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U.S. Supreme Court Extends the Scope of Whistleblower Law in Mutual Funds to Include Law Firms

U.S. Supreme Court Extends the Scope of Whistleblower Law in Mutual Funds to Include Law Firms   The U.S. Supreme Court held this Tuesday that the application of the Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower provisions also protects privately held contractors and subcontractors of a company from retaliation. The court made it clear that the rules also apply to contractors…>read more

No Comment March 5, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Says Investors Can Sue Law Firms Connected with Stanford Ponzi Scheme under State Laws

U.S. Supreme Court Says Investors Can Sue Law Firms Connected with Stanford Ponzi Scheme under State Laws In Chadbourne & Parke LLP v. Troice et al., the U.S. Supreme Court has held that investors in Stanford’s Ponzi scheme are not barred by the SLUSA from suing Chadbourne & Parke and Proskeur Rose, as the investors did not…>read more

No Comment February 27, 2014

Federal Benefits to be Extended to Same-Sex Married Couples

Federal Benefits to be Extended to Same-Sex Married Couples   On Saturday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder  said in a speech that the federal government will begin treating same-sex married couples as equals with heterosexual married couples, according to The New York Times.   “In every courthouse, in every…>read more

No Comment February 10, 2014

Arizona’s Abortion Law Held as Unconstitutional

Arizona’s Abortion Law Held as Unconstitutional   The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday chose not to hear Arizona’s state appeal against the 9th Circuit’s unanimous decision holding Arizona’s abortion law as unconstitutional. Without dissent or comment, the court refused to hear the case that involved a…>read more

No Comment January 14, 2014

Law Grads in Iowa Could Practice In-State Without Bar Exam

Law Grads in Iowa Could Practice In-State Without Bar Exam   A proposal has been presented to the Iowa Supreme Court that would allow graduates of the two law schools in the state to begin practicing law prior to passing the bar exam, according to The Des Moines Register.  …>read more

No Comment January 13, 2014

Utah Tells Agencies Not to Honor Gay Marriages

Utah Tells Agencies Not to Honor Gay Marriages   State offices in Utah have been ordered not to recognize the more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were performed in the two weeks prior to the U.S. Supreme Court halting same-sex marriages in the state, according to NBC News.…>read more

No Comment January 9, 2014

Supreme Court Justices Want Nothing to do with Technology

Supreme Court Justices Want Nothing to do with Technology   When discussing technology and the Supreme Court, the two are not hand-in-hand at all. In fact, a photocopier did not arrive at the Supreme Court until 1969, a couple of years after the technology was released to the public,…>read more

No Comment January 8, 2014

Utah Asks Supreme Court to End Marriage of Same-Sex Couples in the State

Utah Asks Supreme Court to End Marriage of Same-Sex Couples in the State   The Supreme Court has been asked to stop same-sex marriage in the state of Utah by the state’s Attorney General’s Office, according to BuzzFeed. The office wants to delay same-sex marriage while it appeals a trial court ruling that…>read more

No Comment January 2, 2014

Catholic Nuns Aided by the U.S Supreme Court

Catholic Nuns Aided by the U.S Supreme Court       The U.S Supreme Court came to the aid of Catholic nuns. Federal regulations due to the Obama administration’s health care provisions would have forced the nuns to “comply with a federal requirement to provide free contraceptive coverage…>read more

1 Comment January 1, 2014

Justice Antonin Scalia Speaks at University of Memphis Law School

Justice Antonin Scalia Speaks at University of Memphis Law School   On Friday, United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke at an event hosted by the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, according to the Memphis Daily News and the Memphis Business Journal.   During the…>read more

No Comment December 17, 2013

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