Colleagues at Florida International University College of Law say Alexander Acosta has the labor law expertise and leaderships skills to be a steadying presence in Washington at a turbulent time.
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Justice Samuel Alito Jr. said of the retirement home cases: "The context here seems different from the arbitration cases that we've had in recent years."
Two Venable partners, including a former lead Republican negotiator on the post-crisis Dodd-Frank financial reforms who has called the Obama-era regulations "heavy-handed," have joined President Donald Trump's administration. Andrew Olmem, who worked on the Dodd-Frank reforms, will serve at the White House National Economic Council, and Daris Meeks was named director of domestic policy for Vice President Mike Pence.
The Chicago plaintiffs lawyer argues that the bill, which has been called a "death knell" for class actions, would instead spur unnecessary litigation and increase defense costs.
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U.S. Supreme Court arguments Tuesday over the cross-border shooting of a Mexican teenager by a federal border officer moved deeper into uncharted legal territory when Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. raised the specter of drone shootings.
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's thinking on deference to federal agencies and the ever-increasing number of federal criminal statutes could make an appearance next week in the U.S. Supreme Court. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, in an amicus brief, quoted some of Gorsuch's remarks in his speech "Law's Irony," where he questioned whether the scope of U.S. criminal statutes had stretched too far.