In their Sentencing Guidelines column, Covington & Burling's Alan Vinegrad and Jason Levine write: Mandatory minimum sentences have, for years, been the subject of complaints from the bench, the defe
For the past four years, U.S. Agency for International Development contractor Alan Gross has wasted away in a Cuban prison, serving a 15-year sentence for providing Internet access to the island's sm
...expected to refine the reforms. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has introduced his own patent reform bill. Leahy commended the House...
...ll address those in a later post. In the Senate, Senators Leahy (D-VT), Lee (R-UT), Whitehouse (D-RI), and Klobuchar (D-MN) have...
Originally Published: Legal Blogs
A patent reform bill set for a Dec. 5 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives has intellectual property groups worried the sweeping language will do more harm than good in solving thorny patent lit
Originally Published: National Law Journal
With a vote on anti–patent troll legislation expected to take place in Congress this week, both supporters and opponents of the bill have been pulling out all the stops as the finish line appro
The Daily Report
Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly a
The Daily Report
Atlanta attorney Emmet Bondurant rejects the U.S. Senate filibuster as unconstitutional but says the Nov. 21 vote to change it violated Senate rules and could lead to "an even more partisan and lawle
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