WASHINGTON – As the budgetary wrangling between the White House and Congress continues, the only thing that is clear is that an agreement on long-term estate tax reform is unlikely. That means federal estate tax rate hikes and the loss ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – A federal statute makes it mandatory for victims of child pornography to get restitution for the losses they suffer. But federal court rulings deciding how those losses should be categorized and what proof is required to establish liability ...Read More »
A federal employee seeking judicial review of a Merit Systems Protection Board decision dismissing an employment related “mixed-case” appeal must go to district court, not the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Supreme Court has unanimously ruled.Read More »
A federal employee seeking judicial review of a Merit Systems Protection Board “mixed-case” decision must go to district court, not the Federal Circuit, regardless of whether the MSPB decided her case on procedural grounds or on the merits. See “‘Mixed-case’ ...Read More »
The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in a challenge to the federal law defining marriage as between a man and a woman, but also hinted that the case could be decided on procedural grounds without reaching the ...Read More »
Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibit the State of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman? See “Justices take up California same-sex marriage ban.” Hollingsworth v. Perry, No. 12-144.Certiorari granted: ...
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