RICHMOND, Va. – The legal battle over the federal health care reform law has made it to the next level. The 4th Circuit on Tuesday heard arguments in the first two cases to advance from the trial court level to ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – Just hours before the U.S. government was set to shut down due to a lack of funding, Washington lawmakers agreed to a short-term budget plan Friday night, ensuring that courtrooms and agencies crucial to lawyers will remain open ...Read More »
The Department of Justice’s decision to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act against legal challenges could eventually transform several major practice areas in states that permit gay marriage.Read More »
Buried in the White House’s federal budget plan is a proposal to encourage states to reform their medical malpractice laws.
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At the request of President Barack Obama, the Department of Justice has announced that it will no longer defend the federal Defense of Marriage Act against legal challenges.Read More »
The individual mandate in the new federal health care reform law is constitutional, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia has ruled in granting a dismissal.Read More »
President Barack Obama released his budget requests for fiscal year 2012 on Feb. 14, seeking $3.73 trillion in total spending and claiming $1.1 trillion in spending cuts over the next ten years. Within the 216-page document are numerous items for ...
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WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has signed legislation that exempts estates smaller than $5 million ($10 million for married couples) from the federal estate tax, and creates a maximum estate tax rate of 35 percent.Read More »