By Thomas Hedges, Center for Study of Responsive Law A bipartisan team of U.S. senators has introduced a bill that would expand sanctions against Iran by targeting an estimated $100 billion worth of the country’s foreign currency reserves that are parked in overseas accounts.
-- Karen J. Greenberg, director of the Center on National Security at Fordham law, on the 89 percent conviction rate in 509 terrorism cases in federal courts since 9-11, versus seven convictions for cases handled by military commissions. ["Bearing Witness at Terrorism Trials …
Looked at from the perspective of the political right, and the left, and the center, the proposed law making CSR mandatory is a really bad idea.
In episode #130, interviewer AJung talks with Peter Asaro (an Assistant Professor at The New School and affiliated with The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School) about the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, a consortium of NGOs working to secure an international ban on autonomous weapons systems. Show More Summary
The tiny town of Nelson, Georgia, is facing a court battle after passing a law that requires all households to own a gun and ammunition. The DC-based Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence had filed a federal lawsuit against the town on the grounds that the law, which was passed...
U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright granted an injunction against the law, siding with the ACLU, and the Center for Reproductive Rights. Wright’s decision to block the 12-week ban comes just days after her decision to dismiss Arkansas’ request to drop the lawsuit. Wright sided against the state on Wednesday, ruling that the reproductive rights [...]
The IRS will be going to court, if Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice has anything to say about the current scandal. ACLJ currently represents 25 tea-party groups who believe they were targeted by the IRS because of their politics. Show More Summary
Ross Guberman provides some summer advice. Continue reading » Follow Above the Law on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Tags: ATL Career Center, Career Advice, Career Advice for This Summer, Career Center, Law Students, Summer Associates
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents nearly 30 Tea Party organizations nationwide, said the announcement by President Obama accepting the resignation of acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller does not go far...Show More Summary
Forcing doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at local hospitals is a way of cutting down the number of doctors who can perform abortions. Nancy Northrup, CEO of the Center for Reproductive Rights said in a statement, “With their relentless campaign to end safe and legal abortion in North Dakota, lawmakers have effectively told [...]
A new report from the Center for American Progress and NYU’s Brennan School for Justice says that the anti-foreign law campaigns being waged in state legislatures throughout the United States are actually meant to target Muslims and may actually have an unintended effect of complicating legitimate legal disputes involving foreign countries and nationals. “Although packaged [...]
As the IRS scandal grips the capital, Law Blog wondered about the history behind the section of the tax code at the center of controversy. It turns out that the origins of section 501(c)(4), providing exemptions for "social welfare" groups, are surprisingly foggy.
The Center for Reproductive Rights, which has fought pro-life laws in North Dakota before, is promising a “relentless” fight to overturn bills restricting abortions passed by the legislature earlier this year: “Our message back to politicians hostile to reproductive rights in North Dakota and nationwide is crystal clear: We are going to fight back relentlessly [...]Show More Summary
(David Bernstein) My law school classmate and GW professor Jeff Rosen has been named the new president and CEO of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Jeff and I have sometimes sparred on this blog (no, Jeff, there is no still such thing as the “Constitution in Exile movement,”) but he’s a top notch and amazingly prolific [...]
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents nearly 30 Tea Party organizations nationwide sent the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) a letter demanding that it grant tax-exempt status immediately to 10 Tea Party groups which have been targeted for additional review. Show More Summary
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which represents nearly 30 Tea Party organizations nationwide against an assault by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), called today’s apology by the IRS a “significant victory for free...Show More Summary
On Fox News this afternoon, Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice, “put an end to a myth” that the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of tea-party groups was carried out by low-level employees in a Cincinnati office. Show More Summary
In The New Republic, Simon Lazarus, counsel for the Constitutional Accountability Center, issues a lengthy warning to Obamacare’s supporters: If backers of the health law aren’t prepared, conservative “rejectionists” who oppose the law will employ a “textualist algorithm” designed to “skew” the interpretation of the law, and shut it down. Show More Summary
(Todd Zywicki) My old friend Matt Harrington now runs a Center for the Study of Common Law at the University of Montreal Law School and he blessed me with an invitation to speak a program last week on common law as a regulatory system and the interaction of common law with regulation. My job was to add [...]
Former North Dakota Attorney General Nicholas Spaeth has lost his age discrimination lawsuit against Georgetown University Law Center. A Washington federal judge ruled yesterday that Georgetown presented non-discriminatory reasons – chiefly, Spaeth's lack of academic scholarship – for rejecting his...