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Conservative Justices Clash Over EPA

The recently decided U.S. Supreme Court case that questioned whether property owners in the toxically polluted towns of Opportunity and Crackerville, Montana, could sue […]

Former Sales Manager For Alstom Sentenced

Larry Puckett, a U.S.-based former sales manager for Alstom S.A., the multinational transport systems company, has been sentenced to two years of supervised release […]

Federal Circuit Rules That Agencies Can Retaliate Against Whistleblowers

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued a groundbreaking interpretation of the Whistleblower Act. According to the ruling issued April […]

Supreme Court Will Soon Decide If 27,000 Health Workers Should Be Deported

In 2017 the Trump administration rescinded the Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which protected the grown children of undocumented immigrants […]

Dissecting Supreme Court Opinions to See How They are Reached

In a post on Scotusblog, Adam Feldman delves into the notoriously opaque process by which the most important decisions in the legal system are […]

First Supreme Court Closedown Since the Spanish Flu

On March 12, the Supreme Court announced that it is closed to the public “until further notice” “[o]ut of concern for the health and […]

Dark Money Ties To Judicial Nominations

Attorney general Bill Barr, Office of Personnel Management director Dale Cabaniss, and White House counsel Pat Cipollone have received letters from five U.S. Senators, […]

Good News For Franchisers From The NLRB

The final rule regarding joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act, issued late last month by the National Labor Relations Board and scheduled […]

Supreme Court Defines “Actual” Knowledge

On Feb. 27, the Supreme Court ruled in a case in which the plaintiff  disputed the deadline for an ERISA claim based on fiduciary […]

Ninth Circuit Rules Against Mandatory Arbitration In California

A five year old class action alleging that AT&T used deceptive and unfair trade practices by marketing its mobile service data plans as unlimited […]