Eighth Circuit rules on Agricultural Gag laws

Aug 18, 2021

Two “Ag-Gag” statutes, one from Arkansas and the other from Iowa, have received decisions from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Whistleblowers and animal advocates are barred from accessing the inner workings of agricultural processing plants under ag-gag legislation. Slaughterhouses and concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, are two examples. Whistleblowers and investigators could face […]

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Third Circuit Allows NJ to Restrict Police Cooperation with Immigration Officials

Aug 17, 2021

The Attorney General of New Jersey’s ban on providing information to federal agencies is upheld by a federal court.The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, affirmed former New Jersey Attorney General Gubrir Grewal’s 2018 decision to limit local law enforcement’s cooperation with federal immigration agents on Monday. The order, […]

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Ridgewood Health Care Center, Inc. v. National Labor Relations Board

Aug 17, 2021

A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that an Alabama nursing home operator was not compelled to rehire and bargain with its predecessors’ unionized employees before making changes to working conditions, overturning the National Labor Relations Board’s decision. There was no evidence to support the NLRB’s judgment that Ridgewood Health Care Center Inc’s reluctance to […]

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UNITEDHEALTHCARE INSURANCE v. XAVIER BECERRA, (SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES)

Aug 17, 2021

On Friday, a federal appeals court reinstated a law that requires private insurers that handle federally sponsored Medicare programs to repay potentially billions of dollars in overpayments resulting from inaccurate diagnoses. UnitedHealth Group Inc (UNH.N) was dealt a blow by a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Washington, which had successfully challenged […]

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NJ Supreme Court rules cops cannot stop car if license plate only slightly obscured

Aug 17, 2021

In a verdict hailed by civil libertarians as a check on law enforcement power, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Monday that police cannot stop a driver just because their license plate bracket or plateholder obscures the vehicle’s tag slightly. The supreme court unanimously decided that the fact that the bracket partially obscures information on […]

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