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The state of New Jersey filed its opening brief on April 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, in a case that could ultimately decide the fate of sports betting in the United States....more
On Monday of this week, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor held a hearing on a Complaint filed by U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (“ICE”) agents who are challenging the federal “deferred action” program...more
A cooperative corporation that operates a nonprofit medical marijuana collective challenged city ordinances that ban medical marijuana dispensaries. The court of appeal held that the ordinances are not preempted by the...more
Hidden within the appropriations bill passed by Congress last week to fund the federal government was an unnecessary rider that rolls back consumer rights and sharply restricts the ability to seek justice through the judicial...more
In late February, we covered the state and federal legislative and enforcement responses to the release of hydraulic fracturing waste into a Youngstown, Ohio area tributary by a local oil and gas drilling operator. Shortly...more
Two Democratic congressmen introduced bills yesterday that would drastically reform federal policy on marijuana.
Colorado Rep. Jared Polis introduced The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013, which would allow...more
A court of appeal created a split of authority when it ruled that California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) review was necessary when a city approved a project, by adopting as an ordinance, an initiative petition that...more
Nov. 15 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the week's most important legal news.
Big changes may be in store for Google. The tech giant was given an ultimatum by FTC Chairman Jonathan Leibowitz to...more
In a case notable for its unique conception of “meaningful discretion” for purposes of triggering CEQA review, the Fifth District Court of Appeal has created a split in authority that will undoubtedly require Supreme Court...more
Voters can gain some wisdom as to how President Barack Obama’s second term or Mitt Romney’s first could affect consumer law by looking at what type of U.S. Supreme Court justice each would appoint to any upcoming...more
On August 16, 2012, the California Assembly passed a bill (AB 2492) amending California’s False Claims Act, Cal. Gov’t Code §§ 12650-12656 (“CA FCA”), which must be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. The amendments...more
The California legislature recently passed a joint resolution, AJR 22 (Wieckowski & Allen), that is harshly critical of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 50 (2010). ...more
In Leegin Creative Leather Prods., Inc. v. PSKS, Inc., 551 U.S. 877 (2007), the U.S. Supreme Court expressly overruled the categorical ban on vertical price fixing agreements that had existed for nearly a century prior. See...more
When President Obama announced his support for gay marriage earlier this month, he was echoing a sentiment that more and more Americans have come to believe – that LGBT citizens have the same right to formalize their love in...more
It has been more than two years since the review of the EU data protection framework officially started. Despite several announcements from the European Commission (“Commission”) and growing expectations from the business...more
We commented on the Obama Administration’s anti-preemption search and destroy mission at the time, back in 2009. To recap, a presidential memorandum directed all federal administrative agencies to seek out, identify, and...more
On September 28, 2011, U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn upheld the key provisions of Alabama's immigration law, the Beason-Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act. Alabama's immigration law is...more
In this issue: Sixth Circuit Clarifies Employee's Burden of Proof for ADA Association Discrimination Claim Under the Distraction Theory; Wrongful Discharge Claim Preempted by the RLA; Former Airline Employee's Disability...more
On July 26, 2011 the NLRB unanimously found that union representatives may have a right to correspond with employees on their corporately purchased email accounts to solicit union activity. The Guard Publishing Co., d/b/a The...more
By Kristen Friend, staff U.S. Supreme Court and Congress writer – July 14, 2011
Challenges continue to mount for lawmakers on Capitol Hill, with a bleak June jobs report adding heat to ongoing arguments over budget...more
Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit cleared the way for the extortion case against Former Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) to proceed to trial. In the process, they flatly disagreed with a 2007 Ruling by the Court...more
The NLRB made good on its January 13, 2011.pdf threat to sue individual states that enact legislation that it believes are solely within its province. In a complaint filed against the State of Arizona.pdf today, the NLRB...more
The current economic crisis is forcing states to adopt creative means of balancing their budgets. California is again at the vanguard. The state has raised taxes, issued IOUs, and made deep budget cuts in numerous aspects of...more
The Los Angeles Times reported (July 17, 2008) that on June 29th, the Agua Caliente Band dropped its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court against California State and the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) after the FPPC...more
The Judicial implications regarding the 2006 mexican election and the right to be informed....more
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