Monthly Archives: June 2013

Baby Veronica Update

On Wednesday, June 26th, Matt and Melanie Capobiano’s attorney filed an Application with the United States Supreme Court, requesting that the Court put its order into effect “forthwith” regarding its decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl.    Asking the justices … Continue reading

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Articles Worth Reading

Several articles were published this week that are worth reading.   Check them out. What Do Lawyers Sell by Jason Furlong 50 Ways to Market Your Practice by Margaret Graham Tebo Top 10 legal writing hints when the audience is a cranky federal … Continue reading

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June 27, 2013 4th Circuit published opinion

Cooskey v Furtrell Cooskey ran a website which advocated a high protein diet to fight diabetes and offered individual counseling and advice to visitors. The North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition informally advised Cooskey his website constituted unauthorized practice and gave … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 4th Circuit published opinions

Carpenter’s Pension Fund of Baltimore, Maryland v Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Fund obtained a garnishment order against department. Department moved to dismiss based on the Eleventh Amendment. The district court denied Department’s motion. The panel reversed. It … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 South Carolina Court of Appeals published opinions

State v Beekman Beekman was convicted of molesting two stepchildren at a trial on charges related to both victims. The panel affirmed. It held that joinder of the charges was proper as the molestation took place in the same home … Continue reading

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Blockbuster Supreme Court Decisions This Week by Party Name & Keyword

This has been a blockbuster week for decisions from the United States Supreme Court.  Below are links to the decisions, in reverse chronological order, being discussed across the country: United States v. Windsor (DOMA) Hollingsworth v. Perry (Proposition 8) Adoptive … Continue reading

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June 26, 2013 United States Supreme Court opinions

United States v Windsor Windsor paid estate tax after her same sex spouse died. She sought a refund in district court arguing Section 3 of the defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The district court agreed and the 2nd Circuit … Continue reading

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