April 15, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist William Hays Weissman of Littler Mendelson analyses the Supreme Court's recent ruling that tax refunds were unavailable for severance packages... In US v. Quality Stores, Inc., the Supreme Court once again backed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) interpretation of tax ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist David Gespass of Gespass and Johnson argues that the US Supreme Court should elevate substance over form and preserve freedom of speech...Government officials have learned, over many years, that the best way to restrict civil liberties is piecemeal. If one wants to take some ...[read more]
March 10, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Walter Weber criticizes the US Supreme Court for what he sees as departures from established rules of law...The Constitutional litigators are already familiar with the abortion distortion factor. As Justice O'Connor described it, "no legal rule or doctrine is safe from ad ...[read more]
March 5, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Hanni Fakhoury of the Electronic Frontier Foundation questions whether the high court will use this latest opportunity to modernize Fourth Amendment protections...The US Supreme Court recently agreed to review two cases—United States v. Wurie and Riley v. California... ...[read more]
February 26, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Hall of Hall & Sethi, PLC argues that the Virginia Supreme Court got it wrong in overturning the Virginia Tech wrongful death verdict...Following the Texas Tower massacre of August 1, 1966 at the University of Texas, the Columbine shootings in Colorado in 1999 and ...[read more]
February 10, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Harry Cole of Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth provides a quick introduction to all things Aereo...The case of Aereo v. American Broadcasting Companies has gathered momentum for the last two years—a big deal by any measure—to copyright mavens, the video industry (incl... ...[read more]
February 3, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Robert Popper of Judicial Watch defends the recent changes to Kansas' voter registration process...Kansas' decision to implement a two-tiered system for voter registration is a rational—and perfectly legal—response to a lawless situation that it did not create. Its d... ...[read more]
February 1, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Brent Coon of Brent Coon & Associates weighs in on the BP Oil Spill Settlement...Nowhere in the annals of American jurisprudence have we seen the courts and litigants make a mess of things as we have—and likely will continue to—in the infamous BP oil spill class... ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnists Rodney R. Sweetland, III and Michael G. McManus, both of Duane Morris, discuss the ongoing patent dispute between Apple and Google...The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit January 10, 2014 decision (PDF) affirming the US International Trade Commission's ("ITC") ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Michael Muha
JURIST Guest Columnist Thiago Santos Limas discusses the recent controversy surrounding an elected official with a criminal conviction in Brazil...Recently, Brazil's Supreme Federal Court condemned representative Natan Donadon for crimes against Public Administration. Sentence: thirteen years, ...[read more]

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