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FORTHCOMING – Inside or Out? The Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Program’s Antiretaliation Protections for Internal Reporting

In this article [forthcoming in Vol. 86.4], Professor Pacella examines the Fifth Circuit’s “disappointing precedent” in Asadi v. G.E. Energy (USA), LLC, 720 F.3d 620 (5th Cir. 2013).

Will other Circuits rule similarly? Will the Supreme Court need to weigh in? Whether you are interested in Dodd-Frank, whistleblower law, or the world of securities generally, this article offers insight into the importance of internal compliance programs and antiretaliation protections…

A succinct analysis of the Fifth Circuit’s decision may also be found here: (

Is the President’s Recognition Power Exclusive?

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Zivotofsky ex rel. Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State) held last year, in the context of a conflict between an act of Congress and an executive decision, that the recognition of foreign states and governments is an exclusive executive power. Now, the case spurred by a seemingly innocuous passport statute has made its way up to the Supreme Court for the second time.

In this article, Professor Reinstein provides the first in-depth analysis in nearly a century of the historical relationship of the executive and legislative branches to the recognition power. A must-read for those awaiting the Zivotofsky arguments, scheduled for November 3, 2014.

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