Articles by Dan Rivoli
- Citizens United Has No Place in Big Sky Country: Montana Supreme Court
January 03 2012 3:38 PM
The Montana Supreme Court rejected an attempt to overturn a state ban on corporate political spending in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's Citizens United decision.
- Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas Recusal Decision Gets Chief Justice Support
January 03 2012 11:51 AM
Chief Justices John Roberts focused his year-end report on ethics at the nation's high court amid calls for Justices Elena Kagan and Clarence Thomas to recuse themselves from the health care law case.
- Appeals Court Upholds Telecom Immunity Over Domestic Spy Program
December 30 2011 5:30 PM
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a law giving telecommunication giants immunity over the Bush Administration's domestic surveillance program, but authorized lawsuits against the federal government.
- Ron Paul Proposal Would Severely Curtail Supreme Court Docket
December 30 2011 1:43 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court would be barred from hearing cases challenging state laws on privacy, prayer and marriage.
- 2012 - New Year, New State Laws
December 29 2011 12:36 PM
About 40,000 laws were enacted in the 50 states during 2011, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Romney Criticizes Gingrich's Plan for Federal Judges
December 27 2011 3:45 PM
Newt Gingrich has called for abolishing entire courts and forcing judges to testify before Congress to explain controversial decisions.
- Efforts to Impeach Judges Hit New High in 2011
December 27 2011 1:00 PM
The Iowa Supreme Court's 2009 same-sex marriage ruling and an injunction on Oklahoma's voter-approved ban on Sharia were a couple of the more controversial decisions that sparked impeachment calls.
- A Look at Politics From Christmas Past [PHOTOS]
December 23 2011 6:02 PM
There's a side to Washington, D.C., during the holiday season that doesn't involve political gridlock and a barely-functioning Congress. Here is a collection of photographs depicting American politics during the holiday season, from 1900 to 1941.
- N.Y.C. Campaign Cash Laws Withstand Challenge After Citizens United
December 22 2011 6:14 PM
Will Citizens United doom New York City's tough campaign finance laws at the U.S. Supreme Court?
- Rejected SEC-Citi Deal Prompts Another Challenge to Settlement
December 22 2011 4:57 PM
Taking a page from Judge Jed Rakoff: a month after a Securities and Exchange Commission settlement with Citigroup was rejected, federal judge in Milwaukee pressed the agency to explain its vague deal with a Wisconsin headphones manufacturer.
- Federal Judge Blocks Key Sections of South Carolina Immigration Law
December 22 2011 3:03 PM
The Obama administration scores another preliminary injunction against a state that has enacted a law attempting to drive out undocumented immigrations.
- 2011 Year in Review: Notable Supreme Court Decisions
December 22 2011 1:57 PM
After six months of notable decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court ended 2011 setting the stage for a blockbuster session in 2012.
- BofA Reaches $335 Million Deal Settling Discriminatory Lending Suit
December 21 2011 4:31 PM
Bank of America stressed that only Countrywide's practices are at issue in Wednesday's announcement of a settlement for discriminatory mortgage lending practices.
- N.Y.'s Top Court Paves Way for Unions to Sue Over Wall Street Fraud
December 21 2011 3:03 PM
Institutional investors such as unions won the right to file private common-law suits against Wall Street firms for alleged securities-related fraud and negligence.
- Obama's Overseas Corruption Busting Efforts Target Corporations, Executives
December 20 2011 9:37 AM
Prosecutors have been aggressively enforcing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act over the last several years to combat overseas bribery, hitting a peak of 48 lawsuits in 2010. Now the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is leading the effort to narrow the scope of the law.
- Supreme Court to Hear Health Care Law Arguments in March
December 19 2011 3:40 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Monday set the schedule for health care reform law arguments: March 26-28, 2012.
- Gingrich v. U.S. Judiciary: Ex-House Speaker Takes Court Concerns to Voters
December 19 2011 2:30 PM
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is attempting to gain traction among Iowa GOP primary voters with plan to rein in dictatorial federal courts.
- States With Arizona-Style Immigration Laws Seek Stay in Obama Administration Challenges
December 16 2011 4:22 PM
Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina have sought to halt Department of Justice challenges to their Arizona-style immigration laws, pending a U.S. Supreme Court review.
- Republican Debate in Iowa Puts U.S. Judiciary in GOP Crosshairs
December 16 2011 11:34 AM
We have the ability to rein in excessive judges, Mitt Romney said.
- Senator Asks AG to Reject Foreclosure Settlement Waiving Banks' Liability
December 15 2011 7:03 PM
Sen. Maria Cantwell wrote to Attorney General Eric Holder Thursday expressing concern that a nationwide settlement regarding major banks' foreclosure practices should not grant immunity in future investigations into their conduct leading up to the mortgage crisis.