October 20, 2006
Fifth Circuit Interprets 11 USC 106(c). In In Re Supreme Beef Processors, the Fifth Circuit addressed whether a bankruptcy provision waived the USDA's sovereign immunity.
Seventh Circuit Interprets CAFA. In Santamarina v. Sears, Roebuck, the Seventh Circuit analyzed some procedural and jurisdictional issues under the Class Action Fairness Act.
Habeas Corpus RIP. Here's an editorial from the New York Times. Was this law necessary? What have we become. Sigh. I won't rant any more, but my passport proving I'm an American citizen is a pretty darn important document, even inside the United States, it seems to me.
Statutes of Limitation and Defamation on the Internet. Here's an article about a Texas case holding that limitations begins to run the day an article appears on the 'net, and stops one year later, even though the article remains posted and available. Go figure.
Kentucky Sex Offender Residency Limitations Upheld. There's an article here about enforcement of a Kentucky Statute regulating the residences of convicted sex offenders. This was a moot court problem for some of our students last year, and from what I understand, these laws are turning rural areas into "sex offender slums" and having other unintended consequences. A tough issue to regulate.
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