the proceedings; in the audience, a succession of protests did much the same. Senator Ben Sasse drew notice, and nods, when he declared in his ...

  • 09.17.18

    Insight: Even as the CCPA Remains a Moving Target, California’s New Law Portends a Surge of ...

    Much ink has been spilled over this summer’s passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA, or sometimes “CaCPA”), and for good reason: the CCPA bestows many complicated rights upon California consumers, to the chagrin of enterprises that are increasingly beleaguered by ...

  • 09.07.18

    Rush to End Drug Rebates May Be Bad for Patients, Payers, and Pharma

    In health care circles, 21 words have rarely caused as much speculation as “Removal of Safe Harbor Protection for Rebates to Plans or PBMs Involving Prescription Pharmaceuticals and Creation of New Safe Harbor Protection,” the title of proposed regulations currently under review at the ...

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