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US Supreme Court holds it has jurisdiction to review decisions of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces of the United States

US Supreme Court holds it has jurisdiction to review decisions of the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces of the United StatesOrtiz v. United States, Docket: 16-1423, Government & Administrative LawIn addition to "Company Punishment,"* a non-judicial proceeding, the … Continue reading

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[Eugene Volokh] First Circuit Holds Most Anti-Libel Injunctions Are Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court has held that false, defamatory statements are generally constitutionally unprotected against civil damages liability, and even against prosecutions for criminal libel. (Sometimes the plaintiff or the prosecutor may have to show that the defendant knew the statements … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Holds Public Unions May Not Charge Non-Members Fees.

The United States Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) makes clear that agency fee agreements in the public sector are unconstitutional under the First Amendment. Although Janus dealt with government employees, … Continue reading

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USPTO holds key claims of core Twitter patent invalid: Indian inventor was first

Yesterday the United States Patent and Trademark Office had bad news for a particularly broad member of Twitter's key patent family, U.S. Patent No. 9,088,532 on a "device[-]independent message disribution platform." As I reported in March, the '532 patent is … Continue reading

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EPA Holds Environmental Modeling Public Meeting on the Quantitative Use of Surface Water Monitoring

By Jason E. Johnston, M.S. On May 23, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held an “Environmental Modeling Public Meeting” (EMPM).  As stated in the April 12, 2018, Federal Register notice announcing the meeting, the “EMPM provides a public … Continue reading

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