March 13, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren of KStone Partners LLC says that the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants must seriously reconsider its decision to designate the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board as the "generally accepted accounting principles" standards setter for ...[read more]
February 2, 2013
by Stephen Krug
JURIST Guest Columnist Joseph Marren, President and Chief Executive Officer of KStone Partners LLC, in a continuance of a previous piece, reviews the history of financial reporting by the federal government...In Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, Justice John Paul Stevens, joined by ...[read more]
August 7, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 7, 2010, Elena Kagan was sworn in as the 112th justice of the US Supreme Court. The former US Solicitor General and dean of Harvard Law School replaced Justice John Paul Stevens. Kagan was nominated to the court by President Barack Obama in May 2010 and the US Senate confirmed her ...[read more]
June 28, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 28, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. Chicago that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment makes the Second Amendment right to bear arms applicable to the states as well as the federal government. The case arose over a Chicago ordinance which effectively banned the ...[read more]
May 26, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 26, 2009, the US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Montejo v. Louisiana to overturn its 1986 decision in Michigan v. Jackson, which found that the Sixth Amendment required that police cease interrogations after a suspect had invoked his right to counsel, instead ruling that the Fifth Amendment ...[read more]
May 10, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 10, 2010, President Barack Obama nominated Elena Kagan to the US Supreme Court. Kagan was nominated to replace Justice John Paul Stevens after he announced his retirement from the court. She was confirmed by the Senate and sworn in as the 112th Supreme Court justice in August 2010. She is ...[read more]
April 9, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 9, 2010, Justice John Paul Stevens of the US Supreme Court announced his retirement at the end of the court's 2009 term. In a letter to President Barack Obama, Stevens wrote, "it would be in the best interests of the Court to have my successor appointed and confirmed well in advance of ...[read more]
March 31, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 31, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Padilla v. Kentucky that the Sixth Amendment guarantee of effective assistance of counsel requires a criminal defense lawyer to advise a non-citizen client that pleading guilty to an aggravated felony will trigger mandatory, automatic ...[read more]
February 23, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On February 23, 2010, the US Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Florida v. Powell that the requirements of Miranda v. Arizona were satisfied by advice that a suspect has "the right to talk to a lawyer before answering any of questions," and that he can invoke this right "at any time ... during ...[read more]
June 28, 2010
by Devin Montgomery
JURIST Guest Columnist Keith Bybee of Syracuse University says that regardless of other issues that may arise, the confirmation hearings of Elena Kagan, like those of other recent Supreme Court nominees, will be dominated by the tension between images of judicial impartiality and political ...[read more]

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