A Federal Court Judge Reflects on Reentry Court

For the past year, I participated in a federal reentry court in the Southern District of Ohio. It has proven to be one of the more rewarding things I have done as a federal judge. Reentry court is a means to help individuals, upon their release from federal prison—having served time for felony convictions—successfully transition back to society.

Preparing for Your Rule 26(f) Conference When ESI Is Involved—And Isn't ESI Always Involved?

Let’s say you are contemplating filing a lawsuit in federal court, or your client unexpectedly gets served with a complaint. What happens in the next few months is crucial, particularly if electronically stored information (ESI) is involved, which will almost always be the case. Moreover, with the upcoming amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,1 litigators will have even more to do in these early stages.

Long Term Disability Claims: A Primer for Social Security Attorneys

How often, in the course of your Social Security practice, has a client approached you with a question regarding long-term disability (LTD) benefits? With 32.1 million Americans, or approximately 22 percent of the U.S. workforce, receiving employer-sponsored disability insurance, and many more purchasing individual disability policies, the subject is bound to come up.

Navigating TSA Civil Enforcement Actions

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the aftermath of 9/11 by the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), passed by the U.S. Congress and signed on Nov. 19, 2001. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 transferred TSA from the Department of Transportation to the newly created Department of Homeland Security.

The United States and Climate Change Conference (COP 21): Challenges to Reducing Greenhouse Gases

In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama remarked: “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.


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