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Private Company Employees Who Blow the Whistle on Public Company Fraud Are Protected from Retaliation
When it passed the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 , Congress established protections against retaliation for "employees" who report fraud at public companies.
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New Media Journal
In the Case of My Brother's Keeper, Race Does Matter
President Obama announced last week a new race-based initiative, My Brother's Keeper.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
Matthew T. Mangino: Supreme Court weakens Fourth Amendment
One of the bedrock principles of the U.S. Constitution is that a person should be secure from unlawful governmental intrusions into the home.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
Babysitters at the Gate: The Supreme Court's Radical Expansion...
Yesterday, in Lawson v. FMR LLC , a divided U.S. Supreme Court decided its first case addressing the whistleblower protections of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act .
SCOTUS Holds SOX Whistleblower Law Protects Employees of Private...
On March 4, 2014, the United States Supreme Court held in Lawson v. FMR LLC , 571 U.S. __ , Case No.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Damon Root: SCOTUS Appears Ready to Rule for Police in Deadly Car Chase
At issue in Plumhoff v. Rickard was a 2004 high-speed car chase that started with a routine traffic stop and ended with the police firing 15 rounds into the fleeing vehicle, killing both the driver, Donald Rickard, and his passenger, Kelly Allen, both unarmed.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
National Review Online
Jonah Goldberg: Discrimination and My Brother's Keeper
According to the White House, the program will coordinate government agencies and private foundations to help young men and boys of color.
The Charlotte Observer
SCOTUS on YouTube: Now, maybe real cameras?
Surreptitiously recorded videos of Supreme Court proceedings that surfaced on YouTube last week aren't much of a viewing experience.
Canadian Business Magazine
Supreme Court says Sarbanes-Oxley law offers broad protection for whistleblowers
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that whistleblower protections in a federal law passed in response to the Enron financial scandal apply broadly to employees of publicly traded companies and contractors hired by the companies.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
The Miami Herald
Supreme Court scrutinizes Florida's death penalty law
Florida's death penalty came under fire from a key Supreme Court justice Monday, as a divided court confronted the role of low IQ scores in exempting convicted murderers from execution.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Court to reopen debate over executing mentally disabled
For more than half of his 68 years, Freddie Lee Hall has been awaiting execution in Florida for the brutal murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Courthouse News Service
9th Circuit Ends Daimler Worker's Dirty War Suit
Following a reversal by the Supreme Court, the 9th Circuit ruled Friday that former workers and their relatives cannot sue Daimler in California for its alleged complicity in Argentina's Dirty War.
Supreme Court weighs IQ test in Fla. death penalty case
On Monday, 36 years after the double murder that sent Hall to death row, the Supreme Court will consider whether Florida is right.
The Supreme Court Has Given Police Another Way to Search Your Home Without a Warrant
Make sure you're on good terms with your roommate or spouse - the Supreme Court now says just one occupant of a home can give consent to searches without a warrant, even if an individual has previously objected.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Supreme Court Session Purportedly Revealed In YouTube Video
A protest group has posted what appears to be the first video of the Supreme Court taken inside the courtroom with the court in session.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Stanford fraud suits allowed by Supreme Court
Victims of R. Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme can sue outside companies and law firms alleged to have played a role in the fraud, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, dealing a setback to the securities industry.
The Washington Post
Supreme Court rules against antiwar protester
The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously overturned an appeals court ruling that had favored an antiwar protester who was arrested for demonstrating at a sprawling U.S. Air Force base in California, but the justices did not get into the issue of free-speech rights.
DNA bill likely to pass despite concerns
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court last year gave states the authority to collect DNA before suspects are convicted, and Georgia may do so.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Justices uphold government's right to freeze assets
A divided Supreme Court ruled 6-3 Tuesday that the government can freeze assets even if they're needed by criminal defendants to hire private attorneys.
Mon Feb 24, 2014
Swing Vote: Supreme Court Hears Sides In EPA Greenhouse Gas Regulations Case
On Monday the Supreme Court heard 90 minutes of argument over the case Utility Air Regulatory Group v.