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  • Should Ginsburg Recuse in SCOTUS Travel Ban Case?

    By Tony Mauro

    Dozens of GOP House members are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the high-stakes case because of negative comments she made about Donald Trump before he was elected president. While Ginsburg may not be forced to withdraw, one law professor said she "has only herself to blame for the optics."

  • DC Circuit Split Tees Up Supreme Court Review of SEC Judges

    By Cogan Schneier

    The Supreme Court may have to decide the future of the SEC's administrative law judges after a rare 5-5 split between the judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

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Regulation

  • Littler Mendelson's William Emanuel Gets Trump Nod for NLRB

    By Erin Mulvaney

    William Emanuel, a Los Angeles-based management-side attorney, will be President Donald Trump's second pick for the National Labor Relations Board, a move that would give the long incomplete five-member panel a Republican majority poised to adopt pro-employer stances.

  • Verizon Lobbyist Is Trump's Pick for Commerce Dept. Top Lawyer

    By C. Ryan Barber

    Peter Davidson, a former top lobbyist for Verizon Communications, was picked Monday for general counsel at the U.S. Commerce Department. Davidson led Verizon's government affairs team in Washington for more than 14 years, leading a team that lobbied on issues that included data privacy and security and net neutrality.

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Litigation

  • Class Action Decision Could Be Harbinger of Gorsuch's Textualist Approach

    By AMANDA BRONSTAD

    Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision in a closely watched securities case was the first class action in which newly appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch participated, and he didn't disappoint. Gorsuch joined the majority in the U.S. Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in "California Public Employees' Retirement System v. ANZ Securities," in which the court ruled that the time period after which a defendant could no longer be sued by shareholders was a statute of repose that couldn't be tolled.

  • Justices' Fall Docket Grows With NJ Sports Betting Case, Securities Class Action

    By Marcia Coyle

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday added six new cases to the fall term's argument docket, including New Jersey's challenge to a federal ban on sports betting at casinos and racetracks, a terror victim's attempt to attach Iranian assets, and shareholder efforts to bring certain securities claims in state courts.

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