Class-Action Foes Have Trifecta Before Supreme Court

PJP fellow Daniel Fisher discusses three pending cases that could end class-action litigation. Three cases that may determine the future of class-action litigation are before the Supreme Court. If business advocates get their way on all three, plaintiff lawyers could have a much harder time convincing courts to certify lawsuits on behalf of large groups […]

THE TWENTIETH AMENDMENT WAS SUPPOSED TO DO AWAY WITH THE “LAME DUCK” CONGRESS: SO WHY HAVE WE SPENT THE LAST DAYS OF 2010 WATCHING ONE?

“A very undesirable legislative condition.” That is how the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, gathering in 1932, referred to the period after a bi-annual election and before the swearing in of the new Congress. The committee was describing reasons why the nation should adopt what turned out to be the twentieth amendment to the Constitution. […]