Wyoming

The mountain-region state of Wyoming is the 10th largest state by area, and the least populous state in the US. The entire population is below that of several major US cities and metropolitan areas in the country. Cheyenne is the capital and most populous city in the state. It was admitted as the 44th state into the Union on July 10, 1890.

Nearly ⅔ of the entire state is covered by the Rocky Mountains, and the eastern ⅓ of the state is covered by prairie lands known as the High Plains. Nearly ½ the total landmass of the state is owned by the Federal Government. Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park lie within the state’s borders, and are among the most visited national parks in the country. There are also two national monuments in the state, several national forests, wildlife refuges, fish hatcheries, and historic sites.

The state’s economy is primarily drawn from industries which include coal mining, oil, trona, and natural gas mining and resource production. Agriculture including wildlife, beef, cattle, poultry, beets, grain, hay, sugar, and wool are also produced in high volumes. Tourism also greatly contributes to the state’s economy given the parks and historic sites. Yellowstone National Park, the Black Hills, Grand Teton National Park, Devil’s Tower, Old Faithful Geyser, and the Yellowstone River, are among the leading tourist attractions in the state.

The state government of Wyoming is established by the Wyoming Constitution, and like most states and the federal government, the executive, legislative, and judicial branches split political power in the state.

The executive branch includes a governor, a secretary of state, auditor, treasurer and superintendent of public instruction. There is no lieutenant governor in Wyoming, the secretary of state is tapped to take over for the governor if he or she is incapacitated. 

The Wyoming State Legislature includes a House of Representatives with 60 members, and a Senate with 30 members.  Wyoming has only one at-large representative in the Federal House of Representatives, due to the state’s sparse population, and contributes 3 electoral votes during elections.

The judicial system in Wyoming is unusual, in that there is no intermediate appellate court.  The highest court is the Supreme Court of Wyoming, and this court’s five justices preside over appeals from the lower courts.  The state also has circuit courts of limited jurisdiction, handling civil claims with smaller dollar amounts, misdemeanor criminal offenses, etc.  Judges in the state were previously elected by a popular vote on a nonpartisan ballot, however, in 1972 the Wyoming constitution was amended to adopt a system where judges are nominated by a nominating commission and appointed by the governor.

Wyoming is part of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Stories and news including cybersecurity, data protection, online virtual currency and emerging blockchain technologies in the state, are among the stories covered by the National Law Review.  Additionally, topics such as  E-verify programs, immigration laws, labor and employment laws, breach notification, discrimination, and other relevant stories unfolding in the state.

Date Title Organization
15
Dec
Wyoming LLCs Apparently Driving Cybersecurity Threats Robinson & Cole LLP
10
Aug
Part 3: An Update on the Federal and State E-Roe-sion or P-Roe-tection of Abortion Rights Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
28
Jul
FFF Sovereign Immunity Series – Part XIII and Wrap-Up Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
19
Jul
Corporate Transparency Act Compliance for DAOs Is Unclear Polsinelli PC
31
May
Part II: With New DAO Law on the Books, Utah Joins Race with Wyoming and Tennessee to Become U.S. “Crypto Capital” Proskauer Rose LLP
26
May
Part I: With New DAO Law on the Books, Utah Joins Race with Wyoming and Tennessee to Become U.S. “Crypto Capital” Proskauer Rose LLP
21
Apr
State Solutions to a Mobile Workforce Blank Rome LLP
1
Mar
Trending in Telehealth: February 20 – 26, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
27
Feb
Telecom Alert: Colorado Emergency Service Network Reliability Rules; 3.45 GHz Band Waiver Granted; Terrestrial Providers Satellite Expansion NPRM; CPF Grants [Vol. XX, Issue 9] Keller and Heckman LLP
21
Feb
Trending in Telehealth: February 13 – 19, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
16
Feb
Trending in Telehealth: February 6 – 12, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
24
Jan
Trending in Telehealth: January 17 – 23, 2023 McDermott Will & Emery
22
Dec
Custodia Bank Is, Once Again, Asking for a Federal Reserve Master Account Proskauer Rose LLP
30
Aug
Interior Department Determines ‘Tier 2 Shortage Conditions’ on Colorado River Requiring Additional Water Delivery Cuts, Other Actions in 2023 Greenberg Traurig, LLP
28
Jul
Federal Reserve Issues Stark Warning for Competitor Banks Looking to Poach Employees Jones Walker LLP
5
Jul
Protecting Health Information Post Roe Part 1: Steps for Women Mintz
10
Jun
Let Me In: Wyoming Special Purpose Bank Sues FED for Access to Payments System K&L Gates
8
Jun
Summer State/Local Law Round-Up, Part 2 of 2: Ohio through West Virginia (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
May
Wyoming vs. Delaware Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
20
Apr
Hydrogen Rising: New Mexico Secretary of Environment James Kenney Discusses the State’s Multiple Hydrogen-Focused Initiatives [PODCAST] K&L Gates
8
Apr
Prosecutors Target Fake COVID-19 Immunization and Vaccination Cards ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Mar
PBM Regulatory Roundup (Spring 2022): The 8th Circuit Rules and More States Issue Regulations Mintz
14
Mar
Non-Competes: No More Blue Penciling in Wyoming Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
10
Mar
Wyoming Enacts Genetic Data Privacy Act Robinson & Cole LLP
8
Mar
Wyoming Supreme Court Eliminates the Blue Pencil Rule for Noncompete Agreements March 8, 2022 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
1
Dec
Legal Status of Vaccine Mandates Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Nov
Court Blocks Implementation of CMS Vaccine Mandate in 10 States Greenberg Traurig, LLP
30
Nov
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Barred From Enforcing Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Rule in 10 States Jackson Lewis P.C.
29
Nov
Judge Blocks Portions of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Vaccine Mandate (US) Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
23
Nov
DAOsing Rods and the Power of Enforcement Prediction Polsinelli PC
12
Nov
SEC Halts DAO’s Registration of Two Stable Tokens as Securities, Alleging Material Deficiencies in the Disclosure Proskauer Rose LLP
12
Nov
10 States Sue Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Over COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Healthcare Workers Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
Nov
SEC Halts Registration of Two Digital Tokens Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
21
Sep
Wyoming and Maine Issue New Licensing Requirements Potentially Impacting Passive Loan Investors Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
2
Sep
U.S. Treasury Announces $5 Billion Allocation of New Markets Tax Credit Awards Greenberg Traurig, LLP
4
Aug
The Purposeful Tension Within the Doctrine of Beneficial Use Van Ness Feldman LLP
25
May
Wyoming Takes the Lead With Decentralized Autonomous Organizations Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
21
May
Unemployment Insurance System Update, Part III: Additional States Opting Out of Federal Unemployment Benefits Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
28
Apr
DOH Employee Error Causes Breach of COVID-19 and Other Health Data Affecting Nearly 165,000 Individuals Jackson Lewis P.C.
3
Apr
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – March 31- April 1, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
26
Feb
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – February 25, 2021 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Feb
Where to Open Shop: New Report Ranks the Best Places to Do Business in the U.S. Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
30
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 24-28, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
22
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 19-21, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Dec
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – December 9, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Dec
I’m Your Huckleberry - SEC Staff Statement on WY Division of Banking’s Letter on Custody of Digital Assets Polsinelli PC
26
Nov
SEC Responds to Wyoming’s Opinion on Custody of Digital Assets and Qualified Custodian Status Proskauer Rose LLP
23
Nov
COVID-19: US State Policy Report – November 20, 2020 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
17
Nov
Part 27 of the “The Restricting Covenant Series”: Disgorgement Faegre Drinker
16
Nov
SEC and Wyoming Division of Banking Address Custody of Digital Assets Hunton Andrews Kurth
 

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