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LAND-USE REGULATION

A government agency’s demand for property from a land-use permit applicant must satisfy the U.S. Supreme Court’s requirement that there be a nexus and rough proportionality between the agency’s demand and the effects of the proposed land use, even when ...

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Defense lawyers celebrate high court win on supervisor liability

Defense lawyers are touting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling this week on Title VII supervisor liability as a significant win for employers, providing a welcome clarification to the law while dealing a blow to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

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HOBBS ACT

A defendant could not be convicted of extortion under the Hobbs Act based on his attempting to compel an employee to recommend that his employer approve an investment. See “Justices overturn N.Y. extortion conviction” U.S. Supreme Court. Sekhar v. U.S., ...

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Justices rule for adoptive couple in Indian custody dispute

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WASHINGTON – In a contested interstate adoption case that raised complicated questions about the intersection of federal and state law, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the Indian Child Welfare Act does not automatically bar the adoption of an ...

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