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3 hrs ago | WSET-TV Lynchburg

Court rules against company in Va. pollution case

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge's ruling that a company illegally discharged a pollutant into a Wise County creek.

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Related Topix: US News

7 hrs ago | The Washington Post

We must destroy the children to save them

My colleague Tom Jackman's story about the efforts of officials in Northern Virginia to forcibly induce an erection in a teenage boy in order to pursue "sexting" charges against him has deservedly provoked national outrage.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, Family, Kids, Teenagers, Business News

16 hrs ago | JD Supra

Fourth Circuit Determines Whistleblower Termination Not Retaliatory Discharge Under Sarbanes-Oxley

The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled recently that an employee's termination after reporting his company's potential connection to export violations and insider trading did not amount to a retaliatory discharge under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act .

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Related Topix: US News, Corporate Governance, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Ballot Access News

South Carolina Open Primary Oral Argument in Fourth Circuit Won't be in September After All

Last month, the Fourth Circuit had said it will hear Greenville County Republican Party v Way in its mid-September sitting.

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Related Topix: US News

Examiner.com

Court ruling imminent in challenge to invalid Obamacare tax credit payments

According to the explicit language in the Affordable Care Act , tax credits for purchasing federally-regulated health insurance on the "Obamacare" exchanges are only supposed to be available "through an Exchange established by the State."

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Related Topix: Tax, Healthcare Law, Law, District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin court: Hunters can train dogs on wolves

State law establishing Wisconsin's wolf hunt allows hunters to use dogs to track wolves.

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Related Topix: US News

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Lifestyles

Utah to appeal ruling in favour of gay marriage directly to US Supreme Court

Utah state is going straight to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a federal appeals court's ruling that gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, the state attorney general's office announced Wednesday.

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Related Topix: US News, Gay/Lesbian, US Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Daily Record

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.

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Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, First Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Daily Kos

Richmond Times Dispatch: Fourth Circuit Marriage Equality Ruling Said To Be Imminent

Many court watchers have been eagerly awaiting the ruling from the Court of Appeals For the Fourth Circuit.

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Related Topix: US News, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, Virginia, Virginia Government, University of Richmond

JD Supra

The Reporter's Privilege: Where Does The Proposed Federal Shield...

The right of journalists to refuse to testify regarding information or sources obtained as part of the news-gathering process, known as the reporter's privilege, has been recognized by 49 of the 50 states and the District of Colombia.

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Related Topix: Journalism, US News, US Politics, Representative Alan Grayson, US House of Representatives, Democrat

The Washington Post

Halbig v. Burwell: The next big Obamacare case

The Supreme Court's decision in Hobby Lobby has sparked substantial outcry and public debate, but the real litigation over PPACA implementation is just beginning.

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Related Topix: District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, Tax, US Politics

Mon Jul 07, 2014

JD Supra

Supreme Court Rules CERCLA Does Not Preempt State Statute of Repose

In CTS Corp. v. Waldburger , 13-339, 2014 WL 2560466 , the United States Supreme Court held that the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act does not preempt state-enacted statutes of repose, striking a blow for plaintiffs seeking compensation for historic toxic contamination.

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court, John G. Roberts

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Q-Notes

U.S./World: Marriage moves forward again

Two federal courts issued affirmative rulings on the rights of same-sex couples to wed on the same day in June.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, US News, US Supreme Court, Gay/Lesbian

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WLUK-TV Green Bay

Wisconsin appeals judge tosses Facebook conviction

A Wisconsin appellate judge says an Arena man was within his rights when he posted profane insults toward police on Facebook.

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Related Topix: Arena, WI, Iowa County, WI, US News

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WLOS

Appeals court orders hearing for NC inmate

A federal appeals court has ordered a hearing on whether a juror in a North Carolina death penalty case was improperly influenced when her father suggested she read a Bible verse.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, US News

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Fredericksburg.com

Interracial marriage not the same as same-sex

Learning to reason by analogy is one of the objectives of legal education. Analogical arguments are common in legal debates.

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Related Topix: Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural, US News

Jurist

Federal appeals court reviews Abu Ghraib torture lawsuit

The case was brought in 2009 by four plaintiffs against military contractor CACI International Inc [corporate website], accusing the company of crimes against humanity, sexual assault, torture and other violations at Abu Ghraib prison.

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Related Topix: Abu Ghraib, US News, CACI International, Computers, IT Services, US Supreme Court

Jurist

Supreme Court to rule on pregnant workers' rights

In Young v. United Parcel Service [docket; cert. petition , PDF] the court will consider whether, and in what circumstances, an employer that provides work accommodations to non-pregnant employees with work limitations must provide work accommodations to pregnant employees who are "similar in their ability or inability to work."

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Related Topix: Transportation, Trucking, United Parcel Service, Air Courier, Expedited Group, US Supreme Court, Prison

ABC News

Supreme Court to Consider KBR Whistleblower Case

The Supreme Court will consider whether a whistleblower can move forward with a lawsuit claiming defense contracting giant KBR Inc. falsely billed the government for work in Iraq.

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Related Topix: US News

Mon Jun 30, 2014

The Washington Post

Abu Ghraib suit against contractor CACI is reinstated

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against Arlington-based defense contractor CACI International that accuses the company's employees of conspiring with the U.S. military to torture detainees at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

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Related Topix: CACI International, Computers, IT Services, Abu Ghraib, Software, US News

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