The weekly scour of administrative law sources occasionally comes up very dry. Readers are welcome to provide tips and pointers on current events relating to the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), Regulatory Flexibility Act (RFA), Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA), Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA), and all significant things regulatory related to the federal agencies and their overseers, the Congress, and the courts.
When the Appellate Court’s decision came down, the Chicago Tribune called it a “ground-breaking decision that “has stunned the condominium community nationwide.”
Third Circuit Decision Finding No Clean Air Act Preemption of State Law Nuisance Creates Apparent Split with Fourth Circuit
A recent case from the Third Circuit has muddied the waters for emissions facilities complying with Clean Air Act (“CAA”) permits.
Illinois Supreme Court to Consider FOIA, Due Process, Custody Hearings and Red Light Camera Ordinances As First Chicago Term Ends
On Wednesday morning, the Illinois Supreme Court allowed petitions for review in a long list of new civil cases, setting up interesting battles in the coming months over public works projects, the state Freedom of Information Act, an assortment of constitutional issues and the City of Chicago’s Red Light Camera Ordinance.
Is an Ontario-based inter-provincial class settlement enforceable in Manitoba? The answer depends in part on whether an Ontario court can properly exercise jurisdiction over non-resident class members.
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently affirmed the lower court’s granting of summary judgment to the defendants in a federal securities fraud suit, holding that the plaintiffs had failed to provide sufficient evidence that defendants’ conduct had caused the plaintiffs’ economic loss.
Governor Perry has appointed Fourteenth Court of Appeals Justice Jeff Brown (pictured) to fill the seat being vacated by Justice Nathan Hecht, who in turn is replacing departing Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson. All of these moves officially become effective on October 1, 2013.
I’ve been helping a few friends prep for their first oral arguments recently. It’s been a mutually beneficial exercise, because (1) it has forced me to think about what I do to prepare and why I do it, and (2) it reassured them that, if I can do this stuff, then anyone can.
Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court seemed poised to reject an expansive interpretation of the “traveling employee” exception to the “going and coming” rule, which holds that employees injured during their commute to work are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits for their injuries.