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437. Megalomania watch

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Confira a programação da Rádio Justiça para esta quarta-feira (17)

Revista Justiça No quadro Direito Constitucional, o programa fala sobre a ação direta de inconstitucionalidade proposta pela Confederação Nacional de Saúde e que será julgada em breve no Supremo Tribunal Federal. A ação questiona dispositivos da lei que trata dos planos e seguros privados de assistência à saúde. Para falar sobre o tema, o Revista Justiça recebe ao vivo com a Dra. Ana Paula Oriola de Raeffray, professora e especialista em Direito da Saúde. Participa também nesta quarta-feira o jurista e pós-doutor pela Universidade de Lisboa, Dr. Lênio Streck, na coluna Compreender Direito, trazendo temas diversos e novidades da Justiça brasileira. Nesta quarta, ele vai falar sobre uma decisão do Superior Tribunal de Justiça anulando um acórdão do Rio Grande do Sul por falta de fundamentação. No quadro….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Supreme People’s Court & Supreme Court Justice Roberts’ 2017 year-end report

Chief Justice John Roberts of the United States Supreme Court may be surprised to learn that a translated version of his 2017 year-end report on the federal courts was recently published by the People’s Court Daily, as it has been for the past twelve years. It was republished by Wechat and Weibo sites affiliated with the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) and other prominent legal websites. What significance does the report have? The translators that bring the year-end reports to Chinese readers are Mr. Huang Bin (formerly of the SPC’s China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence and now of the National Judicial College, a former Yale Law School visiting scholar) and Ms. Yang Yi (China Institute of Applied Jurisprudence, a former Columbia Law School visiting scholar). Two subjects in Justice Roberts’ report 2017 are likely to resonate with Chinese readers. The first is how the federal courts dealt with national disasters in 2017 (introductory comments in some of….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Supreme Court action at its January 10, 2018, conference on CalWORKs, employment, res judicata cases

At its January 10 conference, the Supreme Court granted review in two civil cases and depublished one civil opinion.  It also issued 16 grant-and-hold orders in criminal cases, 13 criminal or habeas corpus case grant-and-transfer orders, and an order to show cause in another habeas case, and it depublished a criminal opinion and responded favorably to two clemency recommendation requests by the Governor. Here’s a quick look at the three civil cases with, for the two review-granted cases, the issue presented as stated by the court or its staff. Christensen v. Lightbourne:  Review granted. (1) Should court-ordered child support payments for children living outside the home be considered income available to children in the home in determining eligibility for CalWORKs aid?  (2) When garnished child support is the direct or indirect income of children outside the home who are receiving CalWORKs aid, does the state violate Welfare and Institutions Code section….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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2-Day DRI appellate advocacy seminar coming in March

On March 14 and 15 in Las Vegas, DRI will present its 2018 Appellate Advocacy Seminar.  From the program brochure:  “At the DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, experienced appellate practitioners, in-house counsel, and occasional appellate advocates alike will benefit from a distinguished faculty of judges, in-house counsel, and leading practitioners providing valuable insights into effective appellate advocacy.  The live oral argument and writing sessions will provide concrete strategies and techniques for improving persuasiveness on appeal.” Seminar faculty includes judges from the Ninth Circuit, California Court of Appeal, and other appellate courts around the country.  [Disclosure (and an additional reason to attend):  Horvitz & Levy partner Mitch Tilner is also part of the seminar faculty.] Share.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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