Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group Podcast Gregory F. Jacob August 31, 2015
On July 24, 2015, the D.C. Circuit Court issued an opinion allowing a challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and of the recess appointment of its director to continue. Our expert discussed the implications of this decision and other recent developments in Dodd-Frank Act litigation.
Corporations, Securities & Antitrust Practice Group Podcast
- Gregory F. Jacob, Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP
The Supreme Court issued a number of notable opinions in the area of bankruptcy law during the recently concluded term. Our experts offered their analysis on recent developments in the field and took questions from a call-in audience.
Environmental Law & Property Rights Practice Group Podcast
- Prof. Thomas Plank, Joel A. Katz Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Tennessee College of Law
- Prof. Zvi Rosen Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law
- Prof. David Skeel, S. Samuel Arsht Professor of Corporate Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
John Elwood June 25, 2015
Under what circumstances can the government take your property without giving you compensation? Does it matter whether it is real property or personal property? On June 22, with an interesting alignment of justices, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Horne v. Department of Agriculture, addressing these and other questions.
Federalism & Separation of Powers Practice Group Podcast
- John Elwood, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP
On Tuesday, May 26, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request from federal government lawyers to overturn a lower court injunction, and to thereby allow President Barack Obama's immigration actions to go into effect pending appeal. What now are the legal effects of the President’s immigration actions? What are the possible next steps in the litigation? These and other questions were answered on this Teleforum Conference call.
Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
- Dr. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law & Community Service, Chapman University School of Law
On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Glossip v. Gross. The case turns on the efficacy of the first drug in Oklahoma’s three-drug execution protocol, the subject of controversy after a highly publicized botched execution last year; critics claim that this drug is unable to reliably produce the deep, coma-like unconsciousness necessary to avoid the pain and suffering that can result from the administration of the second and third drugs, and that the protocol violates the Eighth Amendment because of this. Oral arguments were expected to be revealing as to whether the court will focus narrowly on the specific execution method in question or range more broadly over important constitutional issues related to the death penalty.
- Kent S. Scheidegger, Legal Director & General Counsel, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation