January 22, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
JURIST Guest Columnist Jon Ellingson of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana argues that many of Montana's state statutes are unconstitutional, especially those which confer particular rights and responsibilities upon only heterosexual spouses while simultaneously denying same-sex couples ...[read more]
November 16, 2011
by Max Slater
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) on Monday filed a brief in its appeal to the Montana Supreme Court arguing that denying partnership benefits to same-sex couples violates the Montana state constitution. The ACLU opined that a district judge's April dismissal of a lawsuit by six same-sex ...[read more]
September 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
Betsy Griffing, Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Montana, argues that despite a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in Montana, the equal protection guarantees of the state constitution and Montana Supreme Court precedent require the recognition of same-sex ...[read more]
August 10, 2005
by James Murdock
Leading Wednesday's corporation and securities law news, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has suspended controversial corporate governance rules for mutual funds promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The suspension will last until a lawsuit brought by... ...[read more]
July 1, 2005
by James Murdock
Leading Friday's corporations and securities news, the White House Friday formally filed papers with the Senate for the nomination of Congressman Christopher Cox as new Chairman of the SEC. Cox, a Republican from California, was informally tabbed early last month. The filing follows former SEC C... ...[read more]
June 30, 2005
by James Murdock
Leading Thursday's corporations and securities law news, as expected, SEC Chairman William Donaldson officially stepped down today, having announced his resignation earlier this month. Donaldson steered the regulatory agency for the last two-plus years through an era of intense activity and lit... ...[read more]
June 29, 2005
by James Murdock
Leading Wednesday's corporations and securities law news, on the day before SEC Chairman William Donaldson steps down, the Commission has voted 3-2 to keep a rule forcing mutual funds to be overseen by an independent chairman. The vote was a result of a federal appeals court ruling last week tha... ...[read more]
June 22, 2005
by James Murdock
Leading Wednesday's corporations and securities law news, the SEC has announced that its five-member panel will vote again on a controversial rule requiring mutual funds to be overseen by independent chairmen. The announcement comes after a federal appeals court ruled that the SEC had not adequa... ...[read more]
June 2, 2005
by Tom Henry
In a White House ceremony, President Bush has formally nominated Rep. Christopher Cox of California to succeed William Donaldson as SEC Chairman. Cox now awaits Senate confirmation, a process he withdrew from when in line for appointment to the US Court of Appeals after the Democrats gained ...[read more]
June 2, 2005
by David Shucosky
US business leaders Thursday debated possible new directions for the Securities and Exchange Commission following Wednesday's announcement by current SEC Chairman William Donaldson that he would be stepping down June 30. Donaldson led the drive to toughen corporate regulations and penalties in t... ...[read more]

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