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On Wednesday, February 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court held, 9-0, in the case of Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers that the term “whistleblower” under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act does not include ind (More)
Patricia H. Heer wrote: SCOTUS Could Take Up 280E
There may be no greater thorn in the side of a cannabis producer, processor or retailer than section 280E of the Internal Revenue Code.  Section 280E prohibits businesses engaged in trafficking substances prohibited under the Controlled Substances (More)
The Supreme Court of the United States has accepted for review the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc., et al, in which the state of South Dakota has challenged the continued viability of its 1992 Quill Corp. v. North Dakota decision that requ (More)
Last month, on December 11, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court denied the petition for certiorari in Evans v. Georgia Regional Hospital et al., a high-profile case asking the Justices to decide whether the prohibition in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act o (More)
The Supreme Court issued its first opinion of the October 2017 sitting, Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, No. 16-658, 2017 WL 5160782 (Nov. 8, 2017), early last month. We previously previewed this case when the Supreme Court first gr (More)
The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear an appeal from the en banc Third Circuit in the closely watched and long-running New Jersey sports betting litigation (consisting of two consolidated cases, Governor Christopher J. Christie, e (More)
By Brian J. Slipakoff and Joseph J. Pangaro As Justice Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings progressed in the early part of 2017, one of the most commonly discussed aspects of his legal background was his opposition to administrative deference. (More)
Karen Lehmann Alexander wrote: Supreme Court Hears Argument In Honeycutt
The Honeycutt brothers run an operation selling iodine to methamphetamine dealers.  One brother makes $269,000 in total profits.  The other brother gets paid a weekly salary, but otherwise takes home nothing.  They are both charged in a drug consp (More)
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted certiorari in a case that will provide much needed clarity about the ability of district courts to extend appeal deadlines. The case, Hamer v. Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (No. 16-658), involves the (More)