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.
Reports on the Accomplishments, Outcomes and Posture of the US Supreme Court in 2013-2014 Term
Dr Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on the accomplishments, outcomes and posture of the US Supreme Court in 2013-2014 Term.
The U.S. Supreme Court granted cert to many important issues, and adjudicated many related lawsuits in the concluded 2013-2014 Term. In resolving these important lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court tilted to more conservative posture without completely overturning any of the major landmark holdings but nevertheless denting many of them in a nuanced manner. Continue reading
Reports on State of Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Decision on Collective Bargaining Rights of Public Workers
Gurumurthy Kalyanaram – Former Dean and former NYIT and UT Dallas professor Gurumurthy Kalyanaram reports on State of Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Decision on Collective Bargaining Rights of Public Workers.
The Unions filed lawsuits in the State Courts against Act 10 of the State of Wisconsin. The State of Wisconsin legislature, supported and encouraged by the Governor, passed a legislation that severely curtails the collective bargaining rights of public workers. The legislation – Act 10 — was passed in 2011. Act 10 specifically limited bargaining rights to pay raises within the rate of inflation. Continue reading