Tag Archives: Obama

Obama Administration Announces New Actions to Advance Equal Pay, Lauren A. Khouri

by Guest Blogger — Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

On the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced new actions to advance equal pay for equal work. President Obama, EEOC Chair Jenny Yang, and EEOC Commissioner Charlotte Burrows announced on Friday, January 29 that the EEOC, White House, and U.S. Department […]

Mooting the APA Challenge to Obama’s Immigration Policy

by Andy Grewal — Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

In a characteristically thoughtful post, my co-blogger Daniel Hemel considers a puzzle raised by the ongoing battle over the Obama administration’s decision to offer relief to some unlawful aliens. The Supreme Court, in United States v. Texas, will soon consider the legality of the administration’s actions under the “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and […]

Disclosing the Tax Loopholes in the Iran Deal

by Andy Grewal — Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

This week, Congressman Paul Ryan sent a letter to President Obama expressing concern that the nuclear deal with Iran would include special tax breaks for that country. The letter asks for a commitment to not extend such tax breaks during the remainder of the President’s term. Generally, under Section 901 of the tax code, U.S. […]

Policy, Politics, and Administrative Law: The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action Program

by Connor N. Raso — Monday, Apr. 20, 2015

The Obama administration’s deferred action program for eligible undocumented immigrants has thrust an obscure issue into the spotlight: when must federal agencies allow the public to comment on their policy initiatives? In February, a federal judge issued a temporary injunction against the program largely on the grounds that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision […]