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Briefly: For the Los Angeles Times, David Savage reports that today the justices will consider a cert petition that asks them to overturn a case that bars “states from requiring mail-order sellers to collect sales taxes if the vendors ha[ve] no ‘physical presence’ in that state,”...

Insurance policies are of course written documents, dependent upon standard conventions of grammar and usage in order to establish their meaning. A recent unpublished opinion from the Ninth Circuit wrestled with the grammar rules involved when an insurance application’s question and answer created a double...

[The referenced article was originally published in Law360.] Since August 2015, defense contractors have been on notice that they were required to implement the security controls in National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) Special Publication (“SP”) 800-171 no later than December 31, 2017 on covered...

The petition of the day is: Pou v. California 17-870 Issues: (1) Whether the proof required to satisfy Brigham City v. Stuart, which held that the emergency-aid exception to the warrant requirement allows warrantless home searches when the police have an “objectively reasonable basis for believing that an...