01/29/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that will clarify what burden of proof a plaintiff must meet to prevail in a retaliation claim. Attorneys in the case have asked the Court to determine whether employees must prove that the retaliation was the sole factor in an adverse employment action or one of several factors.
01/07/2013 - The 113th Congress is officially underway. However, some old business from the 112th Congress is only now reaching President Barack Obama’s desk. He recently signed two bills, one on trade secrets and one on surveillance, into law.
12/19/2012 - A report on Benghazi says security there was grossly lacking. Florida's "stand your ground" law has been cited as justification in a pizzeria shooting. A Utah boy brought a gun to school for "protection" in the aftermath of the Newtown shootings. Dick's Sporting Goods has removed from sales the semiautomatic rifle used in the killings.
12/10/2012 - President Barack Obama recently signed two bills into law. One of the laws improves security along the U.S. border with Mexico while the other expands whistleblower protections for federal employees.
11/30/2012 - The legality of drone strikes was a recurring theme among panelists speaking on national security and armed conflict at the 22nd Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law, held today at the Ritz Carlton in Washington, D.C.
11/14/2012 - In a ruling handed down last week, a federal district court upheld a provision of federal law that makes it illegal for consumer reporting agencies to disclose background check information that is more than seven years old.
10/22/2012 - The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases involving the use of dogs to sniff out narcotics. In the cases, the Court is determining whether dogs can be used to ferret out drugs inside a private residence and what credentials are necessary to prove that a drug dog is properly trained.