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Breaking news: Sixth Circuit strikes down Michigan constitutional amendment on college admissions

  • Squire Patton Boggs
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 1 2011

A divided panel of the Sixth Circuit today struck down an amendment to the Michigan constitution added by voters in 2006 that prohibited Michigan’s public colleges and universities from granting “preferential treatment to any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin.”

SCOTUS refuses to backtrack on controversial Citizens United decision

  • King & Spalding LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 5 2012

In a much anticipated ruling, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed a Montana Supreme Court ruling that said that a 100-year old law barring corporate independent expenditures in the state was justified by the state’s history of corruption in the 19th and early 20th centuries

International Trade and Technology Transfer Reporter IT3: 2012 Issue 2

  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • November 29 2012

“Breakneck speed” might be an overstatement, but it cannot be denied that achieving broad export control reform as envisioned by the Obama Administration requires a massive undertaking involving many complex issues that it will take considerable time to work through and finally resolve

FEC starts to make Citizens United a reality

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 12 2010

As we previously noted, the Supreme Court has ushered in a new dawn on corporate political spending in its recent decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. ____ 2010

Judge rules State Assembly must open records

  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 18 2012

In a resounding victory for public access to state government documents, a Sacramento judge has rejected efforts by the California State Assembly to keep secret records reflecting its internal budgeting and spending of taxpayer money

Peanut butter cookie served to allergic child not an inherently violent act

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2011

A federal court in California recently dismissed with prejudice a claim against a school district and some of its personnel filed by the parents of a child with an allergy to nuts; they alleged that the defendants threatened harm to the child by refusing to keep him in a nut-free environment, which threat was undertaken to discourage the parents from exercising a legal right, i.e., requesting accommodations for him, in violation of state law

Supreme Court holds FOIA responses trigger FCA public disclosure bar

  • Haynes and Boone LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 23 2011

The Supreme Court recently held that a federal agency's response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request could bar a later False Claims Act case based on the information disclosed

Condemning municipalities not required to negotiate with mortgagees

  • Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 28 2013

In Borough of Merchantville v. Malik & Son, LLC (A-3745-11T4), decided on February 5, 2013 and approved for publication, the New Jersey Appellate

Supreme Court opens the way to expanded advertising revenues by invalidating limits on corporate political ad spending

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 21 2010

On January 21, 2010, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, a case challenging limits on political speech by corporations

Prison ban on pen-pal advertising does not violate the first amendment

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 27 2011

In 2005, the Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Corrections suspected that inmates were using pen-pal internet sites to fraudulently obtain money