- Lozano v. City of Hazleton
On January 10, 2011, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, urging it to review (and ultimately overturn) an appeals court decision that enjoined efforts by Hazleton, Pennsylvania to prevent illegal aliens from renting housing within the city.
- United States v. Rubashkin
On January 10, 2011, WLF filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit urging it to vacate a harsh, 27-year sentence for a small-business owner who was a first-time offender. The outcome of the case could have a significant impact on federal sentencing practices that affect all federal defendants, including business owners and company executives who are currently exposed to excessive prison terms for minor regulatory infractions.
- Court Ruling Offers Case Study In Proper Proximate Cause Analysis
By Frank Cruz-Alvarez, a Partner, and Alexandra Bach Lagos, an Associate, with the law firm Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
- Off-label RICO Suit Ruling Provides Valuable Guidance
By James M. Wood, a partner in the San Francisco office of the law firm Reed Smith LLP.
- Ruling On State Secrets Doctrine: Right Result But Flawed Reasoning
By Thomas R. McCarthy, Of Counsel with the law firm Wiley Rein LLP.
From The Legal Pulse:
- The Supreme Court Revisits Personal Jurisdiction in Goodyear Case – By Cory Andrews
- Enforcement Quotas, Most Wanted Lists: EPA Sprints Down the Overcriminalization Path – By Stephen Richer
- Draconian Sentence for Small Businessman Indicative of Criminalization of Free Enterprise – By Stephen Richer
- Activists Work to Inject “Environmental Justice” Concept into All EPA Actions and Beyond – By Glenn Lammi