DOJ Brief Supports TVA Request that Supreme Court Vacate 2nd Circuit Reinstatement of Public Nuisance Greenhouse Gas Lawsuits

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The federal government on Aug. 25 asked the U.S. Supreme Court to vacate a lower court decision to reinstate two lawsuits seeking to limit carbon dioxide emissions, arguing that new greenhouse gas regulations have displaced public nuisance cause of actions ( American...

Shapiro on Portalatin v. Graham

In this Emerging Issues commentary, Jay Shapiro, a partner in the New York office of Katten, Muchin, Rosenman LLP, discusses a decision of a three judge panel of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. The panel held that New York's persistent felony sentencing methodology was a violation of...

The Limits of New York's Indelible Right to Counsel

Castellano on People v. Pacquette, People v. Lopez, People v. Gibson, and People v. Lewie: The Limits of New York's Indelible Right to Counsel By Mr John Castellano Excerpt from 2011 Emerging Issues 5910 SUMMARY: In People v. Pacquette, People v. Lopez, People v. Gibson, and People...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Shades of Spitzer: New York Law Enforcement Takes Aggressive Stance on AML and LIBOR Scandals

by the Consumer Financial Services Group In a one-two punch reminiscent of Eliot Spitzer's tenure as New York Attorney General, that State's law enforcement authorities beat their federal counterparts to the punch by bringing proceedings in the most highly publicized financial scandal of the...

State Net Capitol Journal: Election Cases Coming Down To Wire

As of late last month there were 15 legal cases pending across the country concerning new election restrictions. With roughly a month left before the presidential election, the cases leave judges with little time to resolve election issues in states where the margin of victory for either President Barack...

State Net Capitol Journal: Pot Taxes, Gambling & GMOs Bound For November Ballots

Compiled by Korey Clark As of this writing, voters in six states will weigh a total of 31 ballot measures on Nov. 5, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Many of them are relatively minor, but a few are drawing plenty of attention and campaign cash. In Colorado voters will decide...