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L. Steven Grasz - Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

L. Steven “Steve” Grasz has a long history of partisan political advocacy, including his current stint working in both litigation and lobbying.  The well-connected attorney is also notably the first Trump nominee to get a unanimous “Not Qualified” rating from the American Bar Association (ABA).   2,620 more words

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ALERT: Eighth Circuit -- Notice Under Claims Made Policy Was Not “As Soon As Practicable” Even Though Provided Within Policy Period

Common business insurance policies, such as those providing Errors and Omissions and Directors and Officers coverage, are issued on a “Claims Made” basis. This means that, unlike “occurrence”-based policies which cover injury that takes place during the policy period (regardless of when a claim relating to such incident is made or the negligent conduct occurred), these policies provide coverage for “claims” that are made against the insured during the policy year. 305 more words

A Legal War in Arkansas Threatens Abortion Rights Everywhere

Originally published in VICE on September 7, 2017.

When Donald Trump ran for president, despite his long history of pro-choice positions, he essentially  1,279 more words

Eighth Circuit Affirms Major Crimes Act Conviction over Dissent on Right to Counsel in Tribal Court (Rosebud Sioux)

Here are the materials in United States v. Long:


Long Brief

US Brief


An excerpt from the dissent:

A misdemeanant like Michael Long is forbidden to possess a firearm only if he was “represented by counsel in the case” in which he sustained the misdemeanor conviction, or if he “waived the right to counsel in the case.” 18 U.S.C. 

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Author: Matthew L.M. Fletcher