Reports on Amicus Curiae Briefs in US Supreme Court
Dr. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram, Dean, Expert Witness and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the role of amicus curiae briefs filed in support of the plaintiffs and/or defendants in lawsuits in US Supreme Court.
An amicus curiae (literally “friend of the court”) is an individual who is not a party to a lawsuit but who offers information that is relevant to the lawsuit. The presentation of information to the Court may take the form of legal opinion, testimony or learned treatise (the amicus brief) and is a way to introduce concerns ensuring that the possibly broad legal effects of a court decision will not depend solely on the parties directly involved in the case. The decision on whether to admit the information lies at the discretion of the court. The most popular mode of presentation is a brief. Continue reading
Reports on the Question Is Harsh Criticism of a Commission Headed by an Indian Supreme Court Justice a Reasonable Basis for Contempt Lawsuit against the Critic?
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor and expert witness and Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the Indian Supreme Court Holding on Contempt Lawsuit.
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on three important US Supreme Court decisions on law and lawsuit and public policy matters issued in 2014. Here is an executive summary of these decisions. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram UT Dallas
On Campaign Finance, McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission Gurumurthy Kalyanaram Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed by McCutcheon against Federal Election Commission, and supported by Republican National Party, found its way to the US Supreme Court. The Court held that that the overall limits for contributions from individuals to candidates and political parties was against freedom of expression and therefore, unconstitutional. The Court, however, did not disturb base limits of $2,600 per election. The Court had never before had struck down a federal contribution limit. Gurumurthy Kalyanaram NYIT Continue reading
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Whistleblower protection and ant-retaliation provisions have spawned lot of debate, and many lawsuits. This reportdiscusses the recent US Supreme Court decision which addressed whether the scope of the anti-retaliation provision of Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.Specifically, whether Section 806 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) (codified at 18 U.S.C. § 1514A) limits protection from retaliation to the employees of public companies, or if it also covers employees of contractors to a public company and if the said contractors can file a lawsuit under the anti-retaliation provisions of SOX.
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram on Lawsuit, NYIT, UT Dallas