An Alexandria federal judge ruled yesterday that the ban on direct political contributions by corporations to federal candidates is unconstitutional. Senior Judge James C. Cacheris said the logic in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year in Citizens United v. ...Read More »
A type of plea agreement familiar to Virginia federal prosecutors is unethical, according to a draft legal ethics opinion from the Virginia State Bar’s Committee on Legal Ethics. The plea agreement at issue requires a criminal defendant to give up ...Read More »
Lurking among Monday’s unpublished opinions of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is a cautionary tale for appellate lawyers who like to play it close to the deadline with their court filings. A lawyer tried to explain his one-day-overdue ...Read More »
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered supplemental briefing in the two pending cases that challenge the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The appellate court has asked parties in both cases to address questions about a “tax” ...
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The National Labor Relations Board has issued a complaint charging a New York nonprofit group with illegally terminating five employees who posted Facebook comments critical of the group, which provides social services to low-income clients. The online comments criticized working conditions at Hispanics ...Read More »