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Michigan Court of Appeals Approves Health Benefits for Unrelated Co-Residents of State Employees

On January 8, 2013, the Michigan Court of Appeals, in a two-to-one decision, held that the Michigan Civil Service Commission could extend eligibility in the State Health Plan to “other eligible adult individuals” (OEAI) who...more

Illinois Supreme Court to Issue Final Four Civil Opinions on Friday Morning

This morning, the Illinois Supreme Court announced that it will issue four more civil opinions on Friday morning to close out 2012. The upcoming decisions deal with issues as diverse as res judicata and absolute immunity,...more

FMLA Leave For Same-Sex Couples To Be Clarified by Supreme Court's DOMA Decision?

This past Friday, the United States Supreme Court announced that it would consider whether the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unlawfully denies benefits to gay and lesbian couples who are married in states that allow such...more

Illinois Supreme Court Sets Civil Argument Schedule for May

On Friday the Illinois Supreme Court published its Call of the Docket [pdf] for the May term, and the Court will hear oral argument in five civil cases. The cases, with the issue or issues presented in each, are: May...more

Minnesota Government Update - April 29, 2011

In the midst of nearly around the clock work on policy and budget bills, the Legislature nonetheless took up two highly controversial bills this past week. Here’s an overview of the week that was and the forecast for next...more

Federal Government Refuses to Defend Defense of Marriage Act - Now What?

The federal government is no longer defending the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Federal Defense of Marriage Act, which declares that under federal law, the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and...more

Departing from Prior Practice, DOJ Declines to Defend Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act

On February 23, 2011, the Department of Justice (DOJ), at the direction of President Obama, announced that it will no longer defend the constitutionality of Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), including in two...more

Commento di Nicola ad articolo di Luisa Grion su la Repubblica

Il copay che può far bene alal sanità e al Federalismo (di Nicola C. Salerno) data = 20 Dicembre 2010...more

The waning of free expression in public high school

Currently, public education is the legal battleground in the great social media debate. On one side, there are advocates for greater First Amendment protection, and on the other side, there are those advocating that...more

In the Matter of Mai Luong

In Removal Proceedings = Respondent's Written Pleading

Although this pleading is still pending, it appears that the merits are in its favor. USCIS has yet to interview the married couple involved. But it would appear that the facts of their bona fide marriage are sufficient to...more

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