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Remembering Justice Stevens As A Law Firm Leader

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 18, 2019 - 12:03pm
Rothschild Barry's John Coffey, who joined Justice John Paul Stevens' law firm in 1965, shares what it was like to watch Justice Stevens practice law, mentor younger lawyers and land a malfunctioning plane.

'May I Just Ask': Era Of Civility Passes With Justice Stevens

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 7:04pm
Former clerks and attorneys remember Justice John Paul Stevens, who died Tuesday night at the age of 99, for his trenchant mind and his unending civility. Does his passing mark an end to an era of collegiality on the bench?

Justice Stevens' Chevron Legacy Under Attack

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 6:50pm
Justice John Paul Stevens' landmark decision in Chevron USA Inc. v. NRDC shaped the course of administrative law, and his legacy, for decades. But a recent wave of criticism shared by members of the current court threatens to erase a doctrine that has long bolstered federal regulators' sway over corporate America.

'Kindness, Humility, Wisdom': Justices Remember Stevens

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 6:30pm
A day after retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens died at the age of 99, his colleagues paid tribute to the third-longest-serving member of the high court, cherishing his devotion to public service, his kindness and his unwavering commitment to justice.

The Stories They Tell About Justice Stevens

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 6:24pm
Justice John Paul Stevens had a legendary reputation as one of the most humble and caring members of the court. His clerks related some tales that show why.

Hear Justice Stevens In 5 Memorable Moments On The Bench

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 6:17pm
Justice John Paul Stevens was known for being collegial and kind, but he also wasn’t one to mince words. Listen to a few of the justice’s most memorable words from the bench, in majority opinions, sharply worded dissents and at oral argument.

Breaking Down Justice Stevens' Years On The High Court

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 5:34pm
In this data deep-dive, Law360 examines retired Justice John Paul Stevens’ long tenure, his relatively breezy confirmation, his transformation from a run-of-the-mill Republican appointee to runaway liberal, and the legacy that lives on in his clerks.

Fla. Tribe's Ex-Atty Hit With 10-Year Ban For Frivolous Suits

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 4:46pm
A former Miccosukee Tribe of Indians attorney lost his battle against disbarment Wednesday when the Florida Supreme Court issued him a 10-year ban for pursuing frivolous claims against the tribe’s previous counsel.

8th Circ. Backs Tribal Courts' Authority In ICWA Case

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 3:48pm
The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday upheld a ruling that two Minnesota tribes’ courts had jurisdiction over child custody proceedings for a pair of tribe member children, rejecting arguments by their non-Native American mother and grandmother that a custody transfer from the state violated federal law.

4 Key Moments From J&J's Okla. Opioid Trial

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 3:42pm
Oklahoma and J&J sparred for the last seven weeks over whether the drugmaker is to blame for the state's opioid epidemic. Here, Law360 looks at the key moments of the trial — the first to decide whether a drugmaker is liable for painkiller addiction and deaths.

Feds Fight Denial Of Standing In Calif. Tribe Water Dispute

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 1:37pm
The federal government has told a California federal court that the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians is directly injured by the overuse of water in the Coachella Valley and thus both the tribe and the U.S. government have standing in a water rights dispute.

TC Energy Wants In On New Keystone XL Pipeline Suit

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 17, 2019 - 10:03am
TC Energy asked a Montana federal court on Tuesday to allow it to intervene in a suit brought by environmental activists challenging permits issued allowing the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, saying it has significant economic interests hinging on the court's ruling.

Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe continues to fight for gaming rights

INDIANZ.COM (gaming) - July 17, 2019 - 8:54am
The Aquinnah Wampanoag Tribe plans to appeal a judge's decision that places construction of a long-awaited casino under local jurisdiction.

A Look Back At Justice Stevens' Most Important Opinions

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 16, 2019 - 6:32pm
Justice John Paul Stevens wrote over 1,000 opinions in his 34 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, leaving a footprint in the court’s jurisprudence still visible today. Here, Law360 looks back at his most important decisions, from landmark First Amendment cases to those involving the separation of powers.

Justice John Paul Stevens' Brand Of Judicial Humility

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 16, 2019 - 6:21pm
His critics called him a "liberal activist." His fans? A "liberal icon." But those who worked for Justice John Paul Stevens remember a common law judge who took things one case at a time.

10th Circ. Upholds Navajo Win On Gerrymandering Challenge

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 16, 2019 - 6:13pm
A Tenth Circuit panel on Tuesday affirmed that a Utah county violated the U.S. Constitution's equal protection clause by using racial classifications as a main factor in its redistricting decisions, after the Navajo Nation challenged the boundaries of the districts for being drawn along racial lines.

Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, Hero To Left, Dead At 99

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 16, 2019 - 4:52pm
Retired Justice John Paul Stevens, a World War II veteran who became a liberal icon during his more than three decades on the U.S. Supreme Court, died Tuesday at 99, the Supreme Court said.

NC House Approves Cherokee Sports Betting Bill

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 16, 2019 - 1:39pm
The North Carolina House of Representatives on Monday easily passed a bill that would allow the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to offer betting on sports and horse racing at its two casinos, sending the bill to Gov. Roy Cooper.

NY Tribe Tells 2nd Circ. It Has Immunity In Foreclosure Row

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 16, 2019 - 12:53pm
The Cayuga Indian Nation urged the Second Circuit on Monday to affirm a lower court's finding that tribal immunity protects it in a dispute with a New York county over the collection of property taxes on land owned by the tribe.

Clean Power Plan Foes Say New Rule Kills Court Case

LAW360 (Native feed) - July 16, 2019 - 12:29pm
Challengers of the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan asked the D.C. Circuit late Monday to put out of its misery long-delayed litigation over the rule slashing greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants, since the Trump administration has finally released a replacement rule.

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