April 11, 2014
by Jason Kellam
JURIST Guest Columnists Peter J. Brann, David Swetnam-Burland and Stacy O. Stitham of Brann & Isaacson discuss the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions... The US Supreme Court's consideration of the patent eligibility of computer-implemented inventions in Alice Corporation ...[read more]
April 10, 2014
by Theresa Donovan
The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday charged Hewlett-Packard (HP) with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by making improper payments to various government officials in order to obtain or keep contracts within certain countries. The US Department of Justice ( ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Thursday ruled that California's controversial voter-approved DNA collection law likely passes constitutional scrutiny. This is the second time that the court has looked at the case. The law allows police to collect a DNA sample from any adult ...[read more]
November 28, 2013
by Bradley McAllister
A lawyer representing two same-sex couples in Texas announced on Wednesday that a complaint is filed in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas challenging Article 1, Sec. 32 of the state's constitution that bans marriage between same-sex partners. Texas passed the amendment in ...[read more]
October 11, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The European Parliament said Thursday that EU member states' complicity with the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) rendition program has led to violations of fundamental rights and must end immediately. Members of European Parliament pointed to the recent disclosures surrounding the National ...[read more]
August 14, 2013
by Theresa Donovan
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Monday dismissed a lawsuit against the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the agency's failure to report Allen Stanford and his Ponzi scheme. Judge Robert Scola stated that the SEC market regulator was shielded ...[read more]
August 7, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
Texas officials responded Monday to a US Department of Justice filing asking the US District Court for the Western District of Texas to subject the state to a preclearance regime similar to the one required by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA). In a 54-page filing, the Texas ...[read more]
May 10, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
On May 10, 2012, the Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a discrimination suit in the US District Court for the District of Arizona against the Sheriff's Office of Arizona's Maricopa County and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The claim alleged that Sheriff Arpaio and his office unlawfully and systematically ...[read more]
April 14, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday charged the former partner in charge of KPMG's Pacific Southwest audit practice, Scott London, with providing insider information to his friend Bryan Shaw about KPMG clients Herbalife, Skechers and Deckers Outdoor Corporation. The SEC ...[read more]
April 10, 2013
by Michael Haggerson
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Wednesday affirmed the dismissal of a suit by victims of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme against the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Madoff victims had argued that the SEC was liable under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FCTA) for ...[read more]

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