Why Is It So Difficult For Rep Jackie Speier A Lawyer To
first_img Order Your Copy Strategies For Minimizing Risk Under The FCPA A compliance guide with issue-spotting scenarios, skills exercises and model answers. “This book is a prime example of why corporate compliance professionals and practitioners alike continue to listen to Professor Koehler.” Politicians of any party are entitled to whatever opinions they have regarding public policy issues or other politicians.However, they are not entitled to opinions about the basics of a law and what it captures.Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) is a lawyer and received a J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law.  As such presumably she knows how to read a statute and determine its essential elements.Yet time and time again, as it relates to Representative Speier’s views on President Donald Trump, she has displayed a shocking misunderstanding of what the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act covers.As highlighted in this 2017 post, Representative Speier stated on MSNBC’s Hardball:“[I]f you do business in any country where you believe that there is money that`s being used that is being laundered, you`re subject to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.”As highlighted in this February 2019 post, Representative Speier went on CNN and proclaimed the following about the FCPA:“It is a requirement that anyone doing business with a foreign entity make sure that none of the money that comes into a project has been laundered.”Most recently, Representative Speier went on CNN and continued to make false and misleading statements about the FCPA. She stated:“[W]e see that [President Trump] is willing to engage in criminal conduct, whether it’s in the White House or before he even became president. When he was willing to accept money from anyone and not comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which would require him to determine whether the money was laundered. And he accepted a lot of cash for many of his real properties. So you have criminality there.”Dear Representative Speier:Here is a copy of the FCPA statute. If you have any questions about the statute and what it covers, I’d be happy to answer questions. In fact, you can reach me at fcpaprofessor@gmail.com. Should you have any further questions, I invite you to my two-day FCPA Institute to elevate your FCPA knowledge.Regardless, please stop spreading false and misleading information about the FCPA. As a lawyer, you should really know better.To the media who continue to provide Representative Speier a platform to spread false and misleading information about a law – why?last_img
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This ball of gas is racing around the black hole at our

first_imgFollowing up on the serendipitous discovery, the astronomers saw the three flares move in small 45-minute orbits, and the polarization of their light rotated full circle in the same period. The scientists calculated that this must be material circulating around the black hole, just outside the closest orbit in which objects can move without being sucked in. The finding, the team says, is another firm piece of evidence that Sagittarius A* is the galaxy’s fathomless dark heart. Email By Daniel CleryOct. 31, 2018 , 5:00 AM Earlier this year, astronomers were looking for signs that S2, the star with the closest known orbit to the supermassive black hole thought to be at the center of the Milky Way, might—as predicted by Albert Einstein—deviate from the orbital path prescribed by Newtonian gravity.But while they were watching, they spied something else: three bright infrared flares unrelated to the star (visualization above). Those flares, the researchers reveal today, are the signs of superheated gas racing almost as close to the black hole as possible without getting sucked in—at 30% the speed of light.Observing the action so close to the galactic center, known as Sagittarius A*, is extremely challenging because it is distant, small, and shrouded in gas and dust. The team used the world’s largest optical instrument, the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile, and combined the light of its four 8.2-meter mirrors to get the resolution of a 130-meter virtual telescope using a new instrument called GRAVITY. This ball of gas is racing around the black hole at our galaxy’s heart Click to view the privacy policy. Required fields are indicated by an asterisk (*) ESO/Gravity Consortium/L. Calçada Sign up for our daily newsletter Get more great content like this delivered right to you! Country Country * Afghanistan Aland Islands Albania Algeria Andorra Angola Anguilla Antarctica Antigua and Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia, Plurinational State of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Bouvet Island Brazil British Indian Ocean Territory Brunei Darussalam Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central African Republic Chad Chile China Christmas Island Cocos (Keeling) Islands Colombia Comoros Congo Congo, the Democratic Republic of the Cook Islands Costa Rica Cote d’Ivoire Croatia Cuba Curaçao Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Djibouti Dominica Dominican Republic Ecuador Egypt El Salvador Equatorial Guinea Eritrea Estonia Ethiopia Falkland Islands (Malvinas) Faroe Islands Fiji Finland France French Guiana French Polynesia French Southern Territories Gabon Gambia Georgia Germany Ghana Gibraltar Greece Greenland Grenada Guadeloupe Guatemala Guernsey Guinea Guinea-Bissau Guyana Haiti Heard Island and McDonald Islands Holy See (Vatican City State) Honduras Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran, Islamic Republic of Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Republic of Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Lao People’s Democratic Republic Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macao Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Moldova, Republic of Monaco Mongolia Montenegro Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Norfolk Island Norway Oman Pakistan Palestine Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Pitcairn Poland Portugal Qatar Reunion Romania Russian Federation Rwanda Saint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Martin (French part) Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Sint Maarten (Dutch part) Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Sudan Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Svalbard and Jan Mayen Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syrian Arab Republic Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania, United Republic of Thailand Timor-Leste Togo Tokelau Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Tuvalu Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of Vietnam Virgin Islands, British Wallis and Futuna Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwelast_img read more

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