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Academic Commentary
29 Dec 2015
by Guadalupe T. Luna of Indiana Tech Law School
edited by Adam Shirer

JURIST Guest Columnist Guadalupe T. Luna of Indiana Tech Law School discusses Indiana Governor's refusal to accept Syrian refugees...Federal law and its nexus with international humanitarian principles, agreements and commitments extend sanctuary to refugees fleeing war-torn countries, ethnic strife and other harm that precludes return to their countries of origin. … [read more]


Legal News
2 Dec 2015
by Jaclyn Belczyk

The US Supreme Court [official website] hears oral arguments [day call, PDF] Wednesday in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company [transcript, PDF] to determine whether the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) [official backgrounder] preempts a Vermont statute in setting minimum standards for employee health care services. The US Court … [read more]


Legal News
19 Oct 2015
by Steven Wildberger

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two sets of cases, involving patent infringement damages and energy preemption, respectively. The first set, Stryker Corp. v. Zimmer and Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, Inc. [dockets] involves the application of a rigid two-part … [read more]


Legal News
11 Apr 2015
by Taylor Brailey

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] against portions of a Missouri law [text, PDF] which required those providing health plan advice to obtain a license from the state, concluding that the licensing portions of the state law are pre-empted … [read more]


Academic Commentary
6 Apr 2015
by Sam Kamin of University of Denver Sturm College of Law
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Sam Kamin of University of Denver Sturm College of Law evaluates the success of the marijuana suits brought by private businesses in recent months and argues that possible RICO suits will face obstacles due to the difficulty of showing actual damages from marijuana businesses...Colorado has been the … [read more]


Professional Commentary
30 Mar 2015
by Roxane Peyser of Law Office of Roxane Peyser
edited by Josh Guckert

JURIST Guest Columnist Roxane Peyser of the Law Office of Roxane Peyser in Lyons, Colorado discusses the issues in question concerning challenges to Colorado's legalization of marijuana...The requirement that a plaintiff have standing is derived from Article III of the Constitution, limiting federal courts to adjudicate actual cases and controversies. … [read more]


Legal News
23 Mar 2015
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in two cases on Monday. In Montgomery v Louisiana [docket], the court was asked [cert. petition, PDF] to determine whether, in light of Miller v. Alabama [docket; JURIST report], collateral review is due retroactively to those sentenced to … [read more]


Academic Commentary
17 Mar 2015
by W. David Ball of Santa Clara Law
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist W. David Ball of Santa Clara Law, discusses the legal framework behind the Nebraska and Oklahoma law suit against Colorado to invalidate Colorado's marijuana law...In December 2014, Oklahoma and Nebraska took the unusual step of filing a complaint [PDF] in the US Supreme Court asking for a … [read more]


Legal News
21 Jan 2015
by Peter Snyder

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in two cases. In Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court must determine whether a rule of judicial professional conduct that prohibits candidates for judicial office from personally soliciting campaign funds violates … [read more]


Academic Commentary
15 Jan 2015
by Caitlin Borgmann of CUNY Law School
edited by Christina Alam

JURIST Guest Columnist Caitlin Borgmann of the City University of New York School of Law, discusses recent circuit court decisions addressing state abortion laws and predicts that one of the decisions may reach the US Supreme Court...Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which … [read more]


Academic Commentary
16 Aug 2014
by Susan H. Bitensky of Michigan State University College of Law
edited by Maria Coladonato

JURIST Guest Columnist Susan H. Bitensky of Michigan State University College of Law discusses the error of the court's holding that using child abuse to make children do their chores cannot be forced labor ... Pity the poor children of Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, for they have come within … [read more]


Legal News
6 Apr 2014
by Bradley McAllister

[JURIST] The Kansas state legislature [official website] approved a bill [HB 2578] on Saturday that would establish statewide firearm possession regulations and nullify city and county variances on gun permitting restrictions. The bill would also restrict local governments from imposing rules on how guns must be stored and transported, and … [read more]


Legal News
3 Dec 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF] Tuesday in two cases. In Northwest, Inc. v. Ginsberg [transcript, PDF; JURIST report] the court must decide on the scope of preemption under the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978 (ADA) [49 USC § 41713(b)]. Section 41713(b) provides … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jul 2013
by Kimberly Bennett

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday affirmed [opinion, PDF] a lower court's decision to block components of South Carolina's immigration law [SB 20 text]. Relying on the Supremacy Clause, the court ruled that the plaintiffs have an implied right of action to … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

Prior to the passage of SB 1070, Arizona was the subject of an entirely different legal challenge involving illegal immigration, namely the legitimacy of the Legal Arizona Workers Act (LAWA). The law took effect in January 2008 and imposed sanctions on employers that utilized undocumented immigrants as part of their … [read more]


Features
20 Jul 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark

Arizona & SB 1070 On April 23, 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act into law, following the bill's quick approval in both the Arizona House and Senate. More commonly referred to as SB 1070, proponents argued that the legislation was aimed … [read more]


Legal News
24 Jun 2013
by Endia Vereen

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Monday in Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc. v. Bartlett [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that generic drug design defect claims [Cornell LII backgrounder] that turn on the adequacy of a drug's warnings are preempted by federal law under PLIVA, Inc. v. Mensing [Cornell … [read more]


Legal News
3 Jun 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in Hillman v. Maretta [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that a Virginia law insurance beneficiary law is preempted by the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Act of 1954 (FEGLIA) [text]. Jacqueline Hillman was widowed by her husband, Warren Hillman. Warren's ex-wife, Judy … [read more]


Legal News
20 May 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday granted certiorari [order list, PDF] in five cases. In Lawson v. FMR LLC [docket; cert. petition, PDF] the court will consider whether an employee of a privately-held contractor or subcontractor of a public company is protected from retaliation by Section 806 … [read more]


Legal News
13 May 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled unanimously [opinion, PDF] in Dan's City Used Cars, Inc. v. Pelkey [SCOTUSblog backgrounder; JURIST report] that section 14501(c)(1) of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (FAAAA) [text] does not preempt state-law claims stemming from the storage and disposal of a towed vehicle. … [read more]

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