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Posted by: dmc-admin on 2001-03-19
A buyer can’t purchase a mortgage note by promising not to foreclose on the property and then foreclose anyway, the D.C. Court of Appeals has ruled. Jagdish and Mohana Katyal, the owners of a restaurant in Georgetown, filed for bankruptcy. They sought someone to purchase the note to the restaurant from the bank on…
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Justices Hear Arguments In Guantanamo Detainee Case
Posted by: dmc-admin on 2006-04-10
The Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni identified by the U.S. government as Osama bin Laden’s driver. Hamdan was captured in Afghanistan in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and sent to the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where he remains pending…
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Lawyers of the Year – Neal Katyal – Washington, D.C.
Posted by: dmc-admin on 2006-12-18
Challenging Congress and the President – and winning…
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Lawyers of the Year 2007
Posted by: dmc-admin on 2008-02-28
Lawyers USA has selected a half dozen lawyers from around the nation as Lawyers of the Year for 2006. The list includes attorneys from firms both large and small, a public interest lawyer and a college professor. The cases they handled were as diverse as the law itself – terrorism, patent infringement, lead paint,…
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Can public employees bring “class of one” claim≠
Posted by: dmc-admin on 2008-05-05
WASHINGTON – In a case that could alter the constitutional protections of millions of public employees, the U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule whether the Equal Protection Clause allows them to bring so-called “class of one” claims – employment discrimination claims brought by employees who do not claim to be members of a…
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Court takes up right to DNA testing
Posted by: Susan Bocamazo on 2009-03-02
WASHINGTON – As a growing number of people convicted of crimes are later exonerated by DNA evidence, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up the question of whether there is a constitutional right to test this evidence post-conviction. Some justices, like Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Antonin Scalia expressed wariness about “inventing”…
Supremes debate dog fighting, the definition of ‘kill’ and The Human Sacrifice Channel
Posted by: Kimberly Atkins on 2009-10-06
A federal law criminalizing the sale of videos depicting animal cruelty seems in constitutional peril, after Supreme Court oral arguments today. In arguments in U.S. v. Stevens , a challenge to a law that makes it illegal to create or sell depictions of animal cruelty, most of the justices seemed to indicate that the statute…
When does the EEOC filing clock start?
Posted by: Kimberly Atkins on 2010-02-22
WASHINGTON – Less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano , the Court is considering yet another case involving the alleged discriminatory impact of an entrance exam on firefighters. The case Lewis v. City of Chicago stems from an entry-level examination given to applicants for City of Chicago…
Fate of two-member NLRB rests with Supreme Court
Posted by: Kimberly Atkins on 2010-03-23
WASHINGTON – Several justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed skeptical of the National Labor Relations Board’s claim that it had the power to issue opinions with only two members during oral arguments in a case challenging the board’s authority. The board has operated with only two members for more than two years, and…
Monday status conference: A fight during recess
Posted by: Kimberly Atkins on 2010-03-29
Last week, during oral arguments at the Supreme Court, Deputy Solicitor General Neal K. Katyal urged the justices to find that the National Labor Relations Board had authority to act and issue opinions with only two members – as it had for more than two years. The fact that the Senate had held up the…

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