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Brian Christopher Jones
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EL CHAPO Invades US Congress
Not the real El Chapo, of course...but the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act has indeed been introduced in the US Senate. Senator Ted Cruz (R., TX) introduced the measure yesterday, which would provide money to buil...

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HONEST(y) for the EPA?
Rep. Lamar Smith (R., TX) has introduced the Honest and Open New EPA Science Treatment (HONEST) Act of 2017 , which according to its long title, would "prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency from proposing, finalizing, or disseminating regulations or ...

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World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017
Wow.  The official title of Pete Sessions's (R., TX) most recent health care proposal is indeed: World's Greatest Healthcare Plan of 2017 . To be clear, although it very much sounds like a Trump-backed measure, this is not the proposal backed by House Repub...

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It's not Obamacare...It's Americare!
House Republicans have unveiled their replacement for the Affordable Care Act of 2010, which is named the American Health Care Act. The proposal would eliminate the mandate that the ACA implemented as regards every citizen having health insurance, and would...

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Obama's last-minute signing of the TALENT Act
The final law of the Obama era—signed at 11:07 am on January 20th, just before Donald Trump took the oath of office—was adorned with an acronym: Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent (TALENT) Act of 2017 . Put forward by House of Representa...

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PENCE Bill Proposed to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy
NY Erie County legislator Patrick Burke has generated national and international attention with his recent proposal to ban gay conversion therapy in his jurisdiction: the bill is called the Prevention of Emotional Neglect and Childhood Endangerment or PENCE...

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The UK's "Great Repeal" Bill
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a "great repeal bill", which will repeal the European Communities Act 1972 , and also—perhaps ironically—convert all EU regulations into British law. Future Parliaments would then have the opportunity to amend, im...

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For all you social media users, please check out my new (and short) article in SCRIPTed, a law and technology journal housed at the University of Edinburgh School of law:

'The Online/Offline Cognitive Divide: Implications for Law'

https://script-ed.org/article/the-onlineoffline-cognitive-divide-implications-for-law/

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