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?
Is Punishment Dead in America?
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Falls Short on Good-Faith Test
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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
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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
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In This Issue:
- Steve Fogle's Feature
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Since the Fourteenth Amendment and the Slaughterhouse Cases, there is a citizen of the United States, and a citizen of a State who is not a citizen of the United States.
A citizen of the United States is...more
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The seventh in a series on blunders made by the Supreme Court of the United States. In this article the case of the Slaughterhouse Cases (83 U.S. (Wall. 16) 36, 1873) is reviewed. The blunder made is that one born or...more
January 23, 2012, Chicago, IL: Chicago personal injury attorneys, Fichera & Miller, call upon the United States Supreme Court to overturn the 60- year-old Feres Doctrine and preserve the rights of servicemembers and...more
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