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Supreme Court Won't Hear Tobacco Settlement Challenge
Posted on 7 Mar 2011 by Michael Lefkowitz

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) A challenge to the $200 billion tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) reached the end of the road March 7 when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case, which claims that the settlement violates the Sherman... Read More

Supreme Court Grants Certiorari In Copyright Restoration Dispute
Posted on 7 Mar 2011 by Melissa Ritti

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The constitutionality of Section 514 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA), which restores copyrights in foreign works formerly within the United States' public domain, will soon be debated before the U.S. Supreme... Read More

Virginia Petitions High Court Over Dismissal Of Challenge To Health Care Act
Posted on 3 Oct 2011 by Cheryl Keely

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Commonwealth of Virginia on Sept. 30 filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying that the Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals erred in finding that Virginia lacked standing to challenge... Read More

High Court Won’t Hear Clinton Pay Lawsuit
Posted on 7 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court said Monday it won't hear arguments that Hillary Rodham Clinton is ineligible to be secretary of state because of an obscure rule about pay increases. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal by... Read More

Virginia Responds To Motion To Dismiss Health Care Lawsuit
Posted on 8 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

RICHMOND Va. - (AP) Virginia on Monday disputed the Obama administration's claim that the state lacks standing to challenge the new federal health care reform law. State Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli also said Health and Human Services Secretary... Read More

Supreme Court OKs Arizona's Tax Break For Private Schools
Posted on 5 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) A Supreme Court divided along ideological lines said Monday that ordinary taxpayers cannot challenge government programs that use tax breaks to direct money to religious activities. The court ruled 5-4 in favor of an Arizona scholarship... Read More

Former Wisconsin Prosecutor Sued By Woman He 'Sexted'
Posted on 18 Oct 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

MADISON, Wis. - (AP) A domestic abuse victim filed a lawsuit Friday claiming a disgraced Wisconsin prosecutor violated her constitutional rights by sending her text messages seeking to start an affair while prosecuting her ex-boyfriend. The lawsuit filed... Read More

Federal Court Tosses New Hampshire Man's Health Overhaul Lawsuit
Posted on 4 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

CONCORD, N.H. - (AP) A federal court has thrown out a New Hampshire man's lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the government's health care overhaul, saying he lacked standing to sue because his Medicare coverage will automatically satisfy... Read More

Lawsuit Challenges Discretion In Issuing Gun Permits
Posted on 12 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - (AP) The nationwide debate over liberalizing gun laws spilled into a federal courtroom in Sacramento on Thursday as gun-rights groups challenged how much discretion California's law enforcement officials have in issuing concealed... Read More

Court Won't Lift Stay On Arizona Immigration Law
Posted on 12 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) A federal appeals court on Monday refused to lift a stay blocking major parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect and said the federal government is likely to be able to prove the controversial law is unconstitutional. The... Read More

Feds Sue To Block Arizona Illegal Immigrant Law
Posted on 6 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PHOENIX - (AP) The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Arizona's new law targeting illegal immigrants, setting the stage for a clash between the federal government and the state over the nation's... Read More

Government Drops Defense Of Anti-Gay Marriage Law
Posted on 23 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) In a major policy reversal, the Obama administration said Wednesday it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a federal law banning recognition of same-sex marriage. Attorney General Eric Holder said President Barack Obama... Read More

Oklahoma AG Challenges Federal Health Care Overhaul
Posted on 25 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

OKLAHOMA CITY - (AP) Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt has filed a legal challenge against the federal health care overhaul President Barack Obama signed into law last year. Pruitt's filing Friday in U.S. District Court in Muskogee makes Oklahoma... Read More

NLRB Will Sue Arizona, South Dakota Over Union Laws
Posted on 26 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The National Labor Relations Board says it will move ahead with lawsuits seeking to invalidate state constitutional amendments in Arizona and South Dakota that require workers to hold secret ballot elections before a company can... Read More