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Opinion Analysis: In 5-4 Ruling, SCOTUS Strikes Down Part of Immigration and Nationality Act

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ruled that part of a federal law used to deport immigrants who have been convicted of aggravated felonies is unconstitutionally vague, and thus violates the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause. The case, Sessions v. Dimaya, … Continue reading

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Argument analysis: Justices look for middle ground on criminal restitution

The issue before the Supreme Court in Lagos v. United States is the interpretation of a restitution statute applied in tens of thousands of criminal sentencing hearings each year. The Mandatory Victim Restitution Act requires courts to impose restitution for … Continue reading

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How a Spouse’s “Contributions and Efforts” Factor into a Court’s Equitable Distribution Analysis in New York

New York is an equitable distribution state. Thus, when it comes to dividing up a couple’s assets in a New York divorce case, the court will consider a number of factors. However, before the court gets to the point of … Continue reading

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The California Senate Utilities Committee’s Net Neutrality Analysis Might as Well Have Been Written by AT&T

S.B. 822, Senator Scott Wiener’s net neutrality bill, is currently pending in the California legislature. It’s a bill that prioritizes consumers over large ISPs, creating strong net neutrality protections. Unsurprisingly, AT&T and the rest of the giant telecom companies don’t … Continue reading

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Article on Boilerplate and Default Rules in Wills Law: An Empirical Analysis

Reid Kress Weisbord & David Horton published an Article entitled, Boilerplate and Default Rules in Wills Law: An Empirical Analysis, 103 Iowa L. Rev. 663 (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The prime directive of wills law… … Continue reading

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