March 30, 2015
by William Helbling
Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman on Friday filed a brief urging the US Supreme Court to throw out a lawsuit by Nebraska and Oklahoma challenging Colorado's marijuana legalization law. Nebraska and Oklahoma argue that the legal sale of marijuana in Colorado has caused the piping of ...[read more]
March 20, 2015
by Taylor Brailey
The Supreme Court of Florida on Thursday ordered re-sentencing hearings for four individuals who were convicted of felonies as juveniles. The court ruled that new sentences must comply with two US Supreme Court decisions. One of which says juveniles cannot be sentenced to life in prison if they ...[read more]
May 19, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday granted certiorari in Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean to determine whether the code of Prohibited Personnel Practices can bar an agency from taking action against an employee who intentionally divulges sensitive security information. The Aviation and ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Daniel Mullen
The US Supreme Court ruled Monday in Sandifer v. US Steel Corp. that employees are not entitled to compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) for time spent changing in and out of protective gear. The FLSA governs minimum wages and maximum hours for certain employees and specifically ...[read more]
March 19, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles that a stipulation by one member of a class in a class action to keep damages below $5 million does not, for the purpose of diversity jurisdiction, bind the whole class. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 provides ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases on Wednesday. In McBurney v. Young the Court considered, under the Privileges and Immunities Clause of Article IV of the US Constitution, if a state can bar an out-of-state resident from accessing public records normally obtainable by a state ...[read more]
February 21, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in Henderson v. United States that an error is "plain" within the meaning of Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 52(b) so long as the error was plain at the time of appellate review, even if that error is based on legal opinions announced since the original incident ...[read more]
May 22, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled 6-3 in Taniguchi v. Kan Pacific Saipan, Ltd. that the cost of translating documents cannot be awarded to the winning party in federal court under 28 USC § 1920(6). Although it had been common practice for 70 years for federal courts to include people who ...[read more]
April 30, 2012
by Michael Haggerson
The US Supreme Court on Monday ordered the US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit to reconsider former Illinois governor George Ryan's appeal in light of Wood v. Milyard. Wood, which was decided just last week, held that federal courts of appeals, like district courts, have the authority... ...[read more]
October 28, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
The American Center for Legal Justice (ACLJ) and 105 members of Congress filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court Thursday urging the court to take up a Florida case challenging the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Last month, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and a ...[read more]

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