Renowned Pissarro Art Stolen by Nazis at Center of "Choice of Law" Dispute
In 1939, Lilly Cassirer Neubauer, a Jewish woman, needed to flee Germany with her husband. Nazi officials offered the couple $360 and two exit visas in exchange for the family's prized possession: Camille Pissarro's 1879 oil painting "Rue Saint-Honoré in the Afternoon. Effect of Rain." The Danish-French painter was considered a…Read more about "Renowned Pissarro Art Stolen by Nazis at Center of "Choice of Law" Dispute"
10th Circuit: Pleading Guilty Without Entering a Plea Agreement Can't Lead to Harsher Sentence
Pleading not guilty in federal court is risky, as federal prosecutors have turned negotiating plea agreements into an art form. Defendants who take their chances at trial are often given lengthier sentences for failing to cooperate if convicted. But what about a defendant who pleads guilty without entering a plea…Read more about "10th Circuit: Pleading Guilty Without Entering a Plea Agreement Can't Lead to Harsher Sentence"
The SCOTUS Vaccine Mandate Cases Are Pretty Unique
In addition to being the first vaccination cases in 100 years, the current challenges before the Supreme Court address OSHA standards and more.Read more about "The SCOTUS Vaccine Mandate Cases Are Pretty Unique"
SCOTUS May Be Setting Up Another Win for Religious Schools
Many school rural school districts in Maine do not have a high school. But, while the state was willing to cover the tuition of affected students at private schools, religious schools were left out. Two families from rural Maine have challenged the state's policy on not using taxpayer dollars to send students to faith-based schools.Read more about "SCOTUS May Be Setting Up Another Win for Religious Schools"
DOJ Accuses Texas of Discriminatory Gerrymandering
The Department of Justice filed suit in Texas this week, saying the state's new voting district maps discriminate against Latino and Black voters.Read more about "DOJ Accuses Texas of Discriminatory Gerrymandering"
Third Circuit Snuffs Out Philadelphia Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently held Philadelphia's attempt to curb tobacco use among minors was preempted by state law.Read more about "Third Circuit Snuffs Out Philadelphia Ban on Flavored Tobacco Products"
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