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Investing In America's Surface Transportation Infrastructure: The Need For A Multi-Year Reauthorization Bill: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Env't & Pub. Works, 116th Cong., July 10, 2019, Vicki Arroyo Jul 2019

Investing In America's Surface Transportation Infrastructure: The Need For A Multi-Year Reauthorization Bill: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Env't & Pub. Works, 116th Cong., July 10, 2019, Vicki Arroyo

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The Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in November 2018, described the serious impacts of climate change already being felt throughout the U.S., and made clear that the risks to communities all across the country are growing rapidly.

These findings, along with those in the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report should serve as an immediate call to action. Even if we manage to limit planetary warming to just 2 degrees Celsius, the world will still face increased chances of economic and social upheaval from more severe flooding, droughts, heatwaves, and other climate impacts as well as devastating ...


Lessons From The Mueller Report, Part Ii: Bipartisan Perspectives: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 116th Cong., June 20, 2019 (Statement Of Carrie Cordero), Carrie F. Cordero Jun 2019

Lessons From The Mueller Report, Part Ii: Bipartisan Perspectives: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 116th Cong., June 20, 2019 (Statement Of Carrie Cordero), Carrie F. Cordero

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Examining How Federal Infrastructure Policy Could Help Mitigate And Adapt To Climate Change: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On Transp. & Infrastructure, 116th Cong., Feb. 26, 2019 (Statement Of Vicki Arroyo), Vicki Arroyo Feb 2019

Examining How Federal Infrastructure Policy Could Help Mitigate And Adapt To Climate Change: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On Transp. & Infrastructure, 116th Cong., Feb. 26, 2019 (Statement Of Vicki Arroyo), Vicki Arroyo

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As the Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in November, describes, the United States is already experiencing serious impacts of climate change—and the risks to communities all across the country are growing rapidly.

These findings, along with those in the 2018 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)report, are clear and should be a call to immediate action. Even if we manage to limit planetary warming to just 2 degrees C, the world will still face increased chances of economic and social upheaval from more severe flooding, droughts, heatwaves, and other climate impacts as well as devastating environmental consequences, the ...


Multilateral Economic Institutions And U.S. Foreign Policy: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Multilateral Int'l Dev., Multilateral Insts., & Int'l Econ., Energy, & Envtl. Pol'y Of The S. Comm. On Foreign Relations, 115th Cong., Nov. 27, 2018 (Statement Of Jennifer A. Hillman), Jennifer A. Hillman Nov 2018

Multilateral Economic Institutions And U.S. Foreign Policy: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Multilateral Int'l Dev., Multilateral Insts., & Int'l Econ., Energy, & Envtl. Pol'y Of The S. Comm. On Foreign Relations, 115th Cong., Nov. 27, 2018 (Statement Of Jennifer A. Hillman), Jennifer A. Hillman

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Virtually every major international gathering of world leaders recently has ended in failure—or at least failure to reach enough agreement to issue a concluding statement or communique. These failures come at a time when many have been looking for signs that world leaders would come together to address the most pressing problems facing the world—including climate change, the breakdown in the rules of the international trading system, the need everywhere for good jobs that pay a living wage, and rapidly growing income inequality.

The failure of these meetings to produce formal agreements—or even specific paths to reaching ...


Cross Border Data Flows: Could Foreign Protectionism Hurt U.S. Jobs?: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Commerce, Mfg. & Trade Of The H. Comm. On Energy & Commerce, 113th Cong., Sept. 17, 2014 (Statement Of Laura K. Donohue), Laura K. Donohue Sep 2014

Cross Border Data Flows: Could Foreign Protectionism Hurt U.S. Jobs?: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Commerce, Mfg. & Trade Of The H. Comm. On Energy & Commerce, 113th Cong., Sept. 17, 2014 (Statement Of Laura K. Donohue), Laura K. Donohue

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Documents released over the past year detailing the National Security Agency’s telephony metadata collection program and interception of international content under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) directly implicated U.S. high technology companies in government surveillance. The result was an immediate, and detrimental, impact on U.S. firms, the economy, and U.S. national security.

The first Snowden documents, printed June 5, 2013, revealed that the U.S. government had served orders on Verizon, directing the company to turn over telephony metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. The following day, The Guardian published classified slides ...


High Technology, Consumer Privacy, And U.S. National Security : Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Commerce, Manufacturing, And Trade Of The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 113th Cong., September 17, 2014 (Remarks By Professor Laura K. Donohue, Geo. U. L. Center), Laura K. Donohue Sep 2014

High Technology, Consumer Privacy, And U.S. National Security : Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Commerce, Manufacturing, And Trade Of The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 113th Cong., September 17, 2014 (Remarks By Professor Laura K. Donohue, Geo. U. L. Center), Laura K. Donohue

Testimony Before Congress

Documents released over the past year detailing the National Security Agency’s telephony metadata collection program and interception of international content under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) directly implicated U.S. high technology companies in government surveillance. The result was an immediate, and detrimental, impact on U.S. firms, the economy, and U.S. national security.

The first Snowden documents, printed June 5, 2013, revealed that the U.S. government had served orders on Verizon, directing the company to turn over telephony metadata under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act. The following day, The Guardian published classified slides ...


Continued Oversight Of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities : Hearing Before The S. Committee On The Judiciary, 113th Cong., December 11, 2013 (Statement By Professor Carrie F. Cordero, Geo. U. L. Center), Carrie F. Cordero Dec 2013

Continued Oversight Of U.S. Government Surveillance Authorities : Hearing Before The S. Committee On The Judiciary, 113th Cong., December 11, 2013 (Statement By Professor Carrie F. Cordero, Geo. U. L. Center), Carrie F. Cordero

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My views are informed by this up-front perspective regarding how the USA PATRIOT Act of 2001, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and later the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, vastly improved the Intelligence Community’s ability to protect the nation from another attack on the scale of September 11th. More recently, I have had the added benefit of having spent the past three years outside of government to reflect, and to engage with the academic community, and to some extent the public, regarding some of the issues this Committee is considering today.


Continued Oversight Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act : Hearing Before The S. Committee On The Judiciary, 113th Cong., October 2, 2013 (Statement By Professor Carrie F. Cordero, Geo. U. L. Center), Carrie F. Cordero Oct 2013

Continued Oversight Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act : Hearing Before The S. Committee On The Judiciary, 113th Cong., October 2, 2013 (Statement By Professor Carrie F. Cordero, Geo. U. L. Center), Carrie F. Cordero

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From my perspective, the challenge for members of this Committee is to identify whether there are actual problems with either the law or process, and then craft remedies that address those specific issues. I am here to urge caution in implementing “quick fixes” that may sound appealing based on public or media-driven pressure, but that could have lasting consequences at a practical level that could negatively impact Intelligence Community operations and the nation’s security for years to come.


Continued Oversight Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act : Hearing Before The S. Committee On The Judiciary, 113th Cong., October 2, 2013 (Remarks By Professor Laura K. Donohue, Geo. U. L. Center), Laura K. Donohue Oct 2013

Continued Oversight Of The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act : Hearing Before The S. Committee On The Judiciary, 113th Cong., October 2, 2013 (Remarks By Professor Laura K. Donohue, Geo. U. L. Center), Laura K. Donohue

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Congress introduced the 1978 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to make use of new technologies and to enable the intelligence community to obtain information vital to U.S. national security, while preventing the National Security Agency (NSA) and other federal intelligence-gathering entities from engaging in broad domestic surveillance. The legislature sought to prevent a recurrence of the abuses of the 1960s and 1970s that accompanied the Cold War and the rapid expansion in communications technologies.

Congress purposefully circumscribed the NSA’s authorities by limiting them to foreign intelligence gathering. It required that the target be a foreign power or an ...


The Law Of Armed Conflict, The Use Of Military Force, And The 2001 Authorization For Use Of Military Force : Hearing Before The S. Committee On Armed Services, 113th Cong., May 16, 2013 (Statement By Professor Rosa Brooks, Geo. U. L. Center), Rosa Brooks May 2013

The Law Of Armed Conflict, The Use Of Military Force, And The 2001 Authorization For Use Of Military Force : Hearing Before The S. Committee On Armed Services, 113th Cong., May 16, 2013 (Statement By Professor Rosa Brooks, Geo. U. L. Center), Rosa Brooks

Testimony Before Congress

Mr. Chairman, almost twelve years have gone by since the passage of the AUMF on September 14, 2001. The war in Afghanistan–-the longest war in U.S. history--has begun to wind down. But at the same time, a far more shadowy war has quietly accelerated.


The Constitutional And Counterterrorism Implications Of Targeted Killing : Hearing Before The S. Judiciary Subcomm. On The Constitution, Civil Rights, And Human Rights, 113th Cong., April 23, 2013 (Statement By Professor Rosa Brooks, Geo. U. L. Center), Rosa Brooks Apr 2013

The Constitutional And Counterterrorism Implications Of Targeted Killing : Hearing Before The S. Judiciary Subcomm. On The Constitution, Civil Rights, And Human Rights, 113th Cong., April 23, 2013 (Statement By Professor Rosa Brooks, Geo. U. L. Center), Rosa Brooks

Testimony Before Congress

Mr. Chairman, the mere mention of drones tends to arouse strong emotional reactions on both sides of the political spectrum, and last week's tragic events in Boston have raised the temperature still further. Some demonize drones, denouncing them for causing civilian deaths or enabling long-distance, "video game-like" killing, even as they ignore the fact that the same (or worse) could equally be said of many other weapons delivery systems. Others glorify drones, viewing them as a low- or no-cost way to "take out terrorists" wherever they may be found, with little regard for broader questions of strategy or the ...


Evolution Of Strategic Communication And Information Operations Since 9/11: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Emerging Threats & Capabilities Of The H. Comm. On Armed Services, 112th Cong., July 12, 2011 (Statement Of Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks), Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks Jul 2011

Evolution Of Strategic Communication And Information Operations Since 9/11: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Emerging Threats & Capabilities Of The H. Comm. On Armed Services, 112th Cong., July 12, 2011 (Statement Of Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks), Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks

Testimony Before Congress

I know that members of this sub-committee are deeply committed to ensuring that reform of strategic communication organizational structures and policies remains a top priority for the executive branch. I have to confess that in my former role as a Defense Department official with responsibility for a range of SC and IO issues, I was not always wholly grateful for your interest: you and your colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee put the Department through the ringer with quite a lot of different reporting requirements. As a citizen, however, I am deeply grateful to you for having kept us on ...


Electronic Communications Privacy Act And The Revolution In Cloud Computing : Hearing Before The Subcomm. On The Constitution, Civil Rights, And Civil Liberties Of The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., Sept. 23, 2010 (Statement By Adjunct Professor Marc J. Zwillinger, Geo. U. L. Center), Marc J. Zwillinger Sep 2010

Electronic Communications Privacy Act And The Revolution In Cloud Computing : Hearing Before The Subcomm. On The Constitution, Civil Rights, And Civil Liberties Of The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., Sept. 23, 2010 (Statement By Adjunct Professor Marc J. Zwillinger, Geo. U. L. Center), Marc J. Zwillinger

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ECPA has functioned fairly well during its first 20 years in striking the right balance between law enforcement needs and the privacy expectation of U.S. citizens. But when it was initially passed in 1986, Congress recognized that the “law must advance with the technology to ensure the continued vitality of the fourth amendment.” Based on my experience as an ECPA practitioner for the past 13 years, I believe the time is ripe for another advancement. I hope you will consider these perspectives in crafting legislation that balances law enforcement needs and user privacy in a manner that reflects the ...


Online Privacy, Social Networking, And Crime Victimization : Hearing Before The H. Subcomm. On Crime, Terrorism, And Homeland Security Of The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., July 28, 2010 (Statement By Adjunct Professor Marc Rotenberg, Geo. U. L. Center), Marc Rotenberg Jul 2010

Online Privacy, Social Networking, And Crime Victimization : Hearing Before The H. Subcomm. On Crime, Terrorism, And Homeland Security Of The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., July 28, 2010 (Statement By Adjunct Professor Marc Rotenberg, Geo. U. L. Center), Marc Rotenberg

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Mr. Chairman, Facebook is a tremendous service, with the scope of email, the telephone, and even the Internet itself. It is also the source of many of the privacy concerns of users today. The critical problem is not what users post; it is that the Facebook changes the privacy settings too frequently and Facebook makes it too difficult for users to selectively post information. Self‐regulation has not worked because the FTC has been reluctant to pursue investigations. So, EPIC recommends changes to ECPA in Title 18 that would give users greater control of their information and reduce risk when ...


Planning For The Future Of Cyber Attack Attribution : Hearing Before The H. Subcomm. On Technology And Innovation Of The H. Comm. On Science And Technology, 111th Cong., July 15, 2010 (Statement By Adjunct Professor Marc Rotenberg, Geo. U. L. Center), Marc Rotenberg Jul 2010

Planning For The Future Of Cyber Attack Attribution : Hearing Before The H. Subcomm. On Technology And Innovation Of The H. Comm. On Science And Technology, 111th Cong., July 15, 2010 (Statement By Adjunct Professor Marc Rotenberg, Geo. U. L. Center), Marc Rotenberg

Testimony Before Congress

Steve Bellovin, another security expert, noted recently that one of risks of the new White House plan for cyber security is that it places too much emphasis on attribution. As Dr. Bellovin explains:

The fundamental premise of the proposed strategy is that our serious Internet security problems are due to lack of sufficient authentication. That is demonstrably false. The biggest problem was and is buggy code. All the authentication in the world won't stop a bad guy who goes around the authentication system, either by finding bugs exploitable before authentication is performed, finding bugs in the authentication system itself ...


Tanf And Low-Income Family Support: Hearing Before The H. Subcomm. On Income Security And Family Support Of The H. Comm. On Ways And Means, 111th Cong., Mar. 11, 2010 (Statement Of Professor Peter B. Edelman, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter B. Edelman Mar 2010

Tanf And Low-Income Family Support: Hearing Before The H. Subcomm. On Income Security And Family Support Of The H. Comm. On Ways And Means, 111th Cong., Mar. 11, 2010 (Statement Of Professor Peter B. Edelman, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter B. Edelman

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TANF should be a work-based safety net that strengthens families. The history of the past fourteen years shows the way to improving it for the future. It would be more successful in promoting work if it analyzed the individual needs and challenges of recipients and provided tailored education, training, support services, and other assistance to help people get and keep jobs. It would be more successful as a safety net if benefits were increased and if people in need could succeed in greater numbers in gaining access to the program.


Problems In Mortgage Servicing From Modification To Foreclosure: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., Nov. 16, 2010 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin Jan 2010

Problems In Mortgage Servicing From Modification To Foreclosure: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing, & Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., Nov. 16, 2010 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin

Testimony Before Congress

The mortgage foreclosure process is beset by a variety of problems. These range from procedural defects (including, but not limited to robosigning) to outright counterfeiting of documents to questions about the validity of private-label mortgage securitizations that could mean that these mortgage-backed securities are not actually backed by any mortgages whatsoever. While the extent of these problems is unknown at present, the evidence is mounting that it is not limited to one-off cases, but that there may be pervasive defects throughout the foreclosure and securitization processes.

The problems in the mortgage market are highly technical, but they are extremely serious ...


Robo-Signing, Chain Of Title, Loss Mitigation, And Other Issues In Mortgage Servicing: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Hous. And Cmty. Opportunity Of The H. Fin. Serv. Comm., 111th Cong., Nov. 18, 2010 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin Jan 2010

Robo-Signing, Chain Of Title, Loss Mitigation, And Other Issues In Mortgage Servicing: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Hous. And Cmty. Opportunity Of The H. Fin. Serv. Comm., 111th Cong., Nov. 18, 2010 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin

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The US is now in its forth year of a mortgage crisis in which over 3 million families have lost their homes and another 2.5 million are currently scheduled to lose theirs. Repeated government loan modification or refinancing initiatives have failed miserably. To this sad state of affairs, there now come a variety of additional problems: faulty foreclosures due to irregularities ranging from procedural defects (including, but not limited to robosigning) to outright counterfeiting of documents; predatory servicing practices that precipitate borrower defaults and then overcharge for foreclosure services that are ultimately paid for by investors; and questions about ...


The State Of The American Child: Securing Our Children’S Future: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Children & Families Of The S. Comm On Health, Educ., Labor & Pensions, 111th Cong., Nov. 18, 2010 (Statement Of Professor Peter B. Edelman, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter B. Edelman Jan 2010

The State Of The American Child: Securing Our Children’S Future: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Children & Families Of The S. Comm On Health, Educ., Labor & Pensions, 111th Cong., Nov. 18, 2010 (Statement Of Professor Peter B. Edelman, Geo. U. L. Center), Peter B. Edelman

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You have asked me to reflect on the achievements and disappointments of recent decades with regard to child poverty in our country, on lessons learned, and on what we need to do going forward.

It is impossible to understand child poverty trends without placing them in a context of what has happened to the American economy and to the distribution of income and wealth. Except for the last half of the 1990s, the economic history of the past four decades has been one of near‐stagnation for people with jobs that pay below the median wage in the country ‐‐ the ...


Home Foreclosures: Will Voluntary Mortgage Modification Help Families Save Their Homes? Part Ii? : Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary Subcomm. On Commercial And Administrative Law, 111th Cong., Dec. 11, 2009 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin Dec 2009

Home Foreclosures: Will Voluntary Mortgage Modification Help Families Save Their Homes? Part Ii? : Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary Subcomm. On Commercial And Administrative Law, 111th Cong., Dec. 11, 2009 (Statement Of Associate Professor Adam J. Levitin, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin

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The results to date from MHAP are deeply disappointing. Even the most optimistic view of HAMP and HARP’s potential would now project the programs as having only a minor impact on the foreclosure crisis. Until and unless the problems of unemployment; negative equity, and servicer capacity, incentives, and contract restrictions are addressed, we are unlikely to see noticeably different results. These issues cannot be addressed within the current structure of HAMP.

Unfortunately, none of the solutions for foreclosures due to unemployment are particularly satisfying, and without addressing unemployment, foreclosures will remain at elevated levels. Bankruptcy presents possible solutions to ...


Testimony On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (Enda) And The Religious Exemption : Hearing Before The H. Comm. On Education And Labor, 111th Cong., Sept. 23, 2009 (Statement Of Adjunct Professor David N. Saperstein, Geo. U. L. Center), David N. Saperstein Sep 2009

Testimony On The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (Enda) And The Religious Exemption : Hearing Before The H. Comm. On Education And Labor, 111th Cong., Sept. 23, 2009 (Statement Of Adjunct Professor David N. Saperstein, Geo. U. L. Center), David N. Saperstein

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We are long past the point when our laws should permit discrimination against any individual because of their sexual orientation. Just as we do not tolerate behavior that discriminates based on race, gender, national origin or religion, so should we be clear about discrimination based on the characteristic of being gay or lesbian. For many of America’s faith traditions, this is a religious value. It is a moral value. And for all of us, it is of great social and economic value, as evidenced by the nearly 90% of Fortune 500 companies that already have policies consistent with ENDA ...


Prudential Bank Supervision: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., Aug. 4, 2009 (Statement Of Daniel K. Tarullo, Geo. U. L. Center), Daniel K. Tarullo Aug 2009

Prudential Bank Supervision: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., Aug. 4, 2009 (Statement Of Daniel K. Tarullo, Geo. U. L. Center), Daniel K. Tarullo

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Establishing A Framework For Systemic Risk Regulation: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., July 23, 2009 (Statement Of Daniel K. Tarullo, Geo. U. L. Center), Daniel K. Tarullo Jul 2009

Establishing A Framework For Systemic Risk Regulation: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Banking, Housing And Urban Affairs, 111th Cong., July 23, 2009 (Statement Of Daniel K. Tarullo, Geo. U. L. Center), Daniel K. Tarullo

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Worsening Foreclosure Crisis: Is It Time To Reconsider Bankruptcy Reform?: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Administrative Oversight And The Courts Of The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., July 23, 2009 (Statement Of Adam J. Levitin, Associate Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin Jul 2009

Worsening Foreclosure Crisis: Is It Time To Reconsider Bankruptcy Reform?: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Administrative Oversight And The Courts Of The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., July 23, 2009 (Statement Of Adam J. Levitin, Associate Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Adam J. Levitin

Testimony Before Congress

The clear finding from my research is that mortgage prices are largely insensitive to bankruptcy modification risk. Permitting bankruptcy modification is unlikely to result in higher mortgage costs or lower mortgage credit availability.

The foreclosure crisis is not about to stop any time soon. Judicially-supervised restructuring of mortgages is the only tool we have left in the box. It's a tool we know can work. It's a tool that can save hundreds of thousands of families their homes and help stabilize communities, housing markets, and the economy. It's time to use it.


Advertising Trends And Consumer Protection: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Commerce, Science And Transportation, 111th Cong., July 22, 2009 (Statement Of David Vladeck, Geo. U. L. Center), David C. Vladeck Jul 2009

Advertising Trends And Consumer Protection: Hearing Before The S. Comm. On Commerce, Science And Transportation, 111th Cong., July 22, 2009 (Statement Of David Vladeck, Geo. U. L. Center), David C. Vladeck

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Sunshine In Litigation Act Of 2009: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Commercial And Administrative Law Of The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., June 4, 2009 (Statement Of Sherman L. Cohn, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Sherman L. Cohn Jun 2009

Sunshine In Litigation Act Of 2009: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Commercial And Administrative Law Of The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., June 4, 2009 (Statement Of Sherman L. Cohn, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), Sherman L. Cohn

Testimony Before Congress

I urge that the issue before the Congress in the proposed “Sunshine in Litigation Act of 2009” is really one of social values and a choice to be made among various values and that that is a substantive matter rather than a mere matter of procedure. It is a choice among values that Congress, the legislative arm of the federal government, is charged with making and in this case should make.


What Went Wrong: Torture And The Office Of Legal Counsel In The Bush Administration: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Administrative Oversight And The Courts Of The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., May 13, 2009 (Statement Of David Luban, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David Luban May 2009

What Went Wrong: Torture And The Office Of Legal Counsel In The Bush Administration: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Administrative Oversight And The Courts Of The S. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., May 13, 2009 (Statement Of David Luban, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David Luban

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The mission of the Office of Legal Counsel is to give the President advice to guide him in fulfilling an awesome constitutional obligation: to take care that the laws are faithfully executed. Faithful execution means interpreting the law without stretching it and without looking for loopholes. OLC's job is not to rubber-stamp administration policies, and it is not to provide legal cover for illegal actions.

Unfortunately, the interrogation memos fall far short of professional standards of candid advice and independent judgment. They involve a selective and in places deeply eccentric reading of the law. The memos cherry-pick sources of ...


Medical Device Safety Act Of 2009: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Health Of The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 111th Cong., May 12, 2009 (Statement Of David C. Vladeck, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David C. Vladeck May 2009

Medical Device Safety Act Of 2009: Hearing Before The Subcomm. On Health Of The H. Comm. On Energy And Commerce, 111th Cong., May 12, 2009 (Statement Of David C. Vladeck, Prof. Of Law, Geo. U. L. Center), David C. Vladeck

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I start with a brief history of the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 and explain why that history demonstrates that Congress quite clearly intended to preserve state liability law, not wipe it away. I will then turn to the Court's ruling in Riegel and address why the Court's wooden, textual approach to the Amendments -- which ignores their purpose -- led the Court to conclude, wrongly, that Congress intended the Amendments to preempt state liability claims for devices approved by FDA under the pre-market approval process. Next, I discuss the impact Riegel has had in the courts, resulting in the ...


In The Matter Of Exemption To Prohibition On Circumvention Of Copyright Protection Systems For Access Control Technologies: Hearing Before The U.S. Copyright Office, Library Of Cong., May 6, 2009 (Statement Of Roger V. Skalbeck, Geo. U. L. Library, On Behalf Of The American Association Of Law Libraries, The Medical Library Association And The Special Libraries Association), Roger Skalbeck May 2009

In The Matter Of Exemption To Prohibition On Circumvention Of Copyright Protection Systems For Access Control Technologies: Hearing Before The U.S. Copyright Office, Library Of Cong., May 6, 2009 (Statement Of Roger V. Skalbeck, Geo. U. L. Library, On Behalf Of The American Association Of Law Libraries, The Medical Library Association And The Special Libraries Association), Roger Skalbeck

Testimony Before Congress

The American Association of Law Libraries, the Medical Library Association, and the Special Libraries Association submit the following comments on exemptions that should be granted pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 1201 (a)(1)(C).

Our request for an exemption is specifically aimed at literary and audiovisual works, usually commercially-produced, lawfully-acquired DVDs, when circumvention is used to make compilations of brief portions of the works for educational use by faculty members in a classroom setting.

Specifically, we request that the exemption granted to faculty in media and film studies programs after the 2006 rulemaking proceeding be broadened to faculty of ...


Patent Reform Act Of 2009: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., April 30, 2009 (Statement Of Professor John R. Thomas, Geo. U. L. Center), John R. Thomas Apr 2009

Patent Reform Act Of 2009: Hearing Before The H. Comm. On The Judiciary, 111th Cong., April 30, 2009 (Statement Of Professor John R. Thomas, Geo. U. L. Center), John R. Thomas

Testimony Before Congress

Two types of patent damages reforms have been proposed before the 111th Congress. One would effectively reinforce the existing ability of accused infringers to challenge expert testimony as failing to meet prevailing standards of relevancy and reliability.The other would clarify current standards for patent damages law. In my opinion, both sorts of reforms would potentially play signficant roles in bringing greater predictability to patent damages law, and both deserve further consideration.