WASHINGTON - In a statement that sent ripples through the legal world, the Supreme Court's eldest jurist, Justice John Paul Stevens recently said that he will decide by sometime in April whether this term on the Supreme Court will be his last. Who might President Barack Obama select to replace Stevens should he get the chance?Read More »
WASHINGTON - The health care summit Thursday between President Barack Obama and House and Senate lawmakers may have started as an effort to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats in crafting legislation. But on the issue of medical malpractice reform, the two parties clashed as Republicans called for liability caps and Democrats countered by saying such measures would harm patients without producing any real cost savings.Read More »
WASHINGTON – Despite President Barack Obama’s call for a freeze in discretionary spending, his fiscal 2011 budget calls for a boost in spending for a number of federal agencies and programs that, if adopted by Congress, will have an impact ...Read More »
WASHINGTON – Lawmakers marking the one-year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act being signed by President Barack Obama said more work needs to be done – and urged passage of another law that would further boost worker protections.Read More »
It started out as a busy year for bankruptcy attorneys – and it just became busier as filings continued to rise. From the start of 2009, experts warned novice bankruptcy attorneys to do their homework before jumping into the specialized ...
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President Barack Obama seated his first U.S. Supreme Court justice within months of taking office, leaving open the very strong possibility that he will get another chance to make an appointment to the nation’s highest court – perhaps even before ...Read More »