The American Law Institute 89th Annual Meeting


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  • Proposed Amendment to UCC Section 4A-108(c)
    Posted By: Kristen D. Adams | May 23, 2012 | 10:39 AM

    Professor Ronald Mann of Columbia Law School led the group in a discussion of a proposed amendment to Uniform Commercial Code section 4A-108(c) as a result of Dodd-Frank and at the behest of the Federal Reserve, after being brought to the Institute 's attention by the Permanent Editiorial Board. This small-but-important change to the black letter is intended to bring certain high-dollar transactions within the purview of Article 4A.

    This proposal is an example of the Institute at its most nimble, as it was prepared over a period of about two months.

    After providing a brief overview of the scope and purpose of Article 4A -- a particular treat insofar as this UCC professor is concerned, Professor Mann explained the current scope problem, as well as the proposed solution. In short, rather than stopping at the boundary of EFTA, the proposed solution would have Article 4A stop at the boundary of "electronic fund transfer," a defined term.
  • Attorney General Holder Addresses the Institute (Photos)
    Posted By: ALI Staff | May 23, 2012 | 09:52 AM

  • Attorney General Holder Addresses the Institute
    Posted By: Kristen D. Adams | May 23, 2012 | 09:39 AM

    Eric Holder, the United States Attorney General, addressed the Institute this morning. He thanked the Institute for its tradition of honoring and protecting equal justice under law, through its work. He also acknowledged that a great deal of important work remains to be done, especially in protecting the right to vote. He reminded the members that the founding vision of the Institute has not yet been realized, despite the progress that the organization and its members have made since the Institute was established in 1923.
    Attorney General Holder emphasized, among other challenges, changes in the law governing voter identification in several jurisdictions. While acknowledging the need to protect against voter fraud, he also reminded the Institute of the need to make sure that the franchise is fully available to students, members of of the military, and others whose ability to vote has sometimes been made more difficult.
  • Speech by Eric Holder
    Posted By: ALI Staff | May 23, 2012 | 09:29 AM

    At 9:00 AM on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. spoke about the Department of Justice's efforts to ensure the right to vote.

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