Special Encore Presentation: New Rules for Construction and Contracting in the Saudi Market – SCOTUS on Human Gene Patentability – Fate of Federal Student Loans – Immigration Debate Watch

September 5, 2013
Hosted by Squire Patton Boggs

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Episode Description

On this week’s Capital Thinking, Kevin O’Neill welcomes first time guest Jihad Turkisatni to discuss a series of new construction and contracting rules pertaining to activities in the Saudi Arabian market. Next, Richard Oparil will offer his insights on the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision on the patentability of human genes. Then, Amy Budner Smith and Dana Weekes update us on the intense student loan interest rate debate as the July 1 deadline for rate increases looms ahead. Lastly, Sam Mudrick, another fresh voice on the show, will conclude the broadcast with developments on immigration reform, including the implicat the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act will have on immigrants involved in same-sex relationships. Follow us on Twitter @capitalthinking and tweet your responses.

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