In 2009, the Supreme Court decided Herring v. United States, a 5-4 decision that held the exclusionary rule does not apply to evidence that is obtained by police mistake and negligence, "rather than systemic error or reckless disregard of constitutional requirements." We are now seeing the Herring-effect make its way......
Reading EFF’s amicus brief recently filed in United States v. Vargas reminds me of a question that has come up in Fourth Amendment circles after the Supreme Court’s 2012 GPS decision, United States v. Jones: Is the DC Circuit’s mosaic analysis in United States Maynard, 615 F.3d 544 (D.C. Show More Summary
The Council also unanimously passed an amendment to the Earned Sick and Safe Leave Act that will provide paid sick days to restaurant workers. [ more › ]
We know Obamacare has provoked litigation regarding its legality and application, but even robocall statutes? It seems the Affordable Care Act is full of litigious inspiration. Indiana Robocall Law Indiana has taken a strong stand against robocallers -- it has prohibited the use of automatic dialing devices except in limited......
The website is now functioning, and its birth trauma will be largely forgotten as an issue come springtime. Republicans, however, will focus heavily on the issue of cost to a small group of people whose premiums will have increased because,...Show More Summary
A federal lawsuit accusing a Kansas public school of violating a student's First Amendment rights was filed last month by the Alliance Defending Freedom organization after the student was prohibited from distributing fliers with biblical verses throughout the school.
Public notice suggests grants of singleton LPFM applications as early as January, 2014; Upcoming settlement, amendment opportunities also described The LPFM juggernaut that has been moving forward with impressive speed all year seems, incredibly enough, to be gaining momentum. Show More Summary
Zayo has completed an amendment of its credit limit, increasing its $1.6 billion term loan facility by $150 million to $1.75 billion.
Part 30 of 33 in the series Educating America By Maura Pennington | Watchdog.org PHILADELPHIA — With school districts like Philadelphia facing critical budget deficits, Pennsylvania lawmakers could make an effort to loosen teacher furlough policies. Show More Summary
Because of Virginia's stringent constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, couples and businesses will have to pay the consequences — literally. The post Virginia Tax Policy To Punish Same-Sex Couples And Businesses That Recognize Their Marriages appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The EPA is amending the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule to implement technical corrections, clarifications and other amendments, including revisions to global warming potentials for certain greenhouse gases. The agency’s action also establishes confidentiality determinations for the reporting of new or substantially revised data elements. Show More Summary
Three members of the House Intelligence Committee proposed an amendment to the latest intelligence authorization act that would ban “signature” drone strikes, which kill individuals based on their activities without confirming their identities. Show More Summary
[Content Note: War on agency; Christian supremacy.] Yes, yes you are. The grossest and the worst. Former Republican presidential candidate and constant despicable dipshit Rick Santorum is real indignant about the Affordable Care ActShow More Summary
The National Football League refuses to use a tasteful, low-key ad that theDaniel Defense gun manufacturing company submitted to air at the 2014Super Bowl XLVIII. Although the company is best known for manufacturing its popular line of DDM4 rifles, the commercial focuses on family, personal protection and individual rights, according to Guns & Ammo. Show More Summary
Arizona Republic editorial: IRS Should Keep its Mitts Off 'Political Activity' The Buckeye Institute: Political Speech and the IRS: Protecting the First Amendment (with Leta Mitchell (Foley & Lardner, Washington, D.C.)) Commentary: Latest IRS Scandal? Changing the Rules Nonprofit Quarterly: The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Proposed IRS “Dark Money”...
Mario Gabelli, and his fund GAMCO Investors, together with their affiliated funds disclosed two moves into Dover Motorsports, Inc. (NYSE:DVD), and Mueller Industries, Inc. (NYSE:MLI). In a newly amended filing with the SEC, GAMCO, together with Teton Advisors and Gabelli Funds reported owning around 1.5 million shares of Dover Motorsports, Inc. Show More Summary
Corvex Capital, managed by Keith Meister, has significantly cut its position ADT Corp (NYSE:ADT), a newly amended filing with the SEC revealed. The fund now holds 361,585 shares of the company, which account for around 0.2% of the company’s common stock. The sale of shares has been conducted under the terms of the Share Repurchase Agreement. The fund […]
Jeffrey Smith and his fund Starboard Value disclosed, in a newly amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, a letter sent to the board of TriQuint Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TQNT). Starboard expressed its concern with the TriQuint’s underperformance, relating it to the direction of the current management of the company. Show More Summary
ISI Group‘s Brian Marshall today offers some thoughts on an amended S1 filing put out today by storage startup Nimble Storage, which competes with EMC (EMC) and NetApp (NTAP) in the enterprise storage equipment market, along with a raft of other newbies, such as Violin Memory (VMEM). Show More Summary
CAIRO (AP) — Extensive amendments of the constitution adopted under Egypt's ousted Islamist president give the military more privileges, enshrining its place as the nation's most powerful institution and the source of real power, while removing parts that liberals feared set the stage for the creation of an Islamic state.