For all the political debate over immigration, the legal issue in In re Sergio C. Garcia on Admission is quite narrow. The main question is whether a federal law that prevents undocumented immigrants from receiving “public benefits” including a “professional license … by an agency of the state … or by appropriated funds of a state or local government” applies to the granting of a law license.Read More »
Laws that would broaden fracking – the controversial drilling practice that uses a mix of chemicals and water at high pressure to release natural gas deep under the surface – are facing environmental challenges in court.Read More »
Does a warrantless blood-alcohol test violate a DUI suspect’s Fourth Amendment rights? See “Does warrantless blood test violate Fourth Amendment?” Missouri v. McNeely, No. 11-1425. Certiorari granted Sept. 25, 2012. Ruling below: State v. McNeely, 358 S.W.3d 65 (Mo. 2012). ...
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A woman who developed breast cancer after taking combination hormone therapy drugs including Premarin, Provera and Prempro for 15 years won a $5 million award against drug companies Wyeth and Upjohn this month.Read More »