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NLRB Overturns Potentially Landmark Decision for College Athletes

Meghan Hallinan
This week the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) declined to determine whether Northwestern University football players could form a union, bringing an end to more than 16 months of expectations of an affirmative decision that could change the landscape of...
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Rosenberg Unsealed: Grand Jury Testimony from Famed Cold War Spy Trial

Tracie Goldsmith
Details of one of the most famous trials of the Cold War era may now become a little clearer after a federal judge ordered grand jury testimony of two key witnesses to be unsealed this month.  On May 19, Judge...
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Supreme Court Overturns Decision on Medicaid Reimbursement Rates

Tracie Goldsmith
The United States Supreme Court overturned an Idaho District Court decision in late March, finding that private healthcare providers cannot sue states to increase Medicaid reimbursement to match the increasing rate of medical costs. In Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center,...
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Racial Gerrymander Case Remanded

Noam Mayer-Deutsch
On March 25, 2015, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the US District Court for the Middle District of Alabama (“the District Court”), which had ruled that the State of Alabama had not engaged in illegal racial gerrymandering in...
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Spies, Security, and Section 215: Sunset of the Patriot Act

Philip Menchaca
The debate over the limits of domestic surveillance has intensified in recent days, as the June 1st expiration date of several controversial provisions of the Patriot Act draws near.   Three sections of the Patriot Act sunset on June 1st: Section...
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Supreme Court Returns Pregnancy Discrimination Case to Lower Court

Karen Bubelnik
On March 25, 2015, the United States Supreme Court (the “Court”) handed down its decision in Young v. United Parcel Service Inc. concerning the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, vacating the lower court’s decision and remanding the matter back to the United...
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SOX on the Seas

Philip Menchaca
On February 25, the Supreme Court concluded that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act does not apply to fish. Passed in the wake of the Enron scandal and intended to address corporate fraud, § 1519 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act makes it a crime...
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U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Case On Same-Sex Marriage

Allyson Werner
On January 16, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed to hear four consolidated appeals coming out of the Sixth Circuit. The issues before the Court are whether the 14th Amendment requires states to license same-sex marriages and whether...
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Second Circuit Overturns Insider Trading Convictions

Meghan Hallinan
This month the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit overturned insider trading convictions of hedge fund managers Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson. The Second Circuit ruling marked the first appellate decision in years to limit the scope...
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