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1 hr ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

11th Circuit to hold arguments in Siegelman case

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has tentatively scheduled oral arguments this summer in former Gov. Don Siegelman's effort to overturn his conviction in a government corruption case.

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3 hrs ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

Appeals court grants former Alabama Governor hearing

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear an appeal filed by former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman.

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5 hrs ago | The Nation

Will the Supreme Court Let Florida Drug Test All Its Government Employees?

It might seem reasonable that Florida's governor Rick Scott wants to ensure all state agencies are drug-free workplaces; after all, why would you want your taxpayer money going to support the habit of some stoned, slothful bureaucrat? But what is the state really asking for when it demands that each public servant pee in a cup? When Governor Scott ... (more)

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Alabama Live

How should judges be selected in Alabama? Topic for May 1 Law Day event

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Current and retired judges will meet May 1 for a national Law Day public event in downtown Birmingham to discuss how judges should be selected to sit on benches around Alabama.

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The Montgomery Advertiser

Judge's ruling favors Creek casinos

A U.S. District Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama challenging the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in the state.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

JD Supra

Passing a DOT medical exam is a 'marginal function' of the job?

In a recent opinion by the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals involving a Type-1 insulin-dependent diabetic, the court found that passing a Department of Transportation medical examination was an impermissible "qualification standard" under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

JD Supra

Claims Against Failed Banks Must Go Through the FDIC's Administrative Claims Process

As described in a previous post , the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act requires that anyone with a claim against a failed bank must file a claim with the FDIC within 90 days of being notified of the FDIC's administrative claims process.

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Daily Business Review

11th Circuit Sends Back Case On Autodialed Calls

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The Orlando Sentinel

Supreme Court may take up Scott drug test policy

More than three years after Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the policy.

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CBS Local

Supreme Court May Take Up Gov. Scott Drug Test Directive

More than three years after Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order seeking across-the-board drug testing for state employees, the U.S. Supreme Court could be poised to decide whether to weigh in on the controversial policy.

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Sun Apr 13, 2014

Tallahassee Democrat

Our Opinion: Voting rights

But then, considering the voter purges, the restrictions on voting, the subsequent backtracking and the inevitable Election Day foul-ups, has this state's voting record ever really been out of the headlines? The Pew Charitable Trusts issued a report on voter access and found Florida lagging behind much of the rest of the country.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

Babalu Blog

Families of American pilots murdered by Cuba's Castro regime: No Spies for Gross Exchange

We the families of the three American citizens and one American resident shot down over international waters by the Cuban government on February 24, 1996, strongly oppose any exchange of Gerardo Hernandez for Alan Gross, Cuba's hostage.

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National Review Online

This Day in Liberal Judicial Activisma "April 12

State , Florida chief justice Rosemary Barkett dissents from the Florida supreme court's ruling that probable cause existed for an arrest.

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The Montgomery Advertiser

Judge's ruling favors Creek casinos

A U.S. District Court judge on Friday dismissed a lawsuit filed by the State of Alabama challenging the rights of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians to operate three casinos in the state.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

JD Supra

Collective Action Waiver Client Alert

Recently, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit upheld a class action waiver in an arbitration clause, compelling employees who had attempted to bring a collective action under the Fair Labor Standards Act to arbitrate their claims on an individual basis.

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Alabama Live

U.S. Supreme Court asked to consider if Alabama's property tax system is set up to underfund minority public schools

Attorneys for a group of poor Alabama schoolchildren and their parents have filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to consider scraping Alabama's property tax system.

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Courthouse News Service

Feds Must Answer for Vengeful Prison Beatings

The Bureau of Prisons may be liable to a man who became suicidal after suffering repeated attacks and assaults because he proved by wearing a wire that a guard had coerced sex from him, the 11th Circuit ruled.

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The Orlando Sentinel

Democrats' voting-rights bills are going nowhere fast

TALLAHASSEE It was an entirely predictable result. With three weeks left before the Florida Legislature calls it quits, a raft of Democratic-sponsored bills making it easier to vote are basically parked in the dead letter office of the Capitol.

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ABA Journal

11th Circuit nixes immunity for sheriff's officers who recorded attorney-client conversation

Upholding an earlier summary judgment ruling by a trial judge, a federal appeals court has held that two Florida law enforcement officers who secretly watched and recorded an attorney-client meeting violated the Fourth Amendment and can be held liable in a federal civil rights suit.

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JD Supra

Depressed Employee's Vacation Leave Request Did Not Qualify For FMLA Protection

The vacation request of an employee suffering from depression and anxiety did not qualify as a leave request under the Family and Medical Leave Act , according to a recent decision of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

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