Tag Archives: Federal

CRS on the federal government’s obligation to include countervailing information in FISA applications

From the CRS Legal Sidebar, HPSCI Memorandum Sparks Debate over FISA Application Requirements (February 14, 2018 LSB10076): A central factual question that appears to be disputed by the competing memoranda [the declassifed Nunes memo and the still classified Schiff memo] … Continue reading

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Mixed messages from US District Judge hearing legal challenge to federal marijuana prohibition

In this post earlier this week, I noted today's scheduled hearing in federal court concerning a lawsuit challenging marijuana's placement on Schedule 1 under the Controlled Substances Act and asked "Could a high-profile lawsuit help end federal marijuana prohibition?". This … Continue reading

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Federal Officials to Pay $42 Million to Family of Child Injured in Forceps Delivery

 The federal government has agreed to pay $42 million to the parents of a young Pennsylvania boy who was left disabled from birth injuries caused by the use of forceps at the time of his delivery. According to an Associated … Continue reading

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Should there be (and will there be) an appeal of federal judge's imposition of "shorter sentence because … of [defendant's] decision to be sterilized"?

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In what may be the first "gig economy" case to be fully decided on the merits a California federal court finds that an independent contractor is not an employee [ Lawson v Grubhub Inc. Case No.15-cv-05128-JSC ]

The case involved Grubhub in a labor lawsuit filed by one of its former drivers (plaintiff Lawson) In a long and detailed court opinion released February 8, 2018 by US Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley, who ruled: "the Court [found] … Continue reading

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