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Injunctive Relief – Louisiana’s Act 620

Louisiana’s Act 620, which is almost word-for-word identical to the Texas “admitting privileges” law at issue in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, 579 U. S. ___, requires any doctor who performs abortions to hold “active admitting privileges at a hospital . . . located not further than thirty miles from the location at which the abortion is performed or induced,” and defines “active admitting privileges” as being “a member in good standing” of the hospital’s “medical staff . . . with the ability to admit a patient and to provide diagnostic and surgical services to such patient.”

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ADEA Violation – Sufficiency of Evidence

In 2014, Romuald (“Roman”) Tyburski, then age seventy-four, applied for a promotion with his employer, the City of Chicago’s Department of Water Management, but the City rejected his application.

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Plea Withdrawal – Plain Error

Robert Triggs was indicted for unlawfully possessing a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(9), which prohibits firearm possession by persons convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

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Order Correcting Opinion

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that corrections were made to paragraph 1 in the above-captioned opinion which was released on June 30, 2020.

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Habeas Corpus

Abdullah Alkhalidi (“Alkhalidi”) was convicted of murder, robbery, and theft.

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Damages

This is an appeal from a Federal Tort Claims Act judgment in favor of the plaintiff. When plaintiff Yong Juan “Maggie” Zhao gave birth to her son “S.,” he suffered an avoidable brachial plexus injury.

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Immigration – Asylum

Every year, hundreds of thousands of aliens are apprehended at or near the border attempting to enter this country illegally.

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SEC Enforcement Action – Equitable Relief

In Kokesh v. SEC, 581 U. S. ___ (2017), this Court held that a disgorgement order in a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) enforcement action imposes a “penalty” for the purposes of 28 U. S. C. §2462, the applicable statute of limitations.

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Bar Admission

This is a review, pursuant to Supreme Court Rule (SCR) 40.08(7), of a final decision of the Board of Bar Examiners (Board) declining to certify that the petitioner, David E. Hammer, satisfied the character and fitness requirements for admission to the Wisconsin bar set forth in SCR 40.06(1).

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Attorney Disciplinary Hearing

We review Referee Kim M. Peterson's recommendation that Attorney Peter J. Kovac's license to practice law in Wisconsin be suspended for six months for four counts of professional misconduct.

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