The Supreme Court declined to hand what the government called a “windfall” to gun possessors, rejecting criminal defendants’ due process arguments in a dispute over appellate review in felon-in-possession cases.
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Gary Gensler’s leadership team is taking shape with law professor Renee Jones being tapped to run the unit that reviews blank-check companies and will work on rules for corporations’ climate disclosures.
The U.S. Supreme Court asked the Biden administration for its views on a challenge to Harvard College’s use of race as an admissions factor, signaling interest in a case that could roll back affirmative action programs at selective universities across the country.
Houston Methodist Hospital workers lost their bid to block a policy requiring them to be vaccinated against Covid-19 after a judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas dismissed their lawsuit.
President Joe Biden’s judicial nominees with experience as federal public defenders are pleasing progressives seeking more professional diversity while providing fodder for Republicans questioning whether they’re prepared to handle complex civil litigation.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance on whether incentives can be offered to encourage worker Covid-19 vaccinations raised as many questions as it answered, leaving employers to grapple with what perks might violate the law.
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