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  • As the Supreme Court begins its 2014-15 term this month, it will be considering a number of securities cases, including the Omnicare case, which is scheduled for oral argument on November 3rd, and three other cases in which petitions for certiorari are currently pending before the Court. As discussed below, these cases raise significant questions […]
  • Moving further to allow Texas to enforce new limits on abortion clinics in the state, a federal appeals court has temporarily approved a requirement that those facilities must be upgraded to perform major surgical operations, even if a clinic is only using drugs to end a pregnancy. The ruling, issued Thursday evening by the U.S. […]
  • What does Gregory Holt, an Arkansas inmate serving a life sentence for breaking into his ex-girlfriend’s house and slitting her throat, have in common with the retail behemoth Hobby Lobby, a corporation owned by a family with strong religious beliefs? More than you might think. For starters, they have the some of the same lawyers, […]
  • The Supreme Court will open the October 2014 Term on Monday morning by hearing arguments that may bring back bad memories of convoluted law school discussions: may an officer’s reasonable “mistake of law” provide reasonable suspicion to stop a car under the Fourth Amendment? The Court has previously ruled that a reasonable mistake of fact […]
  • NAIROBI, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – EVENTS: NIGERIA – Fitch’s ratings review of Nigeria NIGERIA – weekly interbank rates report: Secured Open Buy Back (OBB), NIBOR, 30, 60, 90-day GLOBAL […]
  • Governments and global health authorities are struggling to halt an outbreak of deadly Ebola virus that has killed at least 3,300 people since it began in West Africa in March. LATEST STORIES > Four close to US Ebola patient quarantined in Dallas apartment > American cameraman for NBC News diagnosed with Ebola in Liberia > […]
  • The petition of the day is: Diacetyl Plaintiffs v. Aaroma Holdings, LLC 14-71 Issue: (1) Whether the Third Circuit erred in concluding, contrary to the decisions of this Court and the law in the Second, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits, that a trustee in bankruptcy can settle the tort claims of those […]
  • * Boko Haram killed thousands in campaign for Islamic state Source:
  • What kind of house can you afford on a public defender’s salary? Source:
  • * Real Housewives of Cell Block D. Joe Giudice sentenced to 41 months. [Fox News] * New practice area in Alabama: Fetus lawyer. There’s potential there, but is it viable? [Slate] * The Supreme Court is going to hear a prison litigation case. Here’s why that’s important. [Constitutional Accountability Center] * Apparently no one is […]


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