Feb 8, 2013 By: Jason Steed
Virginia Republicans have passed a bill to “study the feasibility of a metallic-based monetary unit”— meaning Virginia wants to consider creating its own currency based on a gold standard, because its lawmakers are fed up with the Fed and its “fiat” money.
Just one problem. Article I, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution states explicitly that “No state shall … coin money; emit bills of credit; [or] make anything but gold and silver coin a tender in payment of debts.” A “bill of credit” is generally understood to refer to paper issued and intended to circulate for ordinary use as redeemable money.
Feb 8, 2013 By: John K. DiMugno Dennis Wall
As the litigation over the individual mandate drew to a close, a new wave of lawsuits emerged challenging the ACA’s preventive care mandate (a.k.a. the contraception mandate).
Feb 8, 2013 By: Legal Solutions
Here are the top stories this week from our colleagues at the Legal Current blog
Feb 8, 2013 By: George F. Indest, III
Defense attorneys representing physicians accused of overprescribing are breathing new life into a rarely used Florida law.
Feb 7, 2013 By: Jason Steed
Indiana Republican state lawmakers are trying to block college students who pay out-of-state tuition from voting. The 1970 Supreme Court decision Dunn v. Blumstein makes this unconstitutional.
Feb 7, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
A court recently dismissed a claim by a victim of sexual abuse by a Catholic priest for the expiration of the claim’s statute of limitations.
Feb 6, 2013 By: Legal Solutions
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Feb 6, 2013 By: Jeremy Byellin
The Supreme Court is set to rule on Fisher v. University of Texas this term, which will decide the fate of race factors in postsecondary school admissions. But will the ruling actually change anything in practice?
Feb 5, 2013 By: Melissa Sachs
The new Westlaw Journals blog brings you litigation headlines in over 30 substantive areas of law. This week we cover, white collar crime, insurance bad-faith, and medical malpractice
Feb 5, 2013 By: Jury Verdicts
Evans, pro ami, Guardian Lowder, Esq., Myers, v. Metrohealth Medical Center (Ohio C.P.) Infant Sustains Multiple Catastrophic Birth Injuries, Following Inappropriate Administration and Ineffectual