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Purdue Pharma to plead guilty for role in opioid crisis
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Wednesday announced a global resolution of both criminal and civil investigations into opioid manufacturer Purdue Pharma, and civil investigations into the Sackler family.In the press release, the DOJ announc (More)
Voter Suppression Through the Mailbox 
Voter suppression, which represents the dark underbelly of the American experiment, has reared its head throughout our history, particularly beginning at the cession of the Civil War. After the passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, form (More)
When Will Black Lives Matter to the Florida Board of Bar Examiners?
I am a native Tampanian, and in 1992 I graduated from Vanderbilt University Law school. Because I spent my last year of law school studying abroad, a novel idea back then, the law school registrar would not certify my graduation for me to sit for the (More)
International Commercial Arbitration Diversity Part 1: Get Your Knee Off My Neck
Roses are Red Violets are Blue These numbers confess That there's something askew The arena of international commercial arbitration may seem a rarefied arena on which to discuss matters in this time of the murder of George Floyd. International Co (More)
States are Legally Required to Protect the Right to Vote
As the 2020 general election approaches, the Trump Administration and Republican-controlled states have ramped-up efforts to keep people of color from exercising their right to vote. Leaders of the Republican Party favor suppressing the votes of mino (More)
Flynn Argument in D.C. Circuit: Is the Ball Back in Judge Sullivan's Court?
The D.C. Circuit held oral argument on Friday on General Mike Flynn's mandamus to Judge Emmet Sullivan to grant the Department of Justice (DOJ) Motion to Dismiss false statement charges against Flynn (see my preview, discussed here). A majority of th (More)
Mandamus and the Proper Role of Amicus Curiae in the Michael Flynn Case
On Monday, Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia filed his response to the petition for mandamus brought by General Michael Flynn in the D.C. Circuit regarding Sullivan's handling of the Justice Department (D (More)
Trump administration to collect DNA from immigration detainees for FBI database
The Justice Department issued a statement on Friday that it would be amending regulations regarding the collection of DNA from persons detained for immigration violations.In 2005, Congress passed the DNA Fingerprint Act, which granted authorizati (More)
Supreme Court rules against Virginia House of Delegates in racial gerrymandering case
The Supreme Court ruled against the Virginia House of Delegates in a new racial gerrymandering case.The case began in 2011 when a group of citizens in twelve districts sued the State asserting that the districts had been created with intentional (More)
Mississippi residents allege state electoral system has discriminatory impact
Four African-American residents of Mississippi filed a lawsuit in federal court on Thursday seeking to block Mississippi's process for electing statewide officials due to its discriminatory origins and impact.The plaintiffs challenge a Jim-Crow-e (More)
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