Monthly Archives: November 2011

Law Schools Are Teaching What They Can

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David Segal’s piece in the New York Times yesterday raised serious questions about whether law schools are really teaching students to become practicing attorneys rather than, say, just good law students. The piece also addressed such things as clinical work, legal scholarship, and the cost of law school. My perspective on these issues is unique [...]

New Merits Briefs Filed by Cockle Printing

We filed three merits briefs this week: Brief for Petitioner in Roberts v. Sea-Land Services, Inc., No. 10-1399, filed on November 14, 2011 Brief of Petitioner in Vartelas v. Holder, No. 10-1211, filed on November 15, 2011 Reply Brief of Petitioners in Messerschmidt v. Millender, No. 10-704, filed on November 16, 2011

PLF defends southern California job creators against union favoritism

Pacific Legal Foundation today filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to review a Los Angeles City ordinance that deprives grocery store owners of the right to choose their own workforce. On behalf of the California Grocers Association—a trade group that represents some 600 grocery store owners in the state—we argue [...]

New Merits Brief Filed by Cockle Printing

We filed a merits brief this week:  Reply Brief for Petitioner in Setser v. U.S., No. 10-7387, filed on November 10, 2011.

More on Jones–the Supreme Court’s GPS Monitoring Case

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SCOTUS news was dominated this week by the oral arguments United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259. In that case, the Court must decide whether law enforcement can conduct GPS monitoring sans warrant without violating the Fourth Amendment’s prescription of unreasonable searches and seizures. A lot was written about the oral arguments, but here are the [...]

Did Congress Preempt State-Law Tort Claims Made by Railroad Maintenance Workers?

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Tomorrow the Supreme Court will hear arguments in Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp., No. 10-879, on whether the Locomotive Inspection Act preempts state-law tort claims relating to locomotive repairs. I had the honor of previewing the case at SCOTUS Blog today, which you can find here. Attorney David C. Frederick of Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & [...]

Will the Court Allow GPS Monitoring?

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Today, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether Government can monitor people through GPS devices without warrants. The case has been covered extensively. Perhaps the most thorough treatment is that from SCOTUS Blog’s Lyle Denniston, which can be found here. Orin Kerr over The Volokh Conspiracy also covers both questions: whether the use of a GPS [...]

Cockle Printing’s Healthcare Litigation Forum

Lawrence J. Dickson, Ph.D., has filed his Brief of Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners in Florida v. DHHS, No. 11-400, and you can read it here.

New Merits Briefs Filed by Cockle Printing

We filed two merits briefs this week: Reply Brief for Petitioner in Nat’l Meat Ass’n v. Harris, No. 10-224, filed on November 1, 2011 Brief of Respondents Ctr. for Creative Voices in Media and The Future of Music Coalition in FCC v. Fox, No. 10-1293, filed on November 3, 2011