In late December 2005, President Bush signed into law a two-year extension of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act
of 2002 (TRIA), which had been set to expire at the end of the year.
Feingold was the easiest mark yet: the only member of the United States Senate who had voted against the PATRIOT Act
One of the most significant controversies that will have to be addressed over the next year is the fate of the 2001 counter-terrorism bill known as the Patriot Act
TRIA provides for a federally funded backstop for insurers in the event of a "certified act
of terrorism;" in particular, acts
committed by one or more persons acting on behalf of a foreign person or foreign interest.
It may seem strange to us now, but Acts
apparently did not find much of an audience for a hundred years or so after it was written.
The Alien and Sedition Acts
are notorious in history for their abuse of basic civil liberties.
However, because of the differing objectives of the two acts
, the degree of specificity required differs markedly.
Allied Irish"), a bank holding company within the meaning of the Bank Holding Company Act
"), has requested the Board's approval under section 3 of the BHC Act
For example, will insurance for noncertified acts
of terrorism be available?
extends many of the provisions contained in the Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act
of 2005 to cover individuals and businesses affected by hurricanes Rita and Wilma.
While much of the discussion on the new act
has centered on the more stringent requirements on individuals to qualify for relief, the legislation impacts a wide range of bankruptcy provisions beyond the consumer and individual tax issues discussed here.
Still We Rise: On August 30, a coalition of more than 50 New York City community-based organizations--including Housing Works, NYC AIDS Housing Network, Positive Health Project, ACT
UP New York, African Services Committee, Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project, Gay Men's Health Crisis, Latino Commission on AIDS and Minority Taskforce on AIDS--marched on Madison Square Garden.