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Month: November 2014

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SIFMA v. CFTC: Derivative Swap Regulations Gain Extraterritorial Traction

SIFMA v. CFTC: Derivative Swap Regulations Gain Extraterritorial Traction by William Morici* I. Introduction  Following the 2008 recession, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act[1] reversing the Clinton-era deregulation of derivatives.[2] One of the Dodd-Frank Act’s many provisions gives the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) the authority to promulgate rules and regulations governing derivative swaps[3]…

Nov 2014

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Puerto Rico—The Unincorporated Jewel of The Caribbean

CC image courtesy of fortherock Live and Let Die: Puerto Rico—The Unincorporated Jewel of The Caribbean[1] by Emmanuel Hiram Arnaud* I. Introduction In 1950, after fifty-two years of a colonial government on the Island of Puerto Rico,[2] and well into the destruction of Puerto Rico’s local economy,[3] Congress passed Public Law 600.[4] This law provided…

Nov 2014

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Executive Efforts to Solve the Immigration Crisis

CC image courtesy of Nevele Otseog Sans-Congress: Executive Efforts to Solve the Immigration Crisis through Treaty Enforcement by Aida V. Nieto* Immigration Policy and Politics On June 30, 2014, President Barack Obama vowed to the American people that he would take executive action by the end of the summer to begin repairing America’s broken immigration…

Nov 2014