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Experts say LePage's pardon of dog reflects evolution in animal law ...
Press HeraldApril 1, 2017

The governor has broad authority to issue clemency, but a judge will have to decide if that applies to a Siberian Husky. By Madeline St. AmourMorning Sentinel.more »

Bill O'Reilly Thrives at Fox News, Even as Harassment Settlements Add Up
New York TimesApril 1, 2017

The agreements totaled about $13 million. Two settlements came after the network's former chairman, Roger Ailes, was dismissed last summer in the wake of a sexual harassment scandal, when the company said it did not tolerate behavior that “disrespects ...more »

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Administrative Hearings
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SUPREME COURT Energy law likely unfazed by Gorsuch at SCOTUS — Obama lawyer
E&E NewsApril 4, 2017

Former Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, who spent five years as the government's top litigator, said that while Gorsuch's views on judicial deference to federal agencies could spark a "revolution" in administrative law, his position will more likely ...more »

Federal Regulations
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Trump Order Drops Pesky Regulations On Equal Pay, Sexual Harassment
ForbesApril 4, 2017

Last week, President Trump signed an executive order revoking the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order, created by President Barack Obama in 2014 to ensure businesses that receive federal contracts do a better job of adhering to labor and civil rights laws.more »

Administrative Law
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Ethics Commission hearing testimony on Bentley complaints
AL.comApril 5, 2017

The commission would reopen its meeting to the public before voting on whether there is probable cause that Bentley broke the ethics law or campaign finance law. It would take a vote of three of the five commission members to find probable cause and ...more »

Investigations
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Child protection agency announces plan to close overdue investigations
Concord MonitorApril 4, 2017

Chris Sununu and Meyers recently put the head of DCYF on administrative leave after a Monitor story revealed the agency suspended some normal procedures to close out more than 1,500 open investigations over two days last year. A recent outside review ...more »

Regulatory Enforcement
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Week ahead: Senate panel to vote on Trump SEC pick | FDA ...
The HillApril 3, 2017

President Trump's pick to lead the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) faces a key hurdle in the coming week. The Senate Banking, Housing and ...more »

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