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Practice after the DOMA opinion: All questions, no answers for estate planners (access required)


The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in U.S. v. Windsor, striking down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, has same-sex marriage advocates cheering and opponents re-grouping. Estate planning attorneys, meanwhile, are left scratching their heads. Despite the momentous ...

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Lawyers can’t get driver information to solicit clients, says high court (access required)

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Lawyers who wanted to use drivers’ personal information to solicit new clients for consumer lawsuits could not rely on an exception to a federal privacy law, the U.S. Supreme Court said June 17. The “litigation exception” in the Driver’s Privacy ...

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FOIA folly

The U.S. Supreme Court on April 29 upheld a Virginia law that says the commonwealth doesn’t need to respond to Freedom of Information requests from people who live out of state. The high court’s reasoning in McBurney v. Young apparently ...

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