8 hrs ago
Re: Applicability of Federal Criminal Laws and the Constitution
In May, David Barron was confirmed as a judge in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit , after a half-hour filibsuter by Rand Paul , and opposition stemming from a confidential memo he wrote, justifying the use of targeted drone strikes against terrorists, e.g. Anwar al-Awlaki .
13 hrs ago
Boom: #Obamacare architect upholds #Halbig decision
I normally use that graphic as a metaphor for the needlessly disruptive, even harmful effects the Affordable Care Act is having on the American health care system and the millions who rely on it.
19 hrs ago
National Review Online
This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "July 25
Displaying his usual perspicacity and deploying his full arsenal of clichA©s, Teddy Kennedy, one of nine Democrats to vote against Souter's confirmation, will rail against Souter: Souter had not demonstrated "a sufficient commitment to the core constitutional values at the heart of our democracy."
Tue Jul 22, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Open-shop contractor group calls on Worcester to end apprenticeship mandate
The head of a trade association representing open-shop contractors and their employees is calling on the city to repeal the mandated apprentice training program that is part of its Responsible Employer Ordinance.
The Latest on the Use of Retained Asset Accounts to Pay Life Insurance Benefits
In Merrimon v. Unum Life Insurance Co. of America , 2014 WL 2960024 , the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit became the third circuit court to approve an insurance company's use of a retained asset account to pay life insurance benefits where the use of an RAA was expressly provided for under the ERISA plan.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Stay order puts Ohio school, 600 students in limbo
A judge's order for the Ohio Department of Education to pay $300,000 to keep a Cincinnati charter school open has been put on hold in an appeals court ruling announced Monday, a move that threatens to send 600 low-income, at-risk youth and their caretakers scrambling for the upcoming school year.
Until Cops Pay a Real Price For Their Lawlessness, There's No Reason to Expect Them to Stop
Again, the police don't have any authority to do that. In fact, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has held in the case of Glik v.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
The Construction Advantage - Issue 7
In our seventh issue of The Construction Advantage, we provide you with new data on the construction industry and two new cases from Massachusetts on bidding and the economic loss doctrine.
Suit aimed at protecting Kennebec salmon revived
A federal appeals court has revived part of a lawsuit brought by two Maine-based environmental groups hoping to save Atlantic salmon and American shad populations from being chewed up in the turbines of hydroelectric dams on the Kennebec River.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Homeland Security Watch
Contemplating lethal operations
Four years ago , David Barron, then Acting Assistant Attorney General and chief of the Office of Legal Counsel finalized his memorandum to the Attorney General R E: Applicability of Federal Criminal Laws and the Constitution to Contemplated Lethal Operations against Shaykh Anwar al-Aulaqi .
After ruling, court freezes its decision in White case
The First Circuit Court of Appeals announced, hours after it ruled in a twenty-year-old sentencing case, it would freeze its decision and re-issue an opinion dealing with Stanley White of Ascension Parish.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Co. can't block employee from going to competitor
A recruiting company's formula for calculating the per diem component of consultants' wages violated the Fair Labor Standards Act's overtime provision, the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled.
Anna Maria Islander Newspaper
State appeals court upholds statewide net ban
Florida's 1st District Court of Appeals three-judge panel in Tallahassee sided July 7 with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, affirming the commission's authority to enforce the state constitutional amendment approved by voters in 1994.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
The Miami Herald
Net fishing ruling upheld
Recreational anglers in South Florida and around the state got some welcome news earlier this week from the First District Court of Appeals in Tallahassee.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Family Winemakers of California Cheered by Passage of Direct Shipping Statute in Massachusetts
"We know consumers and wineries have been waiting since 2006 for this day," said Joseph Harbison, chair of Family Winemakers of California and owner of Harbison Estate Wines in Oakville, California.
First Circuit Finds for Life Insurer in ERISA Class Action...
In a unanimous panel decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit reversed a trial court's ruling that the defendant, Unum Life Insurance Company of America , had breached fiduciary duties under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 by using so-called retained asset accounts to disburse death benefits under ... (more)
Thu Jul 10, 2014
La. diocese: priest cannot break seal of confession
Baton Rouge, La., Jul 10, 2014 / 05:50 am .- After the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled that a priest may have to testify about an alleged confession, the Diocese of Baton Rouge said that this demand "assaults" Church teaching and is unconstitutional.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
4th Circuit: Better than average at high court
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears appeals from federal courts in Maryland, has an enviable record before the U.S. Supreme Court when the justices choose to review its decisions.
Louisiana Supreme Court orders priest to testify about confession
Many observers misunderstood the Hobby Lobby dispute and others like it as a First Amendment case, but it wasn't.
Fri Jul 04, 2014
Rinaldo Del Gallo: The right call for free speech
There has probably been no more an ardent fighter in Berkshire County for the First Amendment's freedom of speech provision than myself.