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Hailey French’s Story – When millions barely cover the bills.
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Shows Need for Amending Bankruptcy Law
Bill on Bankruptcy: Sandbagging of a Federal District Judge
Bill on Bankruptcy: Detroit Could Mean Little for Creditors
Harvey Miller: Detroit Will Be In Bankruptcy "For A Long Time"
Bill on Bankruptcy: Make-Whole Premiums, Lehman, ResCap
Rice: Banking Lobby Won't Let New Glass-Steagall Bill Pass
Bill on Bankruptcy: Versace Mansion Up for Sale, Casey Anthony
Grayson: Only 1 Agency Should Regulate Wall Street
MacEwen: Weil Gotshal Layoffs Start of Wave
Bill on Bankruptcy: Supreme Court Cases Will Have Wide Impact
Coyle: Robert's SCOTUS Doesn't Respect Congress
Spitzer "Disappointed" in Wall Street's Regulators
NALP: 18-Year Low for Law Grad Employment
Is Edward Snowden a Whistleblower?
Goldstein: Expect More Litigation in Wake of Myriad Gene Patent Decision
Too Big To Fail in the Dodd-Frank Era
Instapundit: America's IP Laws Need to be "Pruned Back"
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Every time we help a client recover a multi-million dollar verdict, we hear some people say, “How can you justify millions of dollars for one person’s injury?” We used to say that if you really wanted to understand, you...more
On November 14, 2013, members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights heard arguments regarding the effectiveness of current cartel prosecution and...more
Court orders requiring the state of California to deal with the problem of prison overcrowding have forced Governor Jerry Brown to be proactive about raising taxes and moving prisoners to county prisons and privately held...more
Congress these days seems to have noticed that we have too many federal criminal laws - which is a good thing (the Congressional notice, less the excessive criminal laws).
Last week, the House Judiciary Committee heard...more
A massive immigration rally held last week resulted in the arrests of approximately 200 people, among them eight members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The protesters assembled outside the nation’s Capitol on October 8...more
AB 1090 Will Take Effect January 1, 2014 -
AB 1090, signed by Governor Brown this week, authorizes the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) to investigate or initiate an administrative or civil action (including...more
In September of this year, the U.S. Senate began debate on a federal reporter’s privilege. Free Flow of Information Act of 2013, S. 987, 113th Cong. §§ 2-5 (2013). The bipartisan bill to recognize such a privilege was...more
The utility of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in military operations and border security is well documented. As the technology becomes more affordable and available, domestic law enforcement agencies, other state and federal...more
On September 17, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Leslie R. Caldwell to serve as the DOJ’s Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Division. Ms. Caldwell currently is a partner at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP where...more
January 2012 saw an explosion of controversy over two Internet-related bills that had been progressing through Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, and the Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic...more
Executive and Legislative Branch Activity -
Navy Yard Tragedy -
On September 16, Aaron Alexis, a lone shooter, opened fire at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, DC. His attack resulted in 13 deaths, including his...more
MIAMI, Sept. 19, 2013 – New Bolivian illicit-enrichment charges against former Aerosur Airlines owner Humberto Roca parallel those that Mario Fabrizio Ormachea recently offered to have dismissed for $30,000 in extortion...more
It is a sad day indeed when the government of the United States has run out of funds to pay CJA attorneys, members of the defense bar who accept assignments to represent indigent federal criminal defendants pursuant to the...more
Intended to reduce or eliminate the opportunity for violent, repeat offenders to commit further serious crime, the California Three Strikes Law meted out harsh inequitable punishment at enormous cost...more
On August 12, Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Coburn (R-OK), the leaders of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano regarding...more
The U.S. Supreme Court's recent term included decisions in several cases with implications on states and states' rights. This presentation included the court's review and opinions handed down for the following cases.
A pair of Schuyler County teenagers were detained by the Family Court on Thursday, following allegations of an underage drinking party and other misbehaviors earlier this year.
According County Attorney Geoffrey Rossi, the...more
Full text copy of US Attorney General Eric Holder’s memorandum proposing changes to the mandatory minimum sentences in certain drug cases. From the Washington Post:
“Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced … that...more
Full text copy of Federal Judge Shira Scheindlin’s ruling that the New York City police department’s stop and frisk tactics violate the constitutional rights of minorities in the city. From the decision:
“Based on the...more
This post is an updated version of the original, which was published in July of 2011.
How could INTERPOL shield itself from being used as a political weapon against a corrupt country's own people? In a previous post,...more
Aug. 8 (Bloomberg) -- Clergy abuse victims may be going after a district judge on undisclosed grounds for recusal in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg News bankruptcy...more
The Alabama Firearms Act of 2013 was signed by Gov. Bentley in May, 2013, thus the effective date should be (at the latest) 08/01/2013.
This long overdue law changed Alabama's system of issuing concealed carry weapon's...more
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- Last week
- The President
- The 113th Congress
- Securities and Exchange Commission
- Commodity Futures Trading Commission
- Private Equity Growth Capital Council...more
Bill Provides Important Incentives for Corporate Compliance Programs -
The millions of Brazilians protesting in recent weeks in cities and towns across Brazil have brought important and far-reaching corruption reform...more
We have all watched the familiar scene on Capitol Hill – the latest public scandal like officials from the Internal Revenue Service are dragged up to Capitol Hill to appear before a Committee, raise their right hands, take...more