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Judge Rakoff Approves Citigroup Deal with SEC But with Terse Comments

Judge Rakoff Approves Citigroup Deal with SEC But with Terse Comments This week, Judge Rakoff of the U.S. District Court in Manhattan finally approved SEC’s $285 million deal with the Citigroup that let the company off the hook without denying or admitting any guilt. Rakoff had earlier blocked the deal as “pocket change”…>read more

No Comment August 6, 2014

ABA Files Amicus in Coudert Brothers Case

ABA Files Amicus in Coudert Brothers Case In a rare move, the American Bar Association has filed an amicus brief with the New York Court of Appeals in an appeal stemming from the Coudert Brothers LLP’s bankruptcy. The ABA has taken the stand in support of the…>read more

No Comment May 6, 2014

2nd Circuit Says SEC Can Recoup Money Even Where Insider Trader Didn’t Have Direct Benefits

2nd Circuit Says SEC Can Recoup Money Even Where Insider Trader Didn’t Have Direct Benefits   Earlier this week, a divided (2-1) 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals passed a ruling that allows the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to cover an important loophole and move to recoup money from insider trading profits, where the…>read more

No Comment February 19, 2014

Indiana Court of Appeals Voids Annoying Portion of Public Intoxication Statute

Indiana Court of Appeals Voids Annoying Portion of Public Intoxication Statute The Indiana Court of Appeals has found the word “annoys,” as used in the state’s public intoxication statute of 2012, is vague and reversed the conviction of a man which was based on annoying behavior. However, the court sustained an…>read more

No Comment February 18, 2014

Federal Court Strikes down San Diego Requirements of Showing “Good Cause” to Get a Concealed-Carry Gun License

Federal Court Strikes down San Diego Requirements of Showing “Good Cause” to Get a Concealed-Carry Gun License In a ruling that gave a jolt to gun-control advocates, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals voided San Diego’s requirements that applicants for concealed-carry gun licenses show “good cause” before being issued a permit to carry a concealed weapon.…>read more

No Comment February 14, 2014

Apple Loses Bid to Block Antitrust Monitor

Apple Loses Bid to Block Antitrust Monitor The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has denied Apple’s latest bid to block the e-books antitrust monitor, but clarified the limitations on the powers of the monitor Michael Bromwich. The court said that Bromwich may continue to examine Apple’s…>read more

No Comment February 11, 2014

7th Circuit Upholds Life Sentence of Former Gallatin County Sheriff

7th Circuit Upholds Life Sentence of Former Gallatin County Sheriff The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld the consecutive life sentences of former Gallatin County Sheriff, Raymond Martin. Following the decision of the appeals court, Illinois’s top federal prosecutor Stephen Wigginton released a statement observing, “The people…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

Georgia Court of Appeals Allows Forced Blood Test with Warrant

Georgia Court of Appeals Allows Forced Blood Test with Warrant The Georgia Court of Appeals has overruled a 2006 state Supreme Court precedent and held that a forced blood test can be conducted on a suspected drunk driver in Georgia, if accompanied by a search warrant. The Court of Appeals…>read more

No Comment January 31, 2014

8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Government’s Bid to Keep Food Stamp Data Secret

8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals Rejects Government’s Bid to Keep Food Stamp Data Secret The US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit has rejected arguments of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that the public has no right to know which retailer is earning how much of taxpayer’s money under the food stamp program.…>read more

No Comment January 29, 2014

9th Circuit Rules Gays and Lesbians to Not Be Prevented from Jury Service

9th Circuit Rules Gays and Lesbians to Not Be Prevented from Jury Service In a decision with widespread significance, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled this week that it was unconstitutional to exclude jurors based on sexual orientation as it is also unconstitutional to exclude women and minorities from…>read more

No Comment January 23, 2014

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