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Work Visa Expansion Aims to Ease Border Surge, Summer Labor Woes

Both Democratic and Republican administrations have boosted the number of available H-2B visas to address critical labor shortages in seasonal industries. The Biden administration hopes expanding the program might help stem the surge of asylum seekers at the southern border. It’s unclear, though, if it will make a difference.


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Greg Bordelon
University of Maine School of Law
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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Clarence Thomas & Oral Arguments: Taciturn to Talkative

The US Supreme Court sided with a photographer who says Andy Warhol violated her copyright by using her work to create 16 images of the musician Prince. In this video before oral arguments back in October, we explored the case and the key consideration of "transformative use."

Kagan Takes Small But Real Step Toward High Court Transparency

Former deputy solicitor general of the US Philip Allen Lacovara says that Justice Elena Kagan made a small concession toward greater disclosure by providing the reason she recused from a case in the court’s weekly orders list. If other justices follow her lead, incremental changes like this could start to rebuild trust in the court, Lacovara writes.

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Archegos Insurer Sues to Avoid Covering Costs of Firm’s Failure

An insurer for Bill Hwang and his Archegos Capital Management is suing to avoid paying any costs incurred by Archegos, Hwang and other senior executives of the investment firm from a separate suit by a former employee who claims the implosion of the family office cost him as much as $50 million.

TRAILER: Why Does the FTC Want to Banish Noncompetes?

Unanimity Doesn’t Mean Supreme Court Actually Agrees (Podcast)

Facial Recognition Tech: Are Total Bans the Best Move?

Puerto Rico's Tax Reform Faces Hurdles Amid Criticism