Today in 2010: Dodd-Frank is signed into law

Jul 21, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – more commonly referred to as the Dodd-Frank Act – was signed into law by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010.

Investigate your potential client? It’s more important than you may think

Jul 14, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Although many attorneys do not consider investigate a client’s background, it’s wise to avail yourself to all possible information about him or her as early as possible.

Today in 1986: SCOTUS limits student free speech

Jul 7, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On July 7, 1986, the Supreme Court limited the constitutional freedom of speech protections afforded to students in its Bethel School District v. Fraser ruling.

Today in 1986: Bowers v. Hardwick is decided

Jun 30, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 30, 1986, the Supreme Court decided Bowers v. Hardwick, which upheld Georgia’s criminal statute banning homosexual sodomy.

Jon Snow: Heir to the Iron Throne?

Jun 29, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

A lot has happened during this season’s “Game of Thrones.” How have the various legal claims to the Iron Throne fared since last year?

SCOTUS abortion ruling is a major milestone

Jun 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedt, one of the most significant on the issue of abortion in recent history.

Why is Fisher II that big of a deal?

Jun 28, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week’s Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin ruling is being touted as the most significant decision on the race in admissions in over a decade. But is it really?

Today in 2005: SCOTUS decides Kelo v. City of New London

Jun 23, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 23, 2005, the Supreme Court decided Kelo v. City of New London, causing massive backlash among the public for allowing the government taking of private property for private interests.

Expectations in dealing with pro se opposing parties

Jun 22, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

In this two-part series, we’ll cover what the complications are in dealing with pro se opposing parties, how to deal with them, and some additional useful tips.

Today in 1980: The Supreme Court allows the first patent of a genetically-modified organism

Jun 16, 2016 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 16, 1980, the Supreme Court ruled in Diamond v. Chakrabarty that genetically-modified organisms are patentable, allowing for today’s widespread GMO use.

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