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Filibuster: Ms. Davis goes to Austin

Jun 28, 2013 By: Max Milstein

You may have seen the news, or watched a few hours of it live, but Sen. Wendy Davis, a State Senator in

Practitioner Insights – Legal Current Awareness Expands on WestlawNext

Jun 28, 2013 By: John Ohle

We’ve had a great response to our existing six practice area pages, and are excited to launch three new topical pages this week including: Finance & Banking, Energy & Environment and Products Liability. We’ve also introduced a page specifically for New York practitioners so they can get the information that matters most to them.

Today in 2000: SCOTUS finds a constitutional right to discriminate against homosexuals

Jun 28, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

On June 28, 2000, the Supreme Court ruled in Boy Scouts of America v. Dale, holding that a state anti-discrimination law violated the Boy Scouts’ First Amendment right to exclude homosexuals.

Malt beverage “strength wars”

Jun 28, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Provisions of Federal Alcohol Administration Act prohibiting statements of alcohol content on malt beverage labels were unconstitutional restraint on …

What happened in Perry and what’s going to happen to Prop 8

Jun 27, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Right after the much anticipated U.S. v. Windsor ruling, the Supreme Court announced its decision in Hollingsworth v. Perry. Windsor held that

“Excessive force of a third party”

Jun 27, 2013 By: Legal Solutions

Genuine issue of material fact regarding intentions of police officers in allegedly giving gun to robbery victim, allowing victim to accompany them to …

Perry Supreme Court Decision: Westlaw Headnote Preview

Jun 26, 2013 By: Jacalyn Sauer

Here is preview headnote from the Perry Supreme Court decision. Official proponents of California’s Proposition 8, a voter-enacted ballot initiative amending state

Windsor Supreme Court Decision: Westlaw Headnote Preview

Jun 26, 2013 By: Michael Ross

Here is our first headnote from the DOMA/PROP8 Supreme Court decision. Written by our attorney editors and classified within the exclusive West Key Number System, our headnotes summarize points of law in judicial rulings.

Understanding Windsor and its impact on same-sex marriage laws

Jun 26, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin

Now that we finally have a ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, we have to break down what it all means — both now, and for the future of same-sex marriage laws.

Business Development Confidence

Jun 26, 2013 By: Allan Colman

During the conduct of our recent U.S./Canada survey of law firms on Business Development Confidence, Mike O’Horo from RainmakerVT and I have