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New York’s Green Amendment: How Guidance from Other States Can Shape the Development of New York’s Newest Constitutional Right

USA - November 11 2021 Likened by some to motherhood and apple pie, the Environmental Rights Amendment was adopted by New York with a resounding “Yes” on November 2, 2021…

Allie Ozurovich, Sheila L Birnbaum, Mark S Cheffo, Rachel Passaretti-Wu, Marina Schwarz

Ninth Circuit: Class Action Settlement Not “All Right, All Right, All Right”

USA - June 7 2021 Last week, the Ninth Circuit became the first Federal Circuit Court to directly address the December 2018 revision of Federal Rule of Civil Procedure…

Sheila L Birnbaum, Rachel Passaretti-Wu, Gabrielle N. Piper, Christina Guerola Sarchio

Key Takeaways From the Supreme Court’s Personal Jurisdiction Decision in Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court

USA - March 29 2021 Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued an important decision in Ford Motor Company v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court unanimously affirming the…

Sheila L Birnbaum, Hayden Coleman, Michael A. Fazio, Mara Cusker Gonzalez, Michael H. McGinley

Understanding the Rules of the Road for Pardon Applications

USA - September 16 2020 The upcoming presidential election portends increased filing of pardon and clemency applications and increase…

Andrew S. Boutros, Michael H. McGinley

Eighth Circuit Joins Other Courts of Appeals in Holding that Allegations of Substantive Error in University Sexual Assault Proceedings Plausibly Support Title IX Claim for Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

USA - September 11 2020 The Eighth Circuit joined several federal circuits in holding that a male plaintiff stated a Title IX claim based on allegations that the outcome…

Andrew S. Boutros, David N. Kelley