SCOTUS Changes the Rules of Criminal Procedure, Why It Matters

 May 2, 2016   By Casey C. Sullivan, Esq.

Last Thursday, the Supreme Court announced amendments to the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the procedural rules that govern criminal prosecutions in federal courts. 687 more words

Mistaken Activity: Retaliation Claims in the Wake of Heffernan v. City of Paterson

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision for Heffernan v. City of Paterson. The case involved a police officer who picked up campaign signs for the current mayor’s opponent on behalf of his bedridden mother. 394 more words

Legal Analysis

Let Us All Cheer On The Supreme Court Of The United States

Every autumn, at my high school in New Orleans, for many, education was made to stand in line behind football. Ordinarily, in the heat and humidity of The Big Easy, any kind of activity beyond that needed to populate bars and strip clubs was considered unnecessary and even dangerous. 700 more words

Intellectual Property

SCOTUS on Corruption: Everyone Does It

Events of potentially far-reaching consequences do not always get enough media coverage in an election year, such as the Supreme Court hearing on the corruption conviction of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. 151 more words


Obama Administration’s Case against Owner of Kid’s Lemonade Stand Goes to Supreme Court over HHS Mandate

Washington, DC — This week, the Supreme Court heard arguments related to an owner of a kid’s lemonade stand who challenges the requirement to provide birth control for her employees.  369 more words