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SCOTUS Upholds CFPB's Funding in Controversial Ruling

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Our finance-savvy readers may have heard the news that the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is constitutional in its unique and contentious funding structure. To the rest of us, it might sound like an unsexy subject. But the decision…

SCOTUS Settles a Circuit Split in Copyright Damages Over Flo Rida Music Sample Case

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Do you remember the hits of Music Specialist, Inc.? Probably not. They were a short-lived 80s music venture by Sherman Nealy and Tony Butler. But you might recognize the name Flo Rida. One of his biggest hits sampled one of the works from Music Specialist. You may also be…

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to Private Property Rights

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Reviewed by Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Last updated on

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision that was a blow to private property rights. The ruling reinforces the power of cops to seize property — not just the property of criminal suspects but of people not suspected of committing a crime. The state government of…

A Wrench in the January 6 Trials: The Case of Fischer v U.S.

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

Every American is well familiar with the date of January 6, 2021. The legal and factual analysis of the incident and aftermath have been covered extensively, and you can look to our blogs for more information about the charges against Trump and his associates for things like the…

Can a Protest Leader Be Sued for Negligence When Crimes Occur?

By Joseph Fawbush, Esq. | Legally reviewed by Laura Temme, Esq. | Last updated on

How liable are protest leaders for the actions of people attending the events they organize? Many protests over the years have involved violence, looting, and other criminal behavior. The First Amendment doesn't protect speech that incites violence, but what about civil negligence claims? If protest leaders can be…

Why the Abortion Pill Case May Get Knocked Out

By Vaidehi Mehta, Esq. | Last updated on

The Supreme Court's stance on abortion rights remains pivotal as it considers arguments on the legality of mifepristone, the widely used abortion pill. The FDA's relaxed dispensing rules for the pill face scrutiny from the Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine (AHM), which sued the FDA, arguing that the approval process…

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