Posted by All-Lawyers on November 10, 2011 , No comment

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Democrats who back gay marriage have decided now is the time to repeal a federal law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The Democrats may satisfy their gay marriage supporters, but the bill won’t get very far. The repeal could be approved by the Senate Judiciary […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on November 10, 2011 , No comment

BISMARCK, N.D. — Like many of her classmates and University of North Dakota students who came before her, senior Annie Hessinger says it doesn’t matter that the school is shedding its 81-year-old nickname after a drawn-out dispute with the NCAA. She’s Fighting Sioux and always will be, no matter what new nickname the school eventually […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on November 10, 2011 , No comment

The politics of President Obama’s health care law could shift dramatically under an expected review by the Supreme Court. The justices meet privately today to decide which of numerous appeals to take up — and one of them is the health care law Obama signed in 2010. Legal analysts expect the high court to take […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on October 27, 2011 , No comment

South Carolina’s new immigration law, SB 20, which faces a lawsuit from pro-immigrant organizations, will not only affect undocumented foreigners but also U.S. citizens and legal residents. Puerto Rico-born Carolina Belen de Paguada is concerned about the possible entry into force of the controversial law, which was inspired by Arizona’s SB 1070 legislation. Married to […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on October 27, 2011 , No comment

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a rare show of unity in a bitterly partisan year, the House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to repeal a law requiring federal, state and local governments to withhold 3 percent of what contractors are owed until they pay their taxes. Federal investigators have found tens of thousands of contractors who owe billions […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on October 27, 2011 , No comment

WASHINGTON — It would be hard for any lawyer to fathom a more riveting caseload than the one Paul D. Clement carried during his seven years in President George W. Bush’s Justice Department. As solicitor general for three years and deputy solicitor for four, Mr. Clement appeared before the Supreme Court 49 times, defended the […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on October 20, 2011 , No comment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration and challengers of the president’s health care overhaul are pushing for Supreme Court consideration of the law in late March, judging by the speed with which they are filing legal papers. Parties in a high court case rarely submit legal briefs before their deadline, and often ask for extensions. […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on October 20, 2011 , No comment

A judge blocked a new Oklahoma law on Wednesday that would have prohibited women in the state from having medication-induced abortions to end unwanted early-term pregnancies. The law had been scheduled to go into effect on November 1, but state District Judge Dan Owens issued a temporary restraining order in a victory for abortion rights […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on August 27, 2011 , No comment

Michigan’s law enforcement authorities have been determined to undo the will of voters who overwhelmingly approved a 2008 ballot initiative legalizing medical marijuana. They’ve looked for every which way to stop patients from accessing marijuana. For example, the law allows patients to possess 2.5 ounces of usable marijuana. However, they’ve been arresting patients for possessing […]

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Posted by All-Lawyers on August 27, 2011 , No comment

At least one sector of the economy is booming, and President Barack Obama can legitimately take credit for it. Since he took office, employment has surged 13 percent at federal regulatory agencies. The regulators’ budgets are up 16 percent. (These numbers are derived from a May report published by Washington University and George Washington University.) […]

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