Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Busy Days For Voting Rights Advocates, Thanks to SCOTUS
A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Fighting for Education Rights: Equal Justice for Pregnant and Parenting Students
Combining Arms for Justice-Involved Veterans
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
A Moment of Simple Justice - Ferguson
A Moment of Simple Justice - Revenge Porn
Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
SOX Whistleblower Protections Extend to Private Companies: Critical Steps to Take Now
A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
End Game in the Fight Over Same Sex Marriage?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory
Bill on Bankruptcy: Listening in the Dark at the NCBJ
Health Care Antitrust & the Supreme Court – Interview with Bruce Sokler, Member, Mintz Levin
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
This past summer, we reported on an emergency petition to Justice Clarence Thomas of the United States Supreme Court to stay a Florida Supreme Court’s decision permitting disclosure of documents submitted under seal during a...more
On December 3rd, seventeen states sued the U.S. in a Texas federal court over President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The states claim the President’s order is an unconstitutional exercise of power and seek...more
On Wednesday, December 3, 2014, the attorneys general and governors of 17 states filed a complaint for declaratory and injunctive relief with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging...more
It didn’t take long. Fourteen states and four governors, led by Texas, filed a complaint in the Federal Court in Brownsville, Texas seeking to nullify the President’s Executive Order relating to immigration. Texas has sued...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
127th Maine Legislature to Convene -
Pursuant to Maine’s Constitution, the 127th Maine...more
In the United States, there is only one time (apart from military draft in wartime) when our government can demand that we go somewhere and do something at a specific time and place. That is when we are called to jury duty....more
On November 4, 2014, San Benito County voters went to the poles to vote on Measure J, the measure designed to prohibit hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, and related gas and oil extraction activities, as well as other...more
At the very core of judicial independence is the notion that courts and judges decide matters in accordance with the evidence and legal precedent, independent from political power or outside controls. The question of whether...more
On October 30, in Goral v. Kulys, the Illinois First District Appellate Court affirmed dismissal of a defamation suit pursuant to the Illinois Citizen Participation Act, 735 ILCS 110/1 et seq. (the “Act”). The Goral decision...more
Pres. Barack Obama addressed the nation last night. He discussed his executive order that will delay deportations of up to 5 million migrants.
What does an executive order on immigration have to do with Medicaid?...more
President Obama has announced that before the end of the year he intends to issue executive orders to address the dysfunctional immigration system if Congress does not act on immigration reform legislation. There is...more
Nov. 14, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Erika Wood, Associate Professor and Director for Voting Rights & Civic Participation Project at New York Law School, talks with Lee Pacchia about the recent uptick in litigation surrounding...more
Members of the House and Senate will return to Harrisburg for one last session day on Wednesday and plan to elect their respective leadership teams for the 2015-2016 session. Most years, it seems the election of leaders is a...more
In March 2013, Judge Urbanski issued an injunction prohibiting Pittsylvania County from opening its board of supervisors meetings with sectarian prayers associated with any one religion as a violation of the Establishment...more
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has ruled that a supermarket violated a political candidate’s state constitutional rights when the store manager prevented him from collecting nomination signatures on the sidewalk...more
Bids to require mandatory labeling of foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMO) were voted down in Colorado and Oregon on Tuesday. Colorado voters rejected Proposition 105, with nearly 70% of voters saying no;...more
Whew…the election is over. No more political ads, emails, and other propaganda… Ok, so we have our new elected officials, now our new elected officials need to pass some new legislation protecting providers when it comes to...more
The CFPB’s constitutionality is again before the D.C. Circuit, with the D.C Circuit now being asked to consider the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in NLRB v. Canning on actions taken by the CFPB while Director...more
I love voting on Election Day. Not early voting, not absentee voting, but waiting in line with my friends and neighbors, going into a semi-private booth and pressing a button, pulling a lever or using whatever modern voting...more
Election Day 2014 has come and gone. The citizens of Maine reelected the Chief Executive, Governor Paul LePage. Although many races remain undeclared, our sources indicate that the House will remain Democratic, but the Senate...more
The Education Code and the Courts Have Established Rules and Regulations for Campuses -
With the election just days away, school superintendents, board members, administrators and principals are often confronted with...more
A recent decision issued by the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has expanded a citizen’s right to conduct political activity on a retailer’s private property. In the case, STEVEN M. GLOVSKY vs. ROCHE BROS....more
Election season can be a heated time. In many contexts, this can mean arguments with friends, family, and acquaintances. It can also mean added tension and disagreement in the workplace. In some cases, employers may seek...more
Although some have suggested that Robinson Township, et al. v. Commonwealth, a 2013 Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling that struck down key provisions of a state law regulating the oil and gas industry, could impair...more
All are presumed to know about the recent activity around the legal issue -- not the human issue, the legal issue -- of same-sex marriage.
In Asheville, in response to the coming legal change, the City Council earlier...more
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