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Ash and Amber are Getting Married! (Judge Sedwick says so)

This is the wedding announcement to the world that our kind, smiling, infinitely patient IT person Ash is getting married. She and Amber have been together seven years and they had the wedding planned anyway, in San Diego,...more

Colorado Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Medical Marijuana/Discharge Case

Brandon Coats was partially paralyzed in a car crash as a teenager, using a wheelchair, and has been a medical marijuana patient since 2010 when he discovered that using pot helped calm violent seizures and muscle spasms....more

Federal Ruling Keeps Ohio’s Ban on Same-Sex Marriage In Play For Now

State and federal courts have ping-ponged the issue of state same-sex marriage bans in recent months. As an Ohio appeals attorney can explain, Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage will stay in effect at least for the time being....more

End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage? [Video]

Mar. 1, 2014 -- New York Law School Professor Arthur Leonard talks about how the current round of litigation could be the beginning of the end of the legal battle to allow same sex couples to get married. Leonard also...more

Supreme Court Decides Not To Decide Age Bias Circuit Split

This morning, on one of the first days of the 2013-2014 Term, the Supreme Court of the United States—as widely predicted—dismissed the writ of certiorari in an age discrimination case as improvidently granted. After hearing...more

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act: What are the changes for employers?

On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court held that Section 3 the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented the federal government from recognizing state-granted same-sex marriages, was unconstitutional because...more

U.S. Department of Labor Extends FMLA Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses in States That Recognize Same-Sex Marriage

As reported in the Wall Street Journal (“U.S. Extends Family Leave to Same-Sex Couples,” August 9, 2013, by Melanie Trottman and Kris Maher) and Employment Law 360 (“Labor Dept. Extends FMLA Coverage To Same-Sex Spouses,”...more

U.S. Supreme Court Hears DOMA Case—Now What?

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in United States v. Windsor, 12-307, a case that raises the question of whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is constitutional. Among the various groups that are...more

The Conundrum Facing Same-sex Couples and Whether Help is on the Way

In 1975, Paul Simon crooned, “[t]here must be fifty ways to leave your lover.” But in 2013, some married same-sex couples are having trouble finding any way to leave their partners. A recent New York Magazine cover story...more

Second Circuit Overturns Pryor Cashman Client’s Bank Fraud and Aggravated Identity Theft Convictions

New York Law Journal November 15, 2012 Press Release and Media Coverage In a major decision announced November 8, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has overturned Pryor Cashman client Felix Nkansah’s...more

United States of America v. Jason Wayne Pleau, Lincoln D. Chafee, Intervenor

Stephen Hopkins Center for Civil Rights Amicus Brief

In this action the U.S. Attorney has asserted jurisdiction over a defendant in Rhode Island custody charged with a murder, first via request under the Interstate Agreement on Detainers (“IAD”), 18 USC App. § 2, and then by...more

Same Sex Marriage and DOMA - Immigration and Divorce Issues

This article reviews the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and how state law legalizing same sex marriage conflicts with the federal law. It examines two areas specifically: immigration and divorce. This is becoming a legal...more

Corporatize Corruption

Corporatize Corruption: Its a win win situation for all concerned, our government stands to gain by way of taxes from the government officials which opens up the largest segment for earning tax, the officials stand to gain by...more

Improbidade administrativa e a atuação do Ministério Público

A Constituição Federal vigente, estruturando as bases do Estado Democrático de Direito, constitucionalizou os princípios fundamentais da Administração Pública brasileira, ao...more

David Chen: Vigilante or Neighbourhood Hero?

David Chen, a neighbourhood grocer, was arrested by the Toronto Police for numerous criminal after he performed a citizen's arrest on career criminal Anthony Bennett. Now his lawyer Peter Lindsay are potentially going to...more

Same Sex Marriage Discrimination

Thesis on exploring the Constitutional right for gay/lesbian couples the right to marry in America and why denying same-sex couples the legal right to marry is discrimination....more

Management Update - June/July 2008

IN THIS ISSUE: Federal Labor Law Pre-empts California's Prohibition on use of state funds to promote or deter organizing.......... 1 Supreme Court's Anticlimactic decision in Glenn does not streamline ERISA...more

Os fundamentos da reparação de danos pela indevida restrição da liberdade pessoal pelo Estado

A liberdade pessoal (ou individual) sempre foi um dos atributos mais importantes do Homem. Toda a formação da Ciência do Direito sempre teve como uma de suas bases a proteção da liberdade...more

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