July 12, 2020

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  • McGirt: Gorsuch Affirms “Rule of Law,” Not “Rule of the Strong,” in Key Federal Indian Law Decision

    The Court’s ruling yesterday in McGirt v. Oklahoma that the Congress did not disestablish the Creek Reservation in Oklahoma has received some breathless media coverage– a “stunning reaffirmance of the nation’s obligations to Native Americans”; “one of the most consequential legal victories for Native Americans in decades.”  A legally more accurate headline would be, “Court

  • Stanford Law’s David Sklansky on SCOTUS Rulings on President Trump’s Financial Records

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, July 9, on two important presidential power cases, TRUMP v. VANCE, DISTRICT ATTORNEY OF THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK, ET AL. and TRUMP ET AL. v. MAZARS USA, LLP, ET AL. One clears the way for prosecutors in New York to obtain President Trump’s financial records, although maybe not

  • June Medical Decision and the Many Faces of Judicial Discretion

    This essay was first published in SCOTUSblog’s Symposium on June Medical Services v. Russo on June 30, 2020. The headline from the 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo striking down Louisiana’s abortion restriction is unquestionably the vote of Chief Justice John Roberts. He determined the outcome. While he may have previewed his position

  • Retaining Stare Decisis in June Medical Services v. Russo

    The 2019 Supreme Court Term has been full of foreshadowings. These suggested possible outcomes of the Court’s decision Monday in June Medical Services. The signs Court watchers were reading included extensive debates in other cases about stare decisis, or adherence to precedent, among members of the Court. For example, the justices split quite vocally over

  • Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines Against SARS-CoV-2

    (This op-ed was first published in The New England Journal of Medicine on June 26, 2020.) As Covid-19 continues to exact a heavy toll, development of a vaccine appears the most promising means of restoring normalcy to civil life. Perhaps no scientific breakthrough is more eagerly anticipated. But bringing a vaccine to market is only half the

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  • Department of Defense to Address Sexual Assault in the Military

    Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2019 - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced in a memo that the Department of Defense has created the Sexual Assault Accountability and Investigation Task Force to investigate the pervasive issue of sexual assault in the military and to improve the processes surrounding it. Shanahan said that the task force was established out of necessity after the “unacceptable” results of the 2018 Report on Sexual Assault and Harassment in military academies. The task force intends to review policies and processes surrounding sexual assault and make recommendations on how to better them as

  • Corrections Officer Who Fell While Going to Her Car to Retrieve an Item Gets Benefits

    Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2019 – The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a fall on ice by a corrections officer while on the way to her car to retrieve a hygiene item occurred during the performance of her regular or assigned duties, entitling the officer to an accidental disability pension. Kristy Bowser, a corrections officer, learned she would be working a second shift at the Mercer County Correctional Center (MCCC). During the second shift, she went to her car to retrieve a feminine hygiene product. While walking to her car in the

  • Attorney Eric Traut on Costco Shooting Controversy and Obtaining Video Footage from Inside Large Retail Chains

    Corona, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 - After the contested death of a nonverbal individual left a community reeling, personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eric Traut of Traut Firm has insight into the steps that the family must take in order to get the available evidence from the Costco retail security cameras before it is too late. In April, Traut was able to obtain previously shielded retail footage by court order from a home improvement store following the life-altering injury of an employee resulting in a unanimous verdict on behalf of the person who was injured. The

  • Mortgage Lender Executive Admits Role in Nearly 9 Million Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

    New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – A top executive at a Long Island-based mortgage lender pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with an $8.9 million embezzlement scheme. Edward E. Bohm, former president of sales at Vanguard Funding, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The 41-year-old was also an undisclosed owner of the company. Bohm faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years along with restitution and criminal forfeiture. However, he is expected to receive a shorter sentence like his co-conspirators who pleaded guilty to the same charges. “Fraud charges of

  • Student in School Bus Hospitalized After Crash With Tractor-Trailer

    Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 - In September 2018, an 8-year-old student was injured in a school bus crash with an overturned semi-truck. The accident occurred on State Road 60 in Plant City, Florida at the intersection of Horton Road. The crash was caused by the Hillsborough County School District bus driver pulling in front of the truck causing the tractor-trailer to overturn. The bus driver then failed to stop in time, crashing into the semi-truck. The student, who attends Knights Elementary School, was transported to the hospital for treatment. The boy was the only student on