The bottom line is that the code we have today is once again too voluminous and too confusing.
As the U.S. population ages, and with the effects of the financial crisis promising to linger for some time, economic growth will be lower than we would like. This is why the federal government needs to do more to help Americans earn college degrees.
Can the Defense Department overrule the U.S. Supreme Court? Can the Boy Scouts of America? The short answer is: Of course not. But a full response turns out to be more complicated, and it offers a lesson for thinking about the relationship between constitutional law and the evolving nature of rights.
A man who received a notice that his repossessed car would be sold at a “public/private” sale had a claim for statutory damages against the bank, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Most attorneys don’t believe that writing style matters. They might concede that writing in plain English can be aesthetically pleasing to the reader, but they also say that it’s not worth the time to learn how to do it because there’s no evidence that writing in plain English saves time or money.
Statistical analysis can be a practical tool to help any lawyer measure personal and firm performance against objective standards.
Whatever else Manti Te’o manages to accomplish in his interview with Katie Couric, the humiliated Notre Dame linebacker will at least be proving Karl Marx right: All historical events really do occur twice, first as tragedy, then as farce.
An attorney’s fee lien had priority over a state agency’s lien on a workers’ compensation award, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals.
The only open question at the moment appears to be whether the veto-proof majority will use its historic numbers to pass legislation to dramatically amend the MHRA, or whether the veto-proof majority will work with Gov. Nixon to pass legislation to make more modest reforms to the MHRA.
A nurse who disobeyed hospital protocol when she suspended a baby’s cardiac monitor should not have had her license disciplined, according to the Missouri Court of Appeals.
Many veteran court-watchers believe that the Supreme Court now is, and has long been, almost equally divided between “conservatives” and “liberals.” Skeptical journalists treat judges as little more than politicians in black robes.