Eight former U.S. solicitors general from Democratic and Republican administrations, most of whom are now prominent private practitioners, are publicly endorsing Judge Merrick Garland's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. The letter skirted the political controversy over whether there should be a hearing on Garland's nomination.
- Civil Rights Groups Praise, and Criticize, Garland Nomination
- 149 Deans Back Arizona Law School's Use of GRE Scores
- Consumer Agency Moves to Ban 'Contract Gotchas'
- Louisiana Lawyer Loses Discipline Case Linked to Impeached Federal Judge
- Judge Leaves Open a Hillary Clinton Deposition in Email Case
- Justice Stevens: 'Hold the Hearings' for Merrick Garland
While praising U.S. Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland's qualifications as a judge, two major civil rights organizations this week raised concerns about the D.C. Circuit chief judge's record on criminal justice and other issues.
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, sitting down with the NLJ's Marcia Coyle, says the Senate should give Merrick Garland a hearing. The CFPB unveils a new proposal to restrict mandatory arbitration. And Lanny Davis starts a new law firm. This is a news roundup from ALM and other publications.
In the highly charged debate over arbitration, businesses and consumer groups have tussled over the question of who stands to gain from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's proposed ban on contract clauses that prevent class actions.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a proposal on Thursday to ban arbitration clauses that prevent class actions, taking a much anticipated step toward curbing what the agency called "contract gotchas." Business advocates contend the bureau's proposal would pad the pockets of plaintiffs attorneys but provide little relief to consumers.
- Big Business Wants Justices to Step Into Sealed Document Fight
- POM Wonderful Loses Long Fight With FTC Over Deceptive Ads
- Ability to Challenge Agencies in Court is 'Judicial Activism' Both Sides Can Support
- The Hypotheticals That Could Doom the Case Against Bob McDonnell
Decades after Dennis Hastert’s alleged sexual abuse of high school wrestlers he coached, the then-Speaker of the House helped pass a tough-on-sex-crimes law known as the Adam Walsh Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims recently held that the Department of Veterans Affairs had been using an invalid regulation since 2009 to deny reimbursement to veterans for emergency medical costs incurred outside of the V.A. health care system.