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Stephanie Hoffer

Warren’s ‘wealth tax’ to face host of challenges

“It’s clear that they anticipate people trying to minimize the liability, perhaps in creative ways,” Hoffer said. 

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Peter Shane

California’s path to victory in border wall lawsuit is a narrow one, analysts say

“There will be a question raised as to whether a court should get into this quite so early,” Shane said.

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Douglas Berman

New York’s Bodega Owners Want to Sell You (Legal) Weed

“I don’t think anyone can confidently predict where we’re going to be five, ten, or 20 years from now on this,” Berman said. 

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Peter Shane

Thomas Bid to Revisit Touchstone Cases Gains Gorsuch Vote

Undoing the court’s substantive due process analysis is “wildly unlikely given how much Constitutional law has now been built on the foundation of the due process clause,” Shane said.

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Ruth Colker

Work at Home Gets Skeptical Eye From Courts as Disability Issue

“The scale is stacked on the side of the employer,” Colker said.

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Peter Shane

16 States Sue to Stop Trump’s Use of Emergency Powers to Build Border Wall

“Even though Trump’s political maneuver to get around an uncooperative Congress looks like it stretches the Constitution, the questions presented in court will raise ordinary and complicated issues of administrative law,” Shane said. 

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Peter Shane

The lawsuits that could block Trump’s border wall

“In a potential judicial dispute over the wall, the Democratic-led House would argue that the Defense Department was undermining Congress’ appropriations power by spending funds that had not been authorized for that purpose,” Shane said.

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Ric Simmons

Law professor: Many factors may be affecting length of Husel investigation

“The first is the question of causation,” Simmons said. “They have to prove that in fact it was the fentanyl that the doctors and nurses administered that actually caused these deaths.”

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Peter Shane

Legal Challenges to Trump Emergency Declaration Face Uphill Battle

“Courts are reluctant to second-guess the president on matters of national security,” Shane said.

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Peter Shane

Trump declaration faces uncertain fate in coming court fight

“It’s hard to know how exactly this is going to unfold politically or judicially,” Shane said.

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Peter Shane

‘I didn’t need to do this.’ Critics say Trump quote undercuts national emergency for border wall

“Because the president’s words are so at odds with the ordinary meaning of ’emergency,’ any brief challenging the emergency would be negligent not to quote him,” Shane said. “Whether a court would use those words to void the declaration is another matter.”

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Sarah Cole

Corporate Arbitration Tactic Backfires as Claims Flood In

“If it’s successful, I think it is a creative way that lawyers are trying to help individuals actually vindicate their claims,” Cole said. 

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