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23 Jul 8:48 pm
"A conservative judiciary run amok": Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. has this op-ed online at The Washington Post. Online at Vox, Sarah Kliff has an essay titled "Halbig says Congress meant to limit subsidies; Congress disagrees." And today at his "Walshslaw" blog, law professor Kevin C. Walsh has a post titled "The judicial character of Chief Justice Roberts and the difference between the ACA subsidies and individual mandate cases." [read post]
23 Jul 8:45 pm
Zoe Argento (Roger Williams University School of Law) has posted Killing the Golden Goose: The Dangers of Strengthening Domestic Trade Secret Rights in Response to Cyber-Misappropriation (16 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 172 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Hackers all over the world exploit our reliance on computer systems to take American trade secrets. The response will likely be a dramatic strengthening of trade secret law. Congress has already passed statutes strengthening trade secret law, and more bills are pending. The alarmist rhetoric on cyber-risks to trade… [read post]
23 Jul 8:42 pm
"Sex Offender Has Case Over Residency Ban": Courthouse News Service has an article that begins, "A Texas man can sue a Dallas-area suburb over the constitutionality of its ban on registered sex offenders living within 1,500 feet of children, the 5th Circuit ruled." You can access yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit at this link. [read post]
23 Jul 8:23 pm
"Executions should be by firing squad, federal appeals court judge says": In Thursday's edition of The Los Angeles Times, Maura Dolan will have an article that begins, "Days before an Arizona murderer gasped and snorted for more than 90 minutes and died nearly two hours after his execution began, a conservative federal appeals judge called for replacing lethal injection with firing squads, saying the public must acknowledge that executions are 'brutal, savage events.'" In related coverage, in Thursday's edition of The New York Times, Erik Eckholm will have an article headlined… [read post]
23 Jul 8:20 pm
Our Winston-Salem car accident lawyers understand that a vehicle crash caused by a defectively manufactured part can involve a lot of discovery. In North Carolina, Chapter 99B of the General Statutes controls much of the procedure in these types of cases. Automotive News is reporting that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is conducting an investigation into a potentially deadly manufacturing defect on more than 500,000 Ford sedans. The cars in question are Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Mercury Marauder vehicles manufactured between 2004… [read post]
23 Jul 8:17 pm
THE COUNTRY’S IN THE VERY BEST OF HANDS: Elijah Cummings admits he doesn’t know fellow committee members’ names. [read post]
23 Jul 8:10 pm
IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 846-7550 Fax (208) 846-7520 For Immediate Release: 07/23/14 9:00 pm Please direct questions to the District Office On Wednesday July 23, 2014, at approximately 5:20 pm, the Idaho State Police investigated a one-vehicle rollover crash on I84 at milepost 71, near the Boise Stage Stop. Susan C. Stearns, 53, of Mountain Home, ID was… [read post]
23 Jul 8:05 pm
... this article on procrastination, and I'm pondering exactly how to do it, and the whole time I'm distracted by this plan I formed 10 minutes ago to shut off the computer and go to bed. [read post]
23 Jul 8:03 pm
The City of Warren Michigan may be in legal trouble after refusing Freedom from Religion to use a public atrium. James R. Fouts, the governor of Warren stated in a letter to the director of the group that since the group was not a "religion" and has no tenets, congregation or official place of worship, they could not use the space. Fouts also stated that the group was known to oppose the nativity and the Prayer Station in the atrium as well as the Annual Day of Prayer which is held in front of the City Hall. In his statement to the group, Fouts stated that the atrium was not available… [read post]
23 Jul 8:00 pm
AT AMAZON, coupons galore in Lawn, Patio & Garden. Browse and save. Summer is coming! here! Also, deals on Bestsellers in Kitchen & Dining. Plus, top Kids & Family titles in Entertainment. [read post]
23 Jul 7:57 pm
New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 68 Home Improvement Contractors for a Total of $1.3 Million in Penalties and Consumer Restitution Due to Alleged Violations of Consumer Protection Laws The Division of Consumer Affairs published these name for alleged violation of the the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act N.J.S.A. 56:8-2 et. The Division has directed 62 of the contractors to pay a total of $1,046,978 in consumer restitution, in amounts ranging from as little as $378 to as much as $185,000, for allegedly failing to complete work that consumers had paid for in advance, failing… [read post]
23 Jul 7:52 pm
"... as witnesses said he gasped and snorted for much of that time before eventually dying."“I’m telling you he was snoring,” Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for the Arizona attorney general’s office, said in an e-mail to The Washington Post. “There was no gasping or snorting. Nothing. He looked like he was asleep. This was my first execution and I have no reason to minimize this.” [read post]
23 Jul 7:52 pm
*Mayer Brown published a client alert last week about the CFPB's recent squeezing of $10 million in blood out of the turnip known as ACE Cash Express, a (surprise! surprise!) payday lender. The Adjustment Bureau determined that ACE is not the place with the helpful payday hands, but the place where UDAAP runs rampant. Specifically, the CFPB determined that ACE engaged in unfair, deceptive, and abusive acts or practices in connection with the collection of its own debts. Mayer Brown lists some substantial problems raised by the CFPB's enforcement action (which ACE settled without an… [read post]
23 Jul 7:50 pm
A worthwhile attack on the sale of absentee ballots in FL. … Continue reading → [read post]
23 Jul 7:49 pm
The National Labor Relations Board ruled today that a group of Macy's employees numbering about forty could form an organized "micro union" without having to obtain the consent of their remaining colleagues. Retailers were unhappy with the decision made by the NLRB stating that  unions will be able to pick and choose which employees are most likely to organize. David French of the National Retail Federation stated that the move was "nonsensical and impractical." Due to the NLRB ruling, the Macy's employees who work in cosmetics and fragrances can vote on whether or not they want… [read post]
23 Jul 7:49 pm
A New York Criminal Lawyer said the Executive Director of the 14th Street-Union Square District Management Association, Inc. and the Fifth Avenue Association Business Improvement District, Inc. (collectively referred to as the "City") move for summary judgment declaring Section 206 of Chapter 83 of the Laws of 1995 ("Section 206") unconstitutional and enjoining its enforcement. Defendants, the State of New York and the New York City Criminal Court, and the Judges thereof by Joan B. Carey, as Administrative Judge of the New York City Criminal Court (collectively referred to as the… [read post]
23 Jul 7:44 pm
Jeffrey Risman has been recognized as a Top 40 Under 40 attorney for the State of New York by the National Trial Lawyers. Membership into The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 is by invitation only, and is extended exclusively to those individuals who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of civil plaintiff or criminal defense. An individual must exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, and leadership as a young lawyer to gain membership into The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 selection involves a multi-phase process including peer… [read post]
23 Jul 7:44 pm
Peter Overby on today’s DISCLOSE III hearing. … Continue reading → [read post]
23 Jul 7:42 pm
WaPo: “The IRS has effectively halted its investigation of Lois Lerner’s missing e-mails to avoid interfering with an inspector general’s investigation, Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen told lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill.” … Continue reading → [read post]