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  • If Tuesday’s oral argument in Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean is any indication, the Supreme Court appears likely to side with a former federal air marshal and rule that his disclosure to the media of alarming lapses in post-September 11 aviation security was protected by the Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA) – and […]
  • NAIROBI, Nov 6 (Reuters) – – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Thursday. – – – – – EVENTS: KENYA-Central Bank of Kenya auctions 91-day treasury bills GLOBAL MARKETS Asian shares and commodity currencies dropped on Thursday as investor concerns about […]
  • For the rest of the nation’s capital, yesterday’s elections may have been the week’s headliner, but inside the Supreme Court the main event came today, as spectators – including retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the D.C. Circuit – packed the courtroom to hear a case about . . . fish. […]
  • The petition of the day is: SQM North America Corporation v. City of Pomona 14-297 Issue: Whether, as the Ninth Circuit held, in open and admitted conflict with other courts of appeals, a district court may exclude expert testimony as unreliable only when it is based on a “faulty methodology or theory,” or whether, as […]
  • * Regional leaders say elections should be held next Nov. (Adds end of troika mission, comments from presidents of Ghana and Senegal and opposition, background) Source:
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  • * A cautionary tale about using online dating to cheat on your spouse — you might end up upwards of $54K poorer. [Legal Cheek] * Alabama wasted time and energy passing a ballot measure for the purely symbolic purpose of reaffirming Xenophobia? Shocking! [The Volokh Conspiracy / Washington Post] * Interesting tale of reporting a […]
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  • However strange the facts may sound, Jesinoski v. Countrywide Home Loans presents a scenario that has come up all too often in the aftermath of the financial crisis. A borrower receives a mortgage loan. Among the dozens of papers that the borrower signs at the closing is a document in which the borrower acknowledges that […]