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Government edicts doctrine

US Supreme Court Expands Government Edicts Doctrine

In Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org Inc., the U.S. Supreme Court clarified the extent to which governmental authorities can obtain copyright protection for content they create. By a vote of 6-3, the Court held that under the government edicts doctrine, the annotations below the statutory provisions in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated are ineligible

Chevron Takes Center Stage in Third Circuit’s FMLA Decision

U.S. Supreme Court Wrap Up: Public Law Decisions from 2016 Term

The U.S. Supreme Court’s October 2016 Term will be most remembered for the vacancy created by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. While the Court was shorthanded, it did reach decisions in several cases impacting local governments. This post offers a brief review of several key public law decisions: Heffernan

Supreme Court’s Reed v. Gilbert Decision Used to Strike Down Panhandling Ordinance

Supreme Court’s Reed v. Gilbert Decision Used to Strike Down Panhandling Ordinance

The implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Reed v. Gilbert are already be felt by municipalities across the country and not just with respect to sign ordinances. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently relied on the Court’s decision to strike down a panhandling ordinance. The Legal Background

Supreme Court Preview: Cases to Watch in Public Law

The U.S. Supreme Court recently began its October 2012 term. While issues like affirmative action, gay marriage, and voting rights are some of the most-highly anticipated issues on the docket this term, it is sometimes the lesser-known cases that really make waves. As New Jersey public law attorneys, we are