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Compelling Criminal Defendant to Provide Fingerprint to Unlock Cellphone Did Not Violate Self-Incrimination Privilege
Posted on 21 Feb 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

A recent Minnesota Court of Appeals case of first impression in that State has established that compelling a criminal defendant to provide a fingerprint to unlock his cellphone does not violate the Fifth Amendment, U.S. Const. amend. V, privilege against... Read More

U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Jurisdiction Of Federal Employees' Suit
Posted on 21 Jun 2012 by Bajeerah LaCava

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) precludes district court jurisdiction over claims by federal employees seeking to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 11 ( Michael B. Elgin... Read More

3rd Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Health Care Act Case For Lack Of Standing
Posted on 3 Aug 2011 by Cheryl Keely

NEWARK, N.J. - (Mealey's) A Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Aug. 3 affirmed the dismissal of a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) brought by a New Jersey physician, one of his patients and a physician... Read More

Judge: Military's Ban On Gays Is Unconstitutional
Posted on 10 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

LOS ANGELES - (AP) A federal judge on Thursday declared the U.S. military's ban on openly gay service members unconstitutional and said she will issue an order to stop the government from enforcing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy... Read More