Federal Law

Goodell details NFL’s stance on sports gambling after ruling

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says Congress should enact uniform standards for any states that plan to legislate sports betting. Goodell detailed the league’s position in a statement Monday that reiterated the NFL’s stance that legalized sports gambling in the United States should be governed by federal law rather than state law. The Supreme Court ruled … Continue reading Goodell details NFL’s stance on sports gambling after ruling

SAN DIEGO | US Border agency tests body cams on agents in 9 locations

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection is starting tests of body-worn cameras for employees at nine locations, potentially leading to a broad rollout that would make it the first federal law enforcement agency to use them on a large scale. The nation’s largest law enforcement agency concluded in November 2015 under President … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US Border agency tests body cams on agents in 9 locations

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION AGREES TO PAY $137 MILLION TO RESOLVE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT CHARGES

WASHINGTON – Panasonic Avionics Corporation (PAC), a subsidiary of multinational electronics company Panasonic Corporation (Panasonic), has agreed to pay a $137.4 million criminal penalty to resolve charges arising out of a scheme to retain consultants for improper purposes and conceal payments to third-party sales agents, in violation of the accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt … Continue reading PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPORATION AGREES TO PAY $137 MILLION TO RESOLVE FOREIGN CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT CHARGES

WASHINGTON | Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law

WASHINGTON | April 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that part of a federal law that makes it easier to deport immigrants who have been convicted of crimes is too vague to be enforced. The court’s 5-4 decision — in an unusual alignment in which new Justice Neil Gorsuch joined the four liberal … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Supreme Court strikes down as vague part of immigration law

Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

WASHINGTON /March 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Federal prosecutors won’t take on small-time marijuana cases, despite the Justice Department’s decision to lift an Obama-era policy that discouraged U.S. authorities from cracking down on the pot trade in states where the drug is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Saturday. Federal law enforcement lacks the resources to take … Continue reading Sessions: US prosecutors won’t take on small-time pot cases

Florida shooting revives debate over gun age requirement

February 16, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Just months after his 18th birthday, Nikolas Cruz went to a Florida gun store to buy a weapon. But there were limits on what he could purchase at his age. Cruz wasn’t old enough to buy any of the handguns at the store. But there’s no such restriction for rifles, shotguns … Continue reading Florida shooting revives debate over gun age requirement

AG Herring urges repeal of Federal Law in order to hold drug manufacturers & distributors accountable for opioid oversupply

Current law severely limits the DEA’s response to the opioid crisis, prevents DEA from issuing immediate suspension order RICHMOND, VA/November 14, 2017 (STL.News) – In an effort to hold drug manufacturers and distributors accountable for the oversupply of opioid pain killers, Attorney General Mark R. Herring sent a letter late yesterday to congressional leaders, urging … Continue reading AG Herring urges repeal of Federal Law in order to hold drug manufacturers & distributors accountable for opioid oversupply

States scramble to comply with federal ID law

OLYMPIA, Wash./May 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Several states have struggled for years to comply with the REAL ID Act, a 2005 federal law that requires state driver’s licenses and ID cards to have security enhancements and to be issued to people who can prove they are legally in the United States. With a January deadline … Continue reading States scramble to comply with federal ID law