Exploratory fracking wells in Britain will soon proceed without requiring any planning permission from the government. Local governments may also lose all say in regulating the matter. It is all part of an attempt to reboot the ailing fracking industry.
When the U.S. announced re-imposition of tough sanctions against Iran last week, this also meant most major economies also had to fall in line with U.S. demands. If EU leaders stand firm against the U.S. on the JPCOA, this could mean changing the currencies the EU uses to continue to do business with Iran.
The United States unilaterally withdrew from the Iran JPCOA on May 10. One of the unintended consequences of that action may be Iran repricing its oil in Chinese Yuan.
In two separate rulings last week, Federal Courts defended individuals entering the U.S. against warrantless digital search and seizures at the U.S. Border.
On April 5, a U.S. District Judge ruled that Massachusetts’ ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines does not violate the 2nd amendment. It is a landmark and well-crafted decision.