Sep 25

The Americans with Disabilities Act and Cyberspace: Who Will Provide Sorely Needed Guidance?

Posted by John McMickle

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed by President George H.W. Bush in 1990, has the laudable purpose of providing “a clear and comprehensive national mandate” to promote access to public accommodations for the disabled by providing “clear, strong, consistent, enforceable standards.” On the law’s twenty-fifth anniversary, Attorney General Loretta Lynch observed “the…

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Nov 14

‘Drive-by’ lawsuits under disabilities statute costing economy

Posted by John McMickle

Congress has recently taken up the issue of frivolous litigation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under this landmark legislation, owners of public accommodations are required to ensure that hotels, restaurants shopping malls and other places of business are accessible to the disabled. As a result of this law, disabled Americans are…

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Jul 27

Beef Up Antitrust Law to Fight Chinese Price-Fixing Schemes

Posted by John McMickle

By John McMickle Chinese companies, in connection with the Chinese government, have successfully used federal courts to hide possible evidence of an illegal price fixing conspiracy that has resulted in serious harm to American manufacturers. In a court case denied review in the Supreme Court earlier this year, China escaped punishment under American…

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Nov 22

Trump Win Provides Moment of Clarity on Income Equality

Posted by John McMickle

Donald Trump’s populist victory may, finally, usher in an era of common sense thinking on the topic of economic inequality. The widening gap between rich and poor has been the topic of much discussion and debate of late. However, the solutions proposed by Democrats and others of the left invariably miss the mark.…

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Jun 17

How the Clinton Administration Made it Harder on Student Borrowers

Posted by John McMickle

In the late 1990s, the Clinton Administration spearheaded an effort to make it dramatically more difficult for Americans with student loans to obtain loan forgiveness in bankruptcy.  With the recent jobs report indicating a tepid job market, employment prospects for recent college graduates with high levels of student debt would seem to be…

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