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SCOTUS to Tackle 'Private Actor' ADA Compliance

If complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is difficult, it is even more difficult to ensure that another entity is complying as well.

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SCOTUS to Decide 'Catch-22' or 'Only Yourself To Blame'  Case

Is the North Carolina legislature in a “Catch-22” or are its problems entirely of its own making?

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 SCOTUS to Decide if Fourth Amendment Malicious Prosecution Claims Are Possible

What does a litigant do when the statute of limitations has run out on his or her best claim?  Get creative, of course, especially when the U.S. Supreme Court has left the door open.

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SCOTUS Narrows Bribery Definition for Government Officials

Beyond what even the U.S. Supreme Court describes as “tawdy tales of Ferraris, Rolexes, and ball gowns,” McDonnell v. United States deals with a practical issue many elected officials confront at some point in their political career:  When and how can you help someone who has helped you? 

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SCOTUS Reverses Former Virginia Governor's Corruption Conviction

The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously overturned the public corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell earlier this week, and some legal experts are saying the court has, in effect, set a higher standard for proving corruption.

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States May Need to Re-examine Abortion Laws After SCOTUS Ruling

At a minimum, admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements are in trouble following the U.S. Supreme Court’s 5-3 ruling today in an abortion case.

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SCOTUS Allows Non-Tribe Members to be Sued in Tribal Court

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Dollar General Corporation v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians leaves in place the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that in some instances nonmembers of Indian tribes—including state and local governments—can be sued in tribal court for claims of civil wrongdoing.

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SCOTUS Explains How to Constitutionally Criminalize Refusal to Consent

If your state criminalizes refusal to consent to a blood alcohol concentration tests (or wants to do so), the U.S. Supreme Court has explained how to do it right, i.e. constitutionally.

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Narrow (and Rare) SCOTUS Win for Affirmative Action

Ironically, had Justice Antonin Scalia lived, Fisher II might have been 4-4 or become Fisher III. But instead the more liberal Justices plus Justice Anthony Kennedy prevailed in this win for affirmative action.

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Supreme Court Halts Immigration Deferred Action

The U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4 in United States v. Texas on whether President Obama’s deferred action immigration program violates federal law.

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