Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said Monday that the rest of the country needs to “catch up” to New Hampshire to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and equally under the law.
Recently passed legislation requires the FAA to “develop a comprehensive plan to safely accelerate the integration of civil unmanned aircraft systems into the national airspace system.”
Dropping just enough crumbs of judicial philosophy to give her appearance a newsworthy sheen, Sotomayor reveled most in local shout outs and cultural comedy.
The Supreme Court handed down decisions in three cases today.
In 2005, Congress passed the “Class Action Fairness Act” (the “CAFA”). Among its provisions is a section that allows a defendant to remove a case brought in state court, to a federal court, if the potential damages in the case exceed $5 million.
In Descamps v. United States (119540), the Petitioner Matthew R. Descamps was found guilty of a felony involving a firearm. Because the Petitioner had three prior violent felony convictions, the government asked for an enhanced sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act (the “ACCA”).
In Los Angeles County Flood Control District v. Natural Resources Defense Counsel, (11-460), environmental organizations filed suit against the county and flood control district for violations of the Clean Water Act. Pollutants in the Watershed Rivers (the Santa Clara River, the Los Angeles River, the San Gabriel River and Malibu Creek, collectively) exceed the levels [...]
In Sebelius v. Auburn Regiona Medical Center, (11-1231), it was revealed in another case, that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMMS”) miscalculated the amount of money that should have been paid to certain hospitals between 1993 and 1996. In 2006, a group of hospitals filed claims with the Provider Reimbursement Review Board (“PRB”) [...]
Today, Justice Ginsberg delivered the unanimous opinion of the Court (8-0, Justice Kagen not participating in the case) in Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States (11-597). In this case, the government flooded certain lands controlled by the Commission, for the purpose of helping local farmers. The flooding was only temporary, however it resulted [...]
Today, the Supreme Court heard arguments in U.S. Airways, Inc. v. McCutchen, (11-1285). The Respondent, James McCutchen was involved in an automobile accident in 2007 and received $66,866 in medical expenses from his employee benefit plan. Thereafter, McCutchen hired an attorney, on a contingency basis, and obtained a $110,000 judgment in a negligence action against [...]