This week the Court hears 4 arguments including one regarding immigrants who were convicted of crimes prior to the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. The Supreme Court’s decision could restrict their ability to travel internationally, possibly affecting their ability to maintain family ties or fulfill religious obligations. Another case of particular interest with tax season upon us involves the possibility of imposing limitations on the time frame in which you can be audited by the IRS.
SCOTUS starts the year out with arguments regarding gender discrimination in The Family Medical Leave Act, Nude Scenes and Expletives on TV, and why falling on the ice at work can hurt more than your ego.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
- 10-1121 KNOX, DIANNE, ET AL. v. SERVICE EMPLOYEES INT’L UNION
- 10-1293 FCC, ET AL. v. FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, ET AL.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
This week the Supreme Court hears 6 cases including a couple of health care issues involving drug patents and research, healthcare costs and the generic drug manufacturing industry. Also being discussed will be DNA testing, expert witnesses and the Sixth Amendment’s Confrontation Clause.
Monday, December 5, 2011
- 10-704 MESSERSCHMIDT, CURT, ET AL. v. MILLENDER, AUGUSTA, ET AL.
- 10-844 CARACO PHARMACEUTICAL, ET AL. v. NOVO NORDISK A/S, ET AL.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 6 cases. The topics range from insider trading and Securities Regulation, to the Privacy Act and whether emotional and other noneconomic damages are “actual damages,” raising broad implications for future suits under the Privacy Act.
Monday, November 28, 2011
- 10-1195 MIMS, MARCUS D. v. ARROW FINANCIAL SERVICES, LLC
- 10-708 FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL v. EDWARDS, DENISE P.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
- 10-1261 CREDIT SUISSE SECURITIES, ET AL. v. SIMMONDS, VANESSA
- 10-875 HALL, LYNWOOD D., ET UX. v. UNITED STATES
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 6 cases. The topics range from immigration, deportation and the IRS, to the largest beef recall in U.S. history, to how citizens can protect themselves from government officials’ possible abuse of new technologies, for instance: when the FBI places GPS devices on vehicles suspected of drug trafficking.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
This week the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in 6 cases. The topics range from the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) to ineffective counsel and whether eyewitness testimony should be allowed as evidence.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
- 10-1104 MINNECI, MARGARET, ET AL. v. POLLARD, RICHARD L., ET AL.
- 10-788 REHBERG, CHARLES A. v. PAULK, JAMES P., ET AL.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
It’s a short week for the Supremes this week — Monday is a legal holiday — but they’ll be hearing 5 new cases on Tuesday and Wednesday:
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
- 10-507 PACIFIC OPERATORS OFFSHORE v. VALLADOLID, LUISA L., ET AL.
- 10-637 GREENE, ERIC v. FISHER, SUPT., SMITHFIELD
- 10-948 COMPUCREDIT CORP., ET AL. v. GREENWOOD, WANDA, ET AL.
By the way, if you ever have questions about upcoming oral arguments, you can find a complete listing here, with links to docketing information and to the LIIBULLETIN analyses as they become available.
Today is the first day of the new Supreme Court term. This week the Court hears cases on topics ranging from copyright to habeas corpus and the registration of sex offenders. Here’s the calendar; as always, you can read our LII Supreme Court Bulletin case analyses by clicking on the name of the case:
Monday, October 3, 2011
- 09-958 MAXWELL-JOLLY, DAVID v. INDEP. LIVING CENTER OF S. CA
- 10-6549REYNOLDS, BILLY J. v. UNITED STATES
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
- 10-1001 MARTINEZ, LUIS M. v. RYAN, DIR., AZ DOC
- 10-63 MAPLES, CORY R. v. MAPLES, INTERIM COMM’R, AL DOC
- 10-680 HOWES, WARDEN v. FIELDS, RANDALL L.
By now, you may have noticed that the look of the LII site has changed a little bit . And that’s not all. Behind the scenes, we’ve made some very ambitious architectural changes, expanded some collections, and added major new things. We’ll have more surprises over the next couple of weeks; today, we’re just putting up the new skin.
Unfortunately, not all of the surprises will be pleasant ones. We had to wade through a lot of old stuff and make a lot of changes in very scattered places to get all of this to happen. We know that there will be intermittent problems with random parts of the site for a while, and — while we’ve done a lot of chasing already – our four engineers will be doing their best to chase down problems as they arise. Just let us know via our contact form. Repairs won’t be instantaneous, but we’ll get to them as quickly as we can. Frankly, with such a small group here, we have to rely on you guys to tell us what’s wrong; we’d have no hope of going through nearly half a million web pages to find all the bugs.
This is our first major makeover in seven years, and the biggest engineering change ever at the LII. Dave, Wayne, Dan, Brian, and Sara have been pushing hard for more than a year, and we’re almost there.
Wish us luck on the bug hunt, and enjoy the new look. Soon, we’ll have some things we think you’ll like even better…..
Most of the website should be available, but you may experience problems accessing Wex, the Constitution, the Supreme Court collection, and a few other sections of the site tomorrow.
We expect things will be back to normal for most users by the afternoon that same day.
Thanks for your patience,
- The LII Team