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7th Circuit uses ‘wholistic’ reading of statutes to define scope of alternative fuel tax credit

After a “wholistic” reading of the statutory text about an alternative fuel tax credit, the Seventh Circuit has ruled that a Wisconsin-based fuel producer may not receive tax refunds for its gasoline-butane fuel mixture. The court released its decision in U.S. Venture, Inc. v. United States of America on Tuesday. The lawsuit was over the scope of a statutory credit taken against excise ...

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Wrongful Termination and Res Judicata

The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Peoria, finding that Frakes failed to show that she engaged in any protected activity giving rise to a Section 504 claim. We agree.

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Sentencing Guidelines

Eric D. Wagner was convicted of knowingly attempting to persuade or induce a minor to engage in illegal sexual activity, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2422(b).

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Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

Lee urges us to apply de novo review to his remaining claim regarding counsel’s failure to object to aspects of the prosecutor’s closing argument.

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AEDPA

On July 25, 2000, after a four-day bench trial, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Leo E. Holt found Gerald Winfield guilty of the attempted murder of Jarlon Garrett.

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7th Circuit stands alone in ‘sex’ discrimination decision

In July, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its panel decision in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana and affirmed a district court’s ruling that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 does not redress sexual-orientation discrimination in the workplace. 830 F.3d 698.

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SCOTUS takes up Epic case

Should the medical-technology firm Epic Systems and other companies be able to require that employees sign on to agreements forcing them to take labor disputes to independent arbitrators rather than court?

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