The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia cited the Restatement of the Law Fourth, The Foreign Relations Law of the United States, in holding that the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia did not abuse its discretion in imposing sanctions on ...Continue Reading
The Supreme Judicial Court of Maine and the Supreme Court of Rhode Island recently adopted Sections of the Restatement of the Law Second, Torts. Summaries of those opinions follow.
In Cianchette v. Cianchette, 2019 WL 2345434 (Me. June 4, 2019), the Supreme Judicial Court of Maine adopted the ...Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court recently cited Model Penal Code §§ 2.02 and 2.04 in determining that, to convict a defendant of possessing a firearm as an alien unlawfully in the United States in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g) and 924(a)(2), the ...Continue Reading
In a recent opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court cited the Restatement of the Law Third, Trusts, in support of its conclusion that the presence of in-state trust beneficiaries alone did not empower a state to tax trust income that had not been distributed to the beneficiaries when ...Continue Reading
The U.S. Supreme Court relied in part on Restatement of the Law Second, Torts §§ 653 and 658 in concluding that the statute of limitations in an individual’s § 1983 action against a prosecutor who allegedly fabricated evidence and used it to pursue criminal charges began to run ...Continue Reading