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ARCHIVE: European Community v. RJR Nabisco: UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS 2 FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT / (Argued: February 24, 2012 Decided: April 23, 2014 7 8 Corrected: April 29, 2014 Amended: August 20, 2014 ) (PDF)

The Court of Appeals concludes that the RICO claims are within the scope of the statute and that the state law claims are within federal diversity jurisdiction. Accordingly, the judgment of the district court is VACATED, and the case is REMANDED.
SCOTUSBlog
added Feb 17, 2016 23:28
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ARCHIVE: European Community v. RJR Nabisco Inc. - Second Circuit: Second Circuit Denies Petition to Rehear Case in Which Panel Held that the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) Applies to Extraterritorial Conduct

the underlying civil action alleged that RJR Nabisco was engaged in a complex multi-step racketeering scheme involving the extraterritorial sale of RJR Nabisco cigarettes. The complaint charges RJR Nabisco with the predicate acts of extraterritorial pros
American Bar Association
added Feb 17, 2016 22:37
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[Europe] FANKEL: In RJR case, Supreme Court to decide if RICO reaches abroad

Court’s answer to that question could have important consequences not just for global businesses like RJR but also for human rights plaintiffs shut out of court by the justices’ 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which said victims of atroc
Reuters
added Oct 2, 2015 13:45
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[Europe] Supreme Court to decide whether EU can bring racketeering case against US tobacco company

A federal judge threw out the claims, but a three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that racketeering laws can apply to crimes committed in foreign countries. The EU alleges that RJR orchestrated the scheme with the he
AP - Associated Press
added Oct 2, 2015 13:44
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HIGHTOWER: The Gop Gang Of Supremes Go After Obamacare

the Supreme Court's black-robed gang of far-right ideologues are rampaging again! ... It sprang from a frivolous lawsuit concocted in 2010 by a right-wing front group funded by such self-serving oligarchs as the Koch brothers, Big Oil, Big Tobacco and Big
Creators Syndicate
added Mar 5, 2015 17:34
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Bob Bauer’s Advice on Campaign Finance Reform: Aim Low, or Prepare to Get Sued

Former White House counsel Robert Bauer on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to aim low in crafting new rules for campaign contributions in the wake of a 2014 U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down certain donation limits.
National Law Journal
added Feb 11, 2015 17:11
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Supreme Court strikes down limits on federal campaign donations

The Supreme Court’s divisive decision Wednesday striking down a Watergate-era limit on campaign contributions was the latest milestone for conservative justices who are disassembling a campaign finance regime they feel violates free-speech rights.
Washington Post
added Apr 2, 2014 23:07
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SIDES: The Supreme Court might strike down overall contribution limits. And that’s okay.

if McCutcheon is successful the campaign finance system might even become better in terms of transparency and promoting moderation in the nation’s politics.
Washington Post
added Oct 9, 2013 22:43
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HILTZIK: The next Citizens United case?

The consequences of loosening the aggregate limit could be dire, re-creating "the system of legalized bribery that existed prior to the Watergate campaign finance scandals," warns Fred Wertheimer of the progressive group Democracy 21.
Los Angeles Times
added Oct 9, 2013 22:39
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PATRICE: McCutcheon Oral Argument: Or, Justice Scalia Explains How $3.5 Million Isn’t That Much Money

1. The oral argument revealed how incredibly dumb the legal landscape becomes under the logic of Citizens United. If you haven’t been following McCutcheon, it’s basically the next logical step in the incremental dismantling of the campaign financing law
Above the Law (blog)
added Oct 9, 2013 22:28
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