Monthly Archives: March 2010
Former IBM executive pleads guilty to insider trading in Galleon probe

Michael Kraemer at 3:20 PM ET [JURIST] Former International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) [corporate website] senior vice president Robert Moffat pleaded guilty [press release, PDF] Monday to conspiracy and securities fraud charges stemming from his involvement in the largest hedge fund insider trading case in US history. US Attorney Preet Bharara [TIME profile] said, “[Moffat] […]

State attorneys general to challenge health care reform legislation

Steve Dotterer at 3:47 PM ET [JURIST] Attorneys general from several states said Monday that they plan to file lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of the health care reform bill [text, PDF] passed [JURIST report] Sunday by the US House of Representatives [official website]. Attorneys general from at least 12 states – Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, […]

Supreme Court News

frp bypass apk Latest VersionThe Supreme Court just released its opinion in Johnson v. United States, no. 08-6925, reversing the Eleventh Circuit and finding that because the Florida offense of battery by offensive touching does not require the use of physical force, it does not qualify as an ACCA predicate under 935 (e)(2)(B)(i).http://www.abanet.org/publiced/preview/briefs/pdfs/07-08/08-6925_PetitionerReply.pdf

Lawyer Steven Townsend

Four cleared of illegal beer sales By: Bill Vidonic Beaver County Times Friday March 5, 2010 05:29 PM BEAVER — A Beaver County attorney and three employees at an Industry golf course were cleared Friday of charges that they sold beer without a license. Al Torrence, the Beaver Area School District solicitor, had been charged […]

Supreme Court upholds bankruptcy law provisions applied to attorneys

Jaclyn Belczyk at 10:14 AM ET [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] on Monday ruled [opinion, PDF] in Milavetz, Gallop & Milavetz v. United States [Cornell LII backgrounder; JURIST report] that attorneys are considered debt relief agencies under the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) [text] when they provide […]

ACBA Judiciary Committee Nominee

  Steven C. Townsend is a graduate of Indiana State University (B.A. Criminal Justice) and University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D., Civil Litigation Certificate).  He currently serves as a Criminal Justice Act Panel Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania District Court and as a member of the Conflict Attorney Panel for Beaver County. […]

Second amendment

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heardoral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Tuesday in McDonald v. City of Chicago [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether the Second Amendment [text] right to keep and bear arms is incorporated as against the states by the Fourteenth Amendment’s Privileges or Immunities […]

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