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Year in Review: Top Supreme Court Cases

In our last blog of 2019, we will look at some of the biggest Supreme Court cases of the year: #1: Department of Commerce v. New York: Decided June 27, 2019 by a 5-4 vote; Chief Justice Roberts wrote ...
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A Crack in the Wall

A CRACK IN THE WALL SURROUNDING GUN MANUFACTURERS Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States declined to hear an appeal. In and of itself, such a refusal to take a case is normally not ...
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Time's Person of the Year: 2020 Vision

CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE AGENDA--AND THE COVER In our blog of September 27, 2019, we profiled the 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg, who spoke at the United Nations General Assembly’s ...
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A New Gilded Age

’TIS THE SEASON…FOR INJURIES Yes, it’s that time of year again: the shopping season. For many people, shopping is synonymous with Amazon, the world’s top online retailer. ...
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What You Need to Know About Thanksgiving Travel

THANKSGIVING TRAVEL: MORE DANGEROUS THAN UNDER-COOKED TURKEY? The time of year when family and friends gather to celebrate a uniquely American tradition is fast approaching. For many, Thanksgiving is ...
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Trends in the Law: The Controversy over DACA

This is an installment in our Trends in the Law Series THE CHALLENGE TO DACA REACHES THE U.S. SUPREME COURT On November 12, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States heard one of the most important ...
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The Scandal That Brought Down a Congresswoman

DOUBLE STANDARD OR ACCOUNTABILITY? Last week U.S. Rep. Katie Hill (D-CA) resigned from Congress amid a lurid scandal that began when nude photos of her, her now estranged husband, and a 22-year-old ...
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Halloween: An Adult Holiday Now?

HALLOWEEN: AN ADULT HOLIDAY NOW? Halloween has deep Celtic roots and a tradition dating back centuries to the 1500s. “All Hallows Even (Evening)” was a time to pray for those whose souls ...
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The Opioid Trials: A Fight for Control

AN ELEVENTH-HOUR SETTLEMENT Just hours before the bellwether trial in the Opioid Multi-District Litigation was to begin, a settlement was reached between four major drug companies and distributors, ...
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Hit-and-Run Accidents: More Common-and Deadly-than You Think

A HIT-AND-RUN TRAGEDY IN ENGLAND REACHES ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE British teen Harry Dunn was killed in the U.K. on August 27, 2019, when his motorcycle was hit by a car driven by American Anne ...
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Supreme Court Preview: Something for Everyone

THE SUPREME COURT’S NEW TERM Civil Rights. Separation of Church and State. Abortion. Executive Power. Immigration. An explosive roster to say the least. These topics will make the current docket ...
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The Role of the Whistleblower

This is a new installment in our Trends in the Law series. THE WHISTLE IS BLOWN There has been a lot in the news lately about Whistleblowers. But what exactly are they and what purpose do they serve? ...
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A Lack of Leadership: U.N. Climate Action Summit

“YOU ARE FAILING US” Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, angrily spoke these words in her address on Monday to the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate ...
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A Distrubing Trend

DISTURBING TREND For 30 years, from 1980–2010, pedestrian fatalities declined. Experts debated the causes of the lower mortality rate: Americans were buying smaller cars which had less deadly ...
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The White House Steps In: A Proposal to Ban Flavored Vaping Products

A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS In our August 23, 2019 blog titled “A Mysterious Illness“ we discussed the vaping-related respiratory illness that is fast becoming an epidemic across the country. ...
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Trends in the Law: Criminal Justice Reform

This is another installment of our Trends in the Law series. PROSECUTORS ON THE FRONT LINES OF REFORM All over the country, a progressive movement has been taking root in a place where you would least ...
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An Historic Decision

HISTORIC DECISION This week, Judge Thad Balkman issued his much-anticipated decision in the State of Oklahoma v. Johnson & Johnson trial. The trial was the first of its kind, pitting state ...
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A Mystery Illness: The CDC Invesitgates

THE MYSTERY ILLNESS Since the end of June, nearly 153 cases of a respiratory illness with lung damage have quickly spread across 16 states. The illness has a cluster of common symptoms: shortness of ...
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An American Tragedy Part Two: Domestic Terrorism

The following is Part Two of our blog discussing the laws surrounding the mass shootings that occurred on August 3 and 4, 2019, in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, respectively. WHAT’S IN A ...
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An American Tragedy: Part One

The following blog is Part I in a two-part series devoted to discussing the law surrounding the horrific mass shootings that occurred August 3 and 4, 2019, in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, ...
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The Guardianship Scandal

THE NEW COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCANDAL On Monday, July 29, 2019, ProPublica and The Wall Street Journal published stories on independent investigations revealing a new college admissions scandal. This ...
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A New Rule That Breaks Old Systems

A NEW RULE UPENDS AN OLD SYSTEM On July 15, 2019, the Trump Administration published its “Interim Final Rule on Asylum Seekers,” (see 8 CFR Part 208, and 8 CFR Parts 1003, 1208). Not only ...
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The E-Scooter Craze Turns Deadly: Part II

In our March 7, 2019 blog, we discussed the surging popularity of e-scooters and the huge number of injuries being seen in Emergency Rooms across the country of e-scooter riders and pedestrians hit by ...
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The Opioid Trials Have Begun

BIG PHARMA GOES ON TRIAL We discussed the first case to go to trial in the Opioid Trials in our May 31, 2019 blog (see: The Beginning of the Opioid Trials). The State of Oklahoma is suing Johnson ...
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Trends in the Law: Democracy Protected or Denied?

SUPREME COURT ROUND-UP This week marks the end of the Supreme Court’s 2018-2019 term, and true to form, SCOTUS waited to hand down some of its most anticipated decisions until now. The following ...
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