A Moment of Simple Justice - Vaccines
A Moment of Simple Justice - Felony Everything
How the Rise in Undercover Investigations is Changing the Law
A Moment of Simple Justice - A Prosecutor's Duty
Uncovering Factory Farming - The Effects of Ag Gag Laws
A Moment of Simple Justice - Undercover Lover
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?
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Committee Deadlines Set -
While it seems just a few weeks ago that committees were...more
In a recently issued Presidential Memorandum, President Obama included privacy guidelines for the federal government’s use of unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) in the United States.
Issued on February 15, 2015, and...more
Effective March 27, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) expand coverage to legally married same-sex spouses, even if the employee lives in a state that does...more
In a False Claims Act lawsuit against an armored car manufacturer, Judge Kiser recently denied a motion to stay the case, pending resolution of related criminal charges, and granted a motion for reconsideration, thus reviving...more
March 3, 2015 Authors: Jean L. Schmidt The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Final Rule revising the regulatory definition of "spouse" under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to ensure that same-sex married...more
Several months ago, we told you about Ambuild Company v. LLC v. U.S., a very important case pending before the Court of Federal Claims (“COFC”). The AmBuild case was of particular interest to our firm because it concerned...more
The U.S. Department of Veteran Affair's ("VA") Center for Veterans Enterprise (“CVE”) has a tough and sometimes thankless job. Its role is to serve as a “gatekeeper” for VA contracting programs for service-disabled,...more
Given the rich diversity and array of religions, and the First Amendment prohibitions both on the establishment of religion and impeding the free exercise of religion, the appointment and promotion of chaplains in the...more
In a recent decision that provides important guidance in the developing law related to government seizure of electronic records in criminal investigations, on June 17, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second...more
The U.S. House and Senate were both in session this past week, returning from a week long work period in district. The National Governors Association (NGA) met in Washington DC for their annual winter meeting, discussing...more
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, No. 12-307 (U.S. June 26, 2013) is causing various federal agencies to clarify existing regulations and guidance, including the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In...more
On June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court denied certiorari to review the Sixth Circuit’s November 2012 decision in United States ex rel. Sanders v. Allison Engine Co. This allows a significant circuit split over the retroactive...more
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, in HSBC Bank USA, N.A., Trustee v. Jodi B. Matt, No. 11101 (Jan. 14, 2013), recently clarified the issue of standing for both plaintiffs and defendants in actions under the...more
This week had two days of arguments on gay marriage at the Supreme Court. The first case dealt with a challenge to the California law known as Prop. 8, which overturned the California Supreme Court’s...more
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS -
Inauguration. After being officially sworn in to a second term at the White House on Sunday, January 20, as prescribed by law, President Barack Obama and Vice...more
This legal index is a guide to citizenship under the United States Constitution since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment.
Each entry, being a legal topic, is supplemented with legal authority, which is quoted, cited,...more
In this article, it is shown that there is in the country of the United States two citizens; a citizen of the United States and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States using the waters that surround...more
The case of Dred Scoot v. Sanford (60 U.S. 393, 1856) was meant to be a federal question case. However, it became a diversity of citizenship case when Dred Scott's citizenship was challenged. The Supreme Court...more
Earlier this month, in a lengthy and well reasoned opinion, a federal trial court relied on the Political Question Doctrine in dismissing a wrongful death action against a military contractor. In Harris v. Kellogg, Brown &...more
Originally published in The United States Law Week, 81 U.S.L.W. 9, 07/03/2012. Copyright 2012 by The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc.
Lies about having received military awards may be speech protected by the First...more
Last December, we wrote on the constitutional challenge made by the Town of Yankeetown, Florida, to portions of the Florida Community Planning Act with the resulting settlement which included proposed legislation that would...more
Discover that since the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, who is not a citizen of the several States (united) and a citizen of the several States...more
The eighth in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of Cramer v. United States (325 U.S. 1, 1945) is reviewed. The blunder made is that the United States Supreme...more
William Bennett Munro, Professor of Municipal Government at Harvard University, in his work "The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local" (1919) writes at page 73: “So far as the rules of international...more
In This Issue:
- Steve Fogle's Feature
Valor Cannot Be Stolen – In an upcoming "stolen valor" case, the U.S. Supreme Court will have to decide if it is unconstitutional to punish someone for claiming false military...more
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