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  • As of this week, the Affordable Care Act turns five years old. How much do you know about the details of this sweeping law? Take the ATL/Wolters Kluwer ACA Challenge here and find out. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/1qf15ubLRKw/story01.htm
  • Roberts and Alito joined the liberals! Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/LjyIC47DwTU/story01.htm
  • More and more investors are using social media as a tool for their investing needs. As a result of the inherent risks associated with social media, the SEC has issued an Investor Bulletin to highlight best practices for those clients. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/qpDmDRicY9s/story01.htm
  • UNITED NATIONS, March 25 (Reuters) – A former child soldier from Democratic Republic of Congo told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday he was sorry for the harm he caused after he was forcefully recruited from his school by an armed group at age 12. Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/ToyXWlmKCtI/idAFL2N0WR1KJ20150325
  • LONDON, March 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Human traffickers may face life imprisonment under a British law passed on Wednesday to crack down on modern-day slavery, one of a raft of measures designed to lead the way in combating the $150 billion a year industry. Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/XI3guV_fenI/idAFL6N0WJ2TS20150325
  • ABIDJAN, March 25 (Reuters) – The three nations hardest hit by West Africa’s Ebola epidemic recorded the lowest weekly total of new cases so far this year in the week leading up to March 22, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/yYOIIYUbBXA/idAFL6N0WR59G20150325
  • Analysis Each time the Environmental Protection Agency is before the Supreme Court these days, it gets a reminder that it is not likely to get the benefit of a doubt that it used its regulatory powers entirely legally. It did seem, as the ninety-minute argument on Michigan v. EPA and two companion cases (National Mining […]
  • It is easy to read the Supreme Court’s five-to-four decision in Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v. Alabama and Alabama Democratic Conference v. Alabama as a mostly inconsequential case giving a small, and perhaps only temporary, victory for minority voters in a dispute over the redrawing of Alabama’s legislative districts after the 2010 census. Indeed, although […]
  • The Court apparently designed its decision Tuesday in B&B Hardware v. Hargis Industries to answer as narrow a question as possible and I think most readers of this blog will come away convinced that the opinion was a success, at least by that measure. The case presents a question of issue preclusion – the relation […]
  • NAIROBI, March 25 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. – – – – – EVENTS: * BOTSWANA – Botswana expected to release GDP figures. * KENYA – Central Bank of Kenya auctions 182-day and 364-day Treasury bills. * […]