Government & Regulation

Victory in Landmark Election Law Case

HLF Defends First Amendment Freedoms in Van Hollen v. Federal Election Commission

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit unanimously ruled against attempts by U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) to force the Federal Election Commission to unilaterally change its donor disclosure rules, The Hispanic Leadership Fund previously filed, and the court accepted, its motion to intervene as a defendant […]

Clean Power Plan: Nevada is an Example of its Terrible Consequences

Attorney General Adam Laxalt Can Take an Important Step to Protect Families

There are many great situations to emulate the saying, “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” For President Obama and the Environmental Protection Agency, that approach, when it comes to regulating carbon emissions, might come at a substantial cost to Nevada’s power grid and its people. Early on in President Obama’s administration, he […]

Intellectual Property Rights and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Provision on Biologic Medicines Could Slow Innovation

The Obama Administration’s Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Intellectual Property Rights (ITAC) has just released a new report on the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a new trade agreement between the United States. and 11 other countries around the Pacific Rim. The TPP agreement is set to lower intellectual property protections for promising new […]

Puerto Rican Governor Skips Senate Hearing

Debt Issue has Worsened Under His Harmful Policies

Today the U.S. Senate Finance Committee will hold a hearing on the “Financial and Economic Challenges in Puerto Rico.” Absent from the list of witnesses list is Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro García Padilla, who has been advocating for Chapter 9 bankruptcy for the Island and whose policies have worsened the economic environment in Puerto Rico.  […]

Concerns Regarding Invalidated Patents and Appeals Process in Apple v. Samsung Case

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied Samsung’s motion for a stay pending their appeal to the Supreme Court in their design patent case with Apple. Following this denial, Apple’s lawyers requested entry of a “partial final judgment” to request that the damages (other than those related to devices for […]

HLF Responds to Disappointing Federal Appeals Court Decision in Apple v. Samsung

End Result is Likely to be Higher Prices and Less Innovation

We are extremely disappointed when we learned yesterday that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit denied a petition for a rehearing en banc regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with design patents. The Hispanic community has a vested interest in this case and we have spoken to these concerns numerous […]

Threats to Consumers and Small Businesses Continue in Latest Round of Apple v. Samsung

HLF Files Another Amicus Briefing Warning of Effect on Prices, Innovation, and Small Businesses

On July 1st, the Hispanic Leadership Fund filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding the Apple v. Samsung case dealing with smartphone design and supposed patent infringement. If the monetary damages the lower court awarded are upheld, consumers and small businesses will bear an unfair and unnecessary […]

Obama Administration to Implement Devastating Energy Regulation

New Study Shows EPA Rule will Result in Increased Poverty and Job Losses

A year ago the Environmental Protection Agency released what it calls its “Clean Power Plan,” and has announced intentions to finalize its proposal in the next few months, which is supposed to cut pollution and improve health and environmental conditions. However, the EPA’s own climate model emulator shows that the results of the plan’s implementation […]