Will The Debt Ceiling Standoff End Up In Court?
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Five merchants and their principals have filed a lawsuit in federal district court in New York challenging the constitutionality of a state law that prohibits merchants from imposing a surcharge on credit card purchases. New...more
A.D., et al. v. California Highway Patrol, et al. -
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (April 3, 2013) -
The concept of qualified immunity involves shielding a police officer from a lawsuit where the...more
On April 9, 2013, the Texas Senate approved a bill allowing the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) to maintain its cap on automatic admissions through at least 2017 no matter the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Fisher...more
The Supreme Court may soon resolve a split among the appeals courts as to whether filing a charge under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the sole...more
Last February, at the request of Senate Finance Committee member Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations was formed to address tax-related policy questions of import...more
Jan. 17 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bob Rice, Managing Partner at Tangent Capital Partners and a former federal prosecutor, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the potential for the debt ceiling fight to end up in the court...more
The California Supreme Court recently issued its decision in Ralphs Grocery Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 8. Although the ruling resolved a long-standing dispute between a supermarket owner and the...more
Jan. 10 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. A major settlement between Fannie Mae and several large banks has resulted in many lawyers suddenly finding themselves...more
It is long past time to declare victory over Jim Crow and move on to a healthier stage of race relations, particularly with respect to how the American people elect their government representatives. This term the Supreme...more
The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would take up two cases which challenge the constitutionality of bans on LGBT marriage.
In one case, the court will rule on the Defense of Marriage Act, which bans federal...more
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