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Supreme Court Update: Glossip V. Gross (15-7955) And Order List

We're back with our final Update of OT14, covering Glossip v. Gross (15-7955), a doubly divisive death-penalty case, and providing a roundup of the Court's orders over the last few weeks. (Did you think we'd forgotten about...more

Courts Assess Whether Client and Lawyer Agents are Inside or Outside Privilege Protection: Part II

Last week's Privilege Point discussed a court's consideration of privilege protection for communications with client and lawyer agents. Two weeks later, another court analyzed Debevoise & Plimpton's argument that the...more

Supreme Court Rejects Constitutional Challenge to Virginia Public Records Law

In a unanimous decision authored by Justice Alito, the U.S. Supreme Court today turned away a constitutional challenge to residency requirement of the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. As we previously reported, the Court...more

“Let My People Go…to Delaware” - Paupers, Vagabonds and Fugitives from Justice Excepted

Originally published in the ABI Journal, Vol. XXXII, No. 2, March 2013. Delaware Local Bankruptcy Rule 9010-1 governs bar admissions and limits unfettered practice before its courts to those attorneys “admitted to practice...more

Supreme Court Hears Argument on States’ Ability to Exclude Public Records Access for Non-Citizens

On February 20, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in McBurney v. Young, No. 12-17, a case with potentially major implications for businesses that use state freedom of information acts (FOIAs) to obtain...more

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