Billboard firm hopes Ohio case helps high court challenge to Baltimore tax
A company mounting a constitutional challenge to Baltimore’s tax on commercial billboard operators hopes a recent Ohio high court decision striking down a similar Cincinnati assessment will convince the U.S. Supreme Court to hear its claim that the Maryland city’s tax violates the freedoms of speech and the press. In papers filed with the justices […]
Furloughs could become law firm layoffs, report says
Welcome to Monday, the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Arizona Governing Committee v. Norris decision that Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits states from discriminating on the basis of sex in providing retirement benefits. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Many law firm furloughs might […]
In chaotic era, conference aims to amplify 1st Amendment
For two days in Pittsburgh, a national exploration of what the First Amendment means to America in 2018 dug into every corner of this notion to understand where we are, and where we're going, in terms of the rights Americans have to express themselves.