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United States: Supreme Court: Federal Arbitration Act Doesn't Apply To Transportation Independent Contractors - Holland & Knight

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira substantially impacts the arbitrability of independent contractor misclassification cases in the transportation industry.
Tags: News, United States, U S Supreme Court, Oliveira, New Prime Inc, Transportation Independent Contractors Holland

The progressive prosecutor develops Potomac Fever

After months, if not years, of speculation, U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, D-California, has finally made it official by throwing her hat into the ring as candidate for president. Speaking to ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Harris declared, “The American people deserve to have somebody who is going to fight for them, who is going to see them, who will hear them, who will care about them, who will be concerned about their experience and will put them in front of self-interest.” Harris, who was born in...
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Porter Ranch teacher sues UTLA and LAUSD over union dues

Porter Ranch Community School teacher Irene Seager says that United Teachers Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Unified School District are compelling her to pay union dues despite a Supreme Court ruling that makes such payments optional. (Image from the Porter Ranch Community School website) The Los Angeles teachers union and school district are being sued by a Porter Ranch teacher who claims union dues are being deducted from her paychecks in violation of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Irene Seag...
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Court Chooses Virginia Redistricting Map In Favor Of Democrats

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A panel of federal judges has chosen a redistricting map for Virginia’s House of Delegates that could shift some districts toward Democrats and help the party gain control in this year’s election. The judges ordered a new map in June after ruling that lawmakers had racially gerrymandered eleven House districts by packing black voters into them. On Tuesday, the judges chose new district lines from a series of proposals submitted by a special master. The judges gave all side...
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Supreme Court Approves Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court will allow President Donald Trump’s administration to enforce transgender military restrictions.
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Why can’t the U.S. Census ask a very simple question?

Should the 2020 U.S. Census ask about citizenship? Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross decided that it should, and his decision triggered an explosion of legal challenges. Last week, a federal judge in New York ruled that the question may not be asked. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman wrote, “Secretary Ross’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census—even if it did not violate the Constitution itself—was unlawful for a multitude of independent reasons and must be set aside.” Furman sa...
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United States: Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives: SCOTUS Rejects Employer's Attempt To Compel Arbitration Of Independent Contractor's Class Claim - Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP

In a rare win for plaintiffs seeking to avoid arbitration, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a trucking company's attempt to compel arbitration in a driver's proposed minimum wage class action.
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Wednesday round-up

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued orders from last Friday’s conference. The justices agreed to review a challenge to New York City’s restrictions on the transportation of licensed handguns, in a case that may not be heard until next term. They also denied the federal government’s request to review lower-court orders banning implementation of the Trump administration’s ban on service in the military by most transgender people, but, by a 5-4 vote, they reinstated the ban while appeals are pending...
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United States: 2018-19 Supreme Court Update - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP

Much of the attention on the U.S. Supreme Court in the 2018-19 term has concerned its composition or its handling of cases involving some of the signature initiatives
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United States: New Prime Decision Adds Uncertainty to Arbitration In The Transportation Industry - BakerHostetler

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in New Prime v. Oliveira, No. 17-340 (Jan. 15, 2019), has added uncertainty to arbitration agreements in the transportation industry by holding that the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) § 1 exception covers both employees and independent contractors of a trucking company.
Tags: News, United States, Faa, U S Supreme Court, Oliveira

Supreme Court Won't Hear a Lawsuit Over Defamatory Yelp Reviews

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case regarding whether Yelp is culpable for removing defamatory reviews from its site, resolving a case that could have affected web platforms' legal protections. Today's list of Supreme Court orders denies a complaint brought by Dawn Hassell, an attorney who requested that Yelp take down false, negative reviews about her practice. This means that a California Supreme Court decision will stand, and Yelp isn't liable for the reviews. The Verge reports...
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United States: High Court Finds Independent Contractor Truck Drivers Excluded From FAA - Reed Smith

On Tuesday, January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court found that truck drivers classified as independent contractors cannot be compelled to arbitrate their claims under the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
Tags: News, United States, Faa, Reed Smith, U S Supreme Court

Supreme Court lets military transgender ban go into effect

In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today allowed the enforcement of President Trump's ban on transgender people from the military. The Trump administration was earlier blocked from implementing the policy by lower courts; today's ruling lifts those injunctions while the legal battle continues. The split was partisan: John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh pemitted the restrictions to go into effect, with Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sot...
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Supreme Court Allows Trump's Ban On Transgender Troops To Go Into Effect

In a 5-4 decision Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to implement its policy banning transgender people from serving in the military while the legal battle over the restrictions continues in lower courts.The move is a provisional victory for the administration, its first since President Donald Trump surprised everyone in the summer of 2017 by tweeting his intention to ban transgender troops from serving. The policy, which was refined by then Secretary of Defense Ji...
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An Analysis of Title I and Title III of The Music Modernization Act, Part 1 of 2 (Guest Blog Post)

Guest Blog Post by Tyler Ochoa On October 11, 2018, President Trump signed into law H.R. 1551, the Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act, which became Public Law 115-264, 132 Stat. 3676.  It contains three titles pertaining to copyright law.  Title I is the Musical Works Modernization Act, or MWM Act, which revises the Section 115 compulsory license for musical works and establishes a new “mechanical licensing collective” to administer it.  Title II is the Classics Protection and ...
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Today in History for January 22nd

Highlights of Today in History: U.S. Supreme Court legalizes abortion; Theodore Kaczynski pleads guilty; Queen Victoria dies; "The Crucible" opens;"Laugh-In" premieres.            [Author: AP]
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United States: SCOTUS Rules Federal Arbitration Act Not Applicable To Transportation Independent Contractor Agreements - Holland & Knight

On Jan. 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in New Prime Inc. v. Oliveira, No. 17-340, holding (1) that a court (rather than an arbitrator) should resolve a dispute
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United States: Supreme Court Agrees To Consider Conflict Over Title VII Administrative Exhaustion Requirement - Ford & Harrison LLP

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to consider whether federal courts have the authority to waive a Title VII plaintiff's failure to exhaust administrative remedies before the EEOC, or state equivalent
Tags: News, Supreme Court, United States, Ford, U S Supreme Court, EEOC, Harrison LLP

The fight for free speech on college campuses

Last month, California Rep. Ted Lieu said, “I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech; the First Amendment prevents me from doing so.” This remarkable statement is just the latest in a string of attacks against free speech by California policymakers. Last year, the state legislature introduced a bill to regulate “fake news” on social media and ban books that counseled against gender reassignment surgery. In addition, its law requiring pregnancy centers to advertise abortion servi...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, University, Soccer, University Of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Pepperdine University, U S Supreme Court, Harvard Law, Mill, John Stuart Mill, Ted Lieu, Newsom, Alan Dershowitz, Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

United States: 5 Key Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation For 2018: #1 High-Impact Rulings Video (Video) - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Seyfarth Synopsis: Yesterday's blog closely examined pivotal rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018, which was the first trend of the 15th Annual Workplace Class Action Report (WCAR).
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United States: Supreme Court Reinforces Enforceability Of Delegation Clauses In Arbitration Agreements - Fenwick & West LLP

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court held unanimously that when an arbitration delegates gateway issues of arbitrability to the arbitator to decide
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United States: Thomas Bush Comments On Supreme Court's Opinion In Henry Schein, Inc. v. Archer & White Sales, Inc. - Freeborn & Peters LLP

According to Thomas F. Bush, a member of the Litigation Practice Group, it is not surprising that the U.S. Supreme Court followed its trend of enforcing arbitration agreements very broadly by deciding to throw out
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Friday round-up

Yesterday, the challengers in Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, a dispute over discovery in a challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census, asked the justices to dismiss the case, arguing that a district court decision earlier this week that barred the government from adding the question has rendered the Supreme Court case moot. Amy Howe has this blog’s coverage, which first appeared at Howe on th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, East Coast, Round-up, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Adam Feldman, Department of Commerce, Andrew Chung, Heritage Foundation, Amy Howe, Ross Guberman, National Law Journal, Tony Mauro

United States: Supreme Court To Decide Critical Case On When CMS Must Use Formal Rulemaking When Instructing Medicare Contractors - Mintz

On January 15, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in a hotly-contested case involving a challenge by hospitals over when Medicare's instructions to its contractors impact
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Cms, United States, Medicare, U S Supreme Court, Mintz

Thursday round-up

For this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe analyzes yesterday’s oral argument in Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, a challenge to Tennessee’s durational residency requirements for liquor licensing. For The Washington Post, Robert Barnes reports that “Supreme Court justices indicated … that they thought Tennessee’s tough residency requirements for those who want to run liquor stores have more to do with protecting in-state economic interests...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Bloomberg, United States, Tennessee, Medicare, Jackson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, The Washington Post, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, U S Supreme Court

Big symposium on Lockett v. Ohio now published via University of Akron School of Law Constitutional Law Center

In this post last year I noted a call for papers by the Center for Constitutional Law at the University of Akron School of Law to commemorate the Supreme Court decision in Lockett v. Ohio, 438 U.S. 586 (1978).  I am pleased to see that the papers have now been published and are available at this link.  Here they are: Introduction to the "Lockett v. Ohio at 40 Symposium": Rethinking the Death Penalty 40 Years After the U.S. Supreme Court Decision by Margery B. Koosed The Other Lockett by Dennis ...
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What Has & Does The NRA Do Anyway?

Opinion What Has & Does The NRA Do Anyway? USA – -( If you are a regular reader of AmmoLand News you’ve seen that the flood of the anti-NRA forces are out in full force, one of the activists even said they hoped that Cuomo was successful in destroying the NRA!? So this leads many members to a question… What does the NRA do? What has the NRA done, that no one else could do to keep your rights safe. Without the NRA Hillary Would Be President. The NRA spent an estimated $100 mill...
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United States: U.S. Supreme Court's First Opinion of 2019: Kavanaugh Favours Arbitrators' Power to Decide Arbitrability - Herbert Smith Freehills

The U.S. Supreme Court's first opinion of 2019, written by recently appointed Justice Brett Kavanaugh, confirms the long-standing support of the Court
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United States: Arbitration Continues To Be A Hot Topic Before The Supreme Court (Update) - Moritt, Hock & Hamroff LLP

Interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) has been a frequent issue considered by the U.S. Supreme Court this year. On October 29, 2018, the Supreme Court heard oral argument
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Federal judge to allow experts to weigh in on whether the government can seize Mongols motorcycle club’s trademark

A federal judge presiding over the high-profile Mongols motorcycle club trial has agreed to put out a wide-ranging call for expert legal input on the implications of the government’s unprecedented efforts to gain control of the well-known insignia worn by club members. Less than a week after a Santa Ana jury decided the notorious outlaw club must forfeit the trademark to its logo, U.S. District Judge David O. Carter on Wednesday agreed to solicit briefs from a variety of experts, including trade...
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