This Director’s Letter was originally published in the summer 2022 edition of The ALI Reporter. The American Law Institute is defined by its substantive work, principally its Restatements of the Law, its Principles of the Law, and its Model or Uniform Codes. I thought that it would be informative to provide a sense of the flow of our projects during that time. What new projects did we undertake? What projects did we complete? How much are we accomplishing? What is next on the horizon?
Two proposals were recently introduced which include legislation to reform and modernize the outdated Electoral Count Act of 1887 to ensure that the electoral votes tallied by Congress accurately reflect each state’s vote for President.
Following the approval of the 2022 joint American Law Institute and Uniform Law Commission project Amendments to the UCC, this article describes the effects of some of the amendments relating to electronic money on cryptocurrencies in general and Bitcoin in particular.
The Biden Administration’s Department of Education issued a new Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on June 23, 2022 intended to overhaul the Trump Administration’s May 2020 Title IX regulations. A Department-prepared Fact Sheet and Chart summarize the proposed regulations.
At its annual meeting, the Uniform Law Commission voted to approve 2022 joint ALI project Amendments to the UCC, recommending amendments or revisions to accommodate emerging technological developments.
U.S. Supreme Court Narrows Availability of Court-Ordered Discovery in Aid of Proceedings before Foreign and International Tribunals
The U.S. Supreme Court has finally spoken on the statutory authority of U.S. federal courts to order discovery in aid of proceedings before foreign and international tribunals.