March 10, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday in Public Employees' Retirement System of Mississippi v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. to rule on the statute of limitations in class action suits. In American Pipe & Construction Co. v. Utah (1974) the court held that "the commencement of a class action ...[read more]
November 6, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in two cases. In Town of Greece v. Galloway the court heard arguments on whether legislative prayer violates the First Amendment, specifically the Establishment Clause. On appeal from the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the matter is... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Mubarak's resignation from office was followed shortly by an announcement from SCAF that it would be lifting the country's emergency laws. Though the SCAF has attempted to democratize Egypt, its actions as well as the very nature of this executory body can be said to resemble the old d... ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Many states took legislative action to prevent the enforcement of ACA within their borders by either nullifying the "individual mandate" portion of ACA or invalidating the law in its entirety. However, the legitimacy of these legislative actions is questionable, given the potential conflict ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Since 2005, there has been a great deal of state legislation passed codifying restrictions on the natural gas industry. Some states chose to embrace precautionary policy and set ground rules for the industry as the natural gas boom was just beginning. Other states have passed legislation aimed at ...[read more]
July 19, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The independent state actions regarding same-sex marriage and the federal controversy over DOMA have given rise to a great deal of litigation over the legitimacy of same-sex marriage. The most prominent of these is the case challenging the California same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8. ...[read more]
May 28, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court granted certiorari in two cases. In Rosemond v. United States the court will decide whether the offense of aiding and abetting the use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, in violation of 18 USC 924(c)(1)(A) and 2, r... ...[read more]
March 19, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
The US Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in The Standard Fire Insurance Co. v. Knowles that a stipulation by one member of a class in a class action to keep damages below $5 million does not, for the purpose of diversity jurisdiction, bind the whole class. The Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 provides ...[read more]
January 8, 2013
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases on Monday. The first, Descamps v. United States, concerned whether Matthew Descamps' burglary conviction under California law can allow a conviction under federal burglary law, which had slightly different requirements than California's statute. ...[read more]
November 6, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments in two cases Monday. In Comcast v. Behrend the court heard arguments on how much judicial discretion is allowed when certifying a class for a class action lawsuit. In this case, the district court certified a class by judicial discretion, without resolving ...[read more]

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